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The Humber LEP is pleased to announce the appointment of current Board member, Graham Cross, as its new Small Business Champion.

Graham has sat on the Humber LEP’s Board since May 2015, as a representative of the Hull & Humber Chamber of Commerce.

The role of Small Business Champion is to represent small businesses on the Humber LEP Board, and ensure that their needs are considered in the decision making of the LEP.

Graham is the founder and Managing Director of GXD Logistics Ltd, based in Hull. The company was founded in 2006 and provides global freight forwarding services to clients in the UK and overseas, supported through its global agency network. GXD also offers bespoke Warehousing, Distribution & ‘Pick & Pack’ services from its Hull facility to a range of UK and International clients.

Graham Cross said:

“It remains a real privilege to be involved in the Humber Local Enterprise Partnerships decision making as a Board member, so to be appointed Small Business Champion is something I’m very proud of.

“I’m keen to get started, as this is something that I feel very passionate about. I’m looking forward to helping small businesses continue to receive the assistance and recognition that they deserve. I will be using all of my experience to do them justice.”

Lord Haskins, Chair of the Humber LEP said:

“Graham’s experience and his dedication to business in the Humber area makes him an ideal candidate for this role.

“I have no doubt that Graham will aid small businesses in the Humber grow and develop at a positive rate. The Humber LEP Board will feel the benefits of this new role, which has been put in place to ensure that, as always, the needs of small businesses are taken account of in our decision making.  It complements our existing business engagements and support for SMEs, including through our Business Growth Hub.”