Team Lincolnshire launched a new business plan setting out ambitious objectives in hopes of boosting the economy and increasing investment into Greater Lincolnshire.
Established in 2017, Team Lincolnshire is an ambassador programme, with a key focus on improving the environment for businesses around the region in order to attract investment.
Along with a successful portfolio of of case studies in which they have supported the business environment, Team Lincolnshire also represent Greater Lincolnshire during their regular attendance to MIPIM, an annual real estate exhibition in Cannes.
In three years Team Lincolnshire has grown from a small informal group of mainly property professionals, to an ambassador programme with 115 members covering a broad range of sectors and located both within and outside the region.
During a webinar, around 50 Team Lincolnshire ambassadors tuned in to hear presentations from fellow ambassadors Councillor Colin Davie of Lincolnshire County Council, Simon Morris from Gleeds consultants, John McCay from RizkMcCay, and Samantha Harrison and Karen Seal from Lincolnshire County Council.
Team Lincolnshire’s new motto is ‘Together We’re Greater’, emphasising the collaborative nature of the programme and the fact that it covers the historic county of Lincolnshire from the Humber to the Wash as well as Rutland.
Five strategic objectives for the future were set out:
- Attract business investment into the Greater Lincolnshire construction sector
- Attract business investment into the Greater Lincolnshire food manufacturing sector
- Attract office-based businesses looking to relocate
- Attract investment that benefits all
- Provide investors with a comprehensive soft-landing package
Future activity will cover all economic sectors with a particular focus on food processing, automation and robotics.
In the future there will be a particular focus on renewables / energy, carbon reduction, visitor economy, health and care and digital technology.
Karen Seal, Principal Place and Investment Officer at Lincolnshire County Council said: “We had a very encouraging turnout at the webinar and it has already been received well by our ambassadors – several have already got in touch and want to do more to help and support our ambitions.”
“Team Lincolnshire is rapidly becoming one of the best and most effective ambassador programmes in the country. Our members work together and go out of their way to promote our area as a great place to live, work, learn and invest.
“We’d love to welcome new members as we move into the next phase of our growth.
“If you’d like to find out more please do get in touch.”
Councillor Colin Davie, Executive Councillor for Economy and Place at Lincolnshire County Council, said: “It was fantastic to see such a turnout of committed and ambitious Team Lincolnshire ambassadors at the webinar to discuss our plans for the future.
“I know the future for Greater Lincolnshire and Rutland will be bright with such engaged and passionate members to fly the flag for our place, not just locally but nationally and internationally.”
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