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Herefordshire Business Board to Recruit New Members

Herefordshire Business Board has a vital role in supporting enterprise and economic growth for Herefordshire and is now looking to recruit additional members. The key role of the HBB is to represent the collective interests of the private sector in the delivery of the economic strategy for the county, and the board also influences the decisions of the Marches Local Enterprise Partnership, guides policy and works alongside the Council and other Partners in supporting key development projects in Herefordshire.

HBB Chair, Neil Kerr said “ Our overarching objective is to help create new jobs in the County, and since its inception in December 2010, the HBB has had some great successes; not least leading the team that helped gain Enterprise Zone status for Skylon Park, the new Enterprise Zone in Hereford. The board works closely with Herefordshire Council and supports several grant schemes which help start-ups and growing businesses in the County”.

“I would encourage local business people to get involved. Being a member of the Herefordshire Business Board is a great opportunity to help shape the economic future of the County. We meet bi-monthly, the meetings regularly feature outside speakers, and members have the opportunity to take part in related project work.”
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Members of the Board will be from the private sector, show an understanding of Herefordshire’s profile and economic development needs, and be reflective of the county’s current and growth employment sectors. In addition membership will reflect the geographic profile of the county, including the market towns; and include representation of small business that that have the ambitions to build the profile of the counties private sector.

We encourage all interested individuals to apply. Full details of the application process can be found on the Herefordshire Business Board website here: http://www.herefordshirebusinessboard.co.uk/join-us/ 

Closing date for applications is 12 noon, Friday 17th May.