Humber LEP seeks big voice for small businesses

By Grimsby Telegraph | Posted: 8 Mar 2018

HUMBER Local Enterprise Partnership is seeking a new small business representative to join its board.

The organisation has a designated place for a Small Business Champion, with a remit to liaise with local membership organisations and SMEs to help shape policies and support initiatives, while acting as an ambassador.

Graham Cross, of GXD Logistics, is ready to pass the baton on, having been the first appointment.  

Lord Haskins, chair of the Humber LEP, said: “Graham has made a valuable contribution over the past few years, so these will be big shoes to fill.

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“The Humber has many innovative, growing small businesses which are an essential part of the fabric of our economy.  We are looking for a high calibre individual who can champion the needs of small businesses and help shape an environment that enables them to thrive.”

There are 30,400 small and medium sized enterprises in the Humber LEP area, up from 26,175 when the LEP came into being in 2010.  It provides free impartial business advice through its Growth Hub, and grants to support SME growth through its Growing the Humber programme.

Interested applicants can find out more about the role and how to apply at

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