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Professor Steve West appointed interim Chair

Professor Steve West appointed interim Chair

Professor Steve West, Vice-Chancellor of the University of the West of England, has been appointed interim Chair of the West of England Local Enterprise Partnership following the April Board meeting.

Steve takes over the reins at the Local Enterprise Partnership as the West of England Combined Authority is formed,

“The West of England LEP has brought together the best of business and local councils providing a strong, powerful voice for the area.  We have unrivalled business strengths, a well-qualified workforce and world-class academic research. I look forward to working with the new Combined Authority Mayor to ensure this continues without interruption.”

The West of England LEP works together with business and councils to support economic growth and attract new jobs and investment to Bristol, Bath, Weston-super-Mare and the surrounding countryside.

The role of the LEP and the position of LEP Chair will continue in the new West of England Combined Authority. Work is ongoing to ensure representation from all parts of the business community across the four councils area on the LEP Board.

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