Richard Bonner, Chair of the West of England Local Enterprise Partnership, said: "It is with great sadness that we learned of the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the UK's longest-reigning monarch, who has died at the age of 96. On behalf of the West of England LEP Board, my thoughts and sympathies are with the King and the Royal Family at this sad time."
The Local Enterprise Partnership (or LEP) is a partnership between businesses, universities, the region’s councils and Combined Authority. Its role is to secure our region’s success by promoting an environment in which businesses thrive and communities grow in a sustainable way.
The LEP worked with the Combined Authority, government, and the business community to develop our region’s Local Industrial Strategy, which sets out our priorities to drive long-term growth in our economy.
The Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) Board is made up of influential business leaders with valuable expertise in a range of industry sectors.
The LEP Board advises the West of England Joint Committee. The committee is the decision-making body for issues relating to the West of England Combined Authority. It decides which projects should funded and discusses the progress made by these projects at its public meetings.