Sheffield legal eagle joins City Region LEP Board

Published 15th January 2015 at 9:41am

Martin McKervey, Partner at law firm Nabarro, has joined the Board of the Sheffield City Region Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP).

Martin joins the LEP at a very important time. In July 2014, the LEP secured the fifth most substantial Growth Deal that any area made with Government, which will create over 28,000 jobs and training for 40,000 people. In December, it also achieved only the second Devolution Deal in England with Government, giving it more influence and control over existing funding.

Martin is a partner at Nabarro which is an international law firm with offices in Sheffield, as well as London, Manchester, Brussels, Dubai and Singapore. He has over 25 years’ experience working in the construction, engineering, energy and manufacturing sectors both nationally and internationally.

Martin McKervey said,

“It is clear to me that Sheffield City Region has a critically important part to play in the future of the UK economy and as part of a ‘Northern Powerhouse’.

“Over the past few years, through my work as Chair of the Property and Construction Sector Group, I have been able to play a part in shaping the City Region’s Strategic Economic Plan.  In this role, I worked closely with the LEP Board to ensure that our local economic plans reflect what our property and construction sector needs to grow.

“I look forward to contributing further through this new and exciting role and I hope that my legal expertise and infrastructure experience will be an asset to this already outstanding LEP Board.”

LEP Chairman James Newman said:

“Martin is an excellent addition to our LEP Board and I’m looking forward to welcoming him to his first Board meeting later this month.

“Martin has already contributed much to our Strategic Economic Plan as well as being instrumental in the success of the City Region’s MIPIM event and I am delighted that he will continue to give us the benefit of his vast experience across a number of business sectors.

“Martin brings a wealth of professional expertise, which will strengthen our private sector-led LEP Board as we work together with public sector partners to boost economic growth and create jobs for the City Region.”

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