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Businesspeople from across the Humber are being invited to apply to join the Advisory Board of the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) Forum.

The Humber LEP Forum exists to involve local businesses and stakeholders in the LEP’s plans and activities.  The Advisory Board will support LEP Forum Chair Richard Tuplin in leading this work and offer advice to the LEP Board.

The Advisory Board will also be responsible for organising the LEP Forum’s open meetings, which will be held several times a year.  The first of these, which featured guest speaker Danny Alexander MP (the Chief Secretary to the Treasury), was attended by over 270 people last month.

The Advisory Board will include the chairs of key local business representative organisations, as well as several individual businesspeople.  There are a total of 15 places available.  Potential members can email for more information on how to apply.  The deadline for applications is Friday 25 May.

Richard Tuplin, Chair of the Humber LEP Forum, said: “The Advisory Board will be where we bring together some of the key people and organisations who want to help the LEP succeed.  We will be a critical friend when we need to be, but we also won’t be afraid to get stuck in and support the LEP to do more.”

Lord Haskins, Chair of the Humber LEP, said: “We’re fortunate that the local business community is hugely supportive of the LEP.  I asked Richard to set up the LEP Forum to harness that enthusiasm and help us do more than our Board of 14 can achieve on its own.”