As Business Programme Manager, Laura leads on the Humber’s European Structural and Investment Funds programme which is investing over £87.7m in the Humber.
Laura’s role is to ensure that the Humber area gains maximum impact from these funds, that the LEP’s ESIF Strategy is delivered and that activity is aligned with the LEP’s Strategic Economic Plan. This includes providing advice to the Humber ESIF Sub-Committee, development of implementation plans and subsequent call documents and overseeing the implementation of projects being supported through the programme.
Before joining the Humber LEP, Laura managed North Lincolnshire Council’s Economic Development Team which included the management of the £10m North Lincolnshire Regional Growth Fund Programme. Prior to this, Laura held a number of roles at Yorkshire Forward including the management of investments being made in the Humber through the Renaissance Towns Programme.