Humber LEP board revealed

ABLE UK founder Peter Stephenson is among the nine private sector members appointed to the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership board.

Mr Stephenson is joined by David Kilburn, managing director of MKM Building Supplies and John Good Shipping managing director Alan Platt as the new members.

The private sector will also continue to be represented by John Clugston, ABP Hull and Goole port director Matt Jukes and BP Chemicals communications manager Malcolm Joslin who played key roles in the early months of the LEP. Howard O’Neill, president of the Hull and Humber Chamber of Commerce, is an ex-officio board member.

Lord Haskins and Cosalt chairman David Ross had already been named as the Partnership’s chairman and vice-chairman.

Lord Haskins said: “The Humber LEP Board, like the LEP itself, is all about local businesses and local people, and my first task was to ensure all concerned have good strong links to, as well as an interest in, the Humber economy.

“Now that the Humber has been recognised as the major UK centre for renewables, we need to exploit this and ensure that all parties work together to encourage inward investment into our Enterprise Zones as well as create opportunities for local companies.

“We have a lot of work to do, but I have total confidence that my members of the Board will rise to meet this challenge.”

The board is completed by the leaders of the four local authorities and the vice-chancellor of the University of Hull, professor Calie Pistorius.