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Business - New Faces Join LEP Board


8:59am 3rd November 2014

Five experienced entrepreneurs are lending their expertise to "Transforming Dorset".

They've joined the Dorset Local Enterprise Partnership's board of directors to help advise and influence the LEP's plans to improve economic prosperity in the county.

Weymouth College Principal Liz Myles and Chief Executive of Portland Harbour Authority Steve Davies are among the new members.

As is Director of Bovington Tank Museum - Richard Smith.

Chairman of the board Gordon Pages said "Each member brings both wise and relevant experience, with particular skills in their own sectors. When combined, this knowledge and expertise will help the LEP to meet the challenges of delivering jobs and sustainable growth to Dorset and meet the goals of our Strategic Economic Plan (also known as 'Transforming Dorset')."

The roles are voluntary and non-executive positions that members can hold for a maximum of four years.

The broad's main aim is to support a strong, productive and sustainable economy by boosting higher paid and better skilled jobs.

The Dorset LEP is controlled by leaders from different business backgrounds with representatives from local government and higher education.

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