The West of England Local Enterprise Partnership’s (LEP’s) role is to secure the region’s continued economic success by promoting an environment where businesses thrive and healthy and productive communities grow in a sustainable way. We work with Government to promote and champion the economic success of the region and support the attraction of new inward investment.
We shape regional policy to ensure residents have the right skills and can benefit from the region’s success and we support business growth by working to attract new jobs to Bristol, Bath and Weston-super-Mare and the surrounding areas. The board’s business members are influential leaders with valuable industry knowledge and expertise to help advise both within the region and beyond. The West of England offers excellent quality of life and has a growing national and international profile. It’s a great place to live and work and, as a partnership between business and local authorities, we are making it a better one.
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Our board members come from a diverse array of professional backgrounds. They apply their diverse experiences and perspectives to relevant sectors across the West of England. Board member Neil Douglas is specifically responsible for representing and engaging with the small to medium-sized enterprise (SME) business community.