Business leaders needed for new Lincolnshire LEP tourism board

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Business leaders are being sought for a new Visitor Economy Board set up by the Greater Lincolnshire Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP).

The organisation is searching for 15 Lincolnshire-based private-sector leaders to become voluntary members of the new board, which will support the sector and shape and influence the future of the visitor economy in Greater Lincolnshire.

The visitor economy is made up of the businesses and services, which support visitors who come to the area for a variety of reasons, including holidays and day trips, on business or to visit relatives and friends.

The LEP already has boards which focus on food, investment, employment and skills, and water management.

Anyone interested in applying for the role can request a briefing pack by emailing [email protected] or call Nicola Radford on 07500 992115 for an informal discussion.

The deadline for applications is 17th March 2017.

Ursula Lidbetter, Chair of the Greater Lincolnshire LEP said: “The visitor economy is worth over £1.9 billion a year to the Greater Lincolnshire economy, supports over 39,000 jobs and has long-term growth potential.

“More than 31 million people visited Greater Lincolnshire’s world-class visitor attractions in 2015.

“The role of this board is to shape and influence the visitor economy strategy to ensure that we have the right services to meet the needs of visitors and to grow this sector of our economy.

“We are looking for talented and experienced individuals who can help drive this agenda for the benefit of Greater Lincolnshire.”