The Energy and Decarbonisation Board:
Supported by Hull City Council, the board is chaired by Lord Haskins and has a mix of private sectors members from the energy industries in the Humber. The board, which will focus on decarbonisation, provides the ideal forum to lead and help shape the Humber LEP future Industrial Strategy. The board will work with other forums across the region to ensure that these other forums link in with the work of the Advisory Board and operate within an agreed framework to avoid duplications and confusion in the market.
The Humber High Energy Intensive Sector Board:
Supported by North Lincolnshire Council and chaired by Brendan Conlan, the work of the Advisory Board is being delivered via the Strategic Board, through CATCH. This is a private sector led organisation with the membership of over 200 private and public bodies. More recently, the group has contributed to gathering of evidence in support of the Industrial Strategy and is well placed to drive forward the second key element of the Industrial Strategy – decarbonisation of the energy intensive and continuous processes.
The Humber Multi-Ports Board:
Supported by North East Lincolnshire Council, this is a major enabler sector for the Industrial Strategy, and a key historical sector developed around the estuarial assets of the Humber. This Advisory Board is currently focusing on the promotion of the opportunities and assets of the Humber Ports infrastructure and the establishment of east/ west connectivity as a freight corridor from the Humber to Liverpool. Consultants have been commissioned by NELC to help develop the evidence base and priorities for the Industrial Strategy.
The Engineering and Assembly Board (Future Development):
Supported by East Riding of Yorkshire Council, this Advisory Board has been established to highlight the newly recognised sector of engineering and assembly as a potential economic driver. The sector currently employs over 18,000 people in the Humber Region, with the Humber LEP area making up a fifth of those employed in the sector across the Yorkshire and Humber region. Initial work completed by East Riding of Yorkshire Council demonstrates the importance of the sector in our developing Industrial Strategy.