Richard leads the development of the Humber LEP’s economic strategy, investment programmes and business support services.
His work has included developing the Humber Strategic Economic Plan and Local Industrial Strategy; negotiating the Hull and Humber City Deal and the Humber’s Growth Deals; and overseeing the implementation of the LEP’s business support and investment programmes. He has led numerous successful bids, including for Enterprise Zones, Regional Growth Fund and Local Growth Fund.
Recently, Richard has led work on the Humber Cluster Plan to decarbonise the region’s industry and the development of the Humber Estuary Plan.
Richard is the key link with the Business Development Board and chairs the Humber Economic Resilience Group.