Video: LEP Chairmen vow greater collaboration
On Tuesday 29 May, Chairmen from the four Local Enterprise Partnerships in Yorkshire, came together for a collaboration panel discussion in Leeds entitled: “The Yorkshire LEPs – All you need to know at one event.”
The discussion brought together, for the first time, James Newman from Sheffield City Region LEP, Neil McLean from Leeds City Region LEP, Barry Dodd from York, North Yorkshire and East Riding LEP and Lord Haskins from the Humber LEP.
The event attracted wide interest, with around 100 senior leaders from the private and public sectors in attendance. The four Chairmen debated LEP issues including attracting overseas investment, graduate retention, government funds, and how the Yorkshire LEPs are currently collaborating over major projects.
James Newman, Chairman of the Sheffield City Region Local Enterprise Partnership, said, “This event provided an excellent opportunity for the four Yorkshire LEPs to share ideas, experiences and opinions.
We know that we are stronger when we work together and there are some excellent opportunities for collaborating as we grow and gather strength. There are already some great examples of LEPs collaborating on agendas including skills, transport and international investment opportunities.”
The event took place at Aspire in Leeds and was organised by the Built Environment.