Leicestershire Business Voice announces new chair

Leicestershire Business Voice (LBV) has appointed Robin Pointon as its new chair.

Pointon steps up from his previous position as vice-chair of LBV and is also managing director of Leicester-based specialist sustainable transport consultancy Go Travel Solutions.

He will oversee a board of six other directors, responsible for providing LBV members with a regular programme of business-themed webinars, events and debates.

LBV also offers an independent and collective voice to represent the local business community through engagements with other key local stakeholders, the public sector and regional bodies.

Pointon has lived in Leicester since 1985. In that time, he has worked for Arriva, Leicestershire County Council and Leicestershire Promotions.

In 2008, he set up Go Travel Solutions.

He joined the board of LBV in 2015.

Pointon said: “I’m delighted to represent members and my fellow board directors as the new Chair of LBV. These are certainly challenging times for all businesses in and around the city, and it’s vital that we continue to ensure our offer to members is relevant and beneficial to their growth and development.

“We’re currently surveying our members and some non-members, to get their feedback on how the organisation can evolve to meet the changing needs of the business world in which we’re now living. I am confident that LBV will continue to provide a strong platform for amplifying the voice of the Leicester business community.”

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