Making It Board members

Posted 6th March 2019

To stimulate and support regional economic growth, the Liverpool City Region Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) supports a number of regional Boards. The Liverpool City Region (LCR) Advanced Manufacturing Board (known as the Making It Board) is looking to appoint additional industry Board members from both large companies and SMEs.

The objectives of the Board can be summarised as follows:

  • Agree the priorities and develop the long-term strategy for the LCR Advanced Manufacturing sector to maximise economic growth and competitiveness.
  • Develop the LCR Advanced Manufacturing industry-base.
  • Facilitate collaboration and networking across the manufacturing community, supply chain, academia, further education, schools, research assets, Government departments and beyond.
  • Work to champion/showcase the LCR Advanced Manufacturing sector to enhance the reputation of the region, collaboration with regional partners and drive inward investment.

The Board draws its membership from senior level representatives across the advanced manufacturing, engineering and technology sectors. New members selected should be representative of their sector and/or organisation types and be able to demonstrate accountability to their constituencies. Membership of the Board reflects the LCR geography.

All members should understand the economic context of Liverpool City Region. They should understand local investment priorities and have knowledge of the local conditions, needs and opportunities. Members must be willing, committed and prepared to collaborate positively, and bring their own experience, expertise and insight to bear (as opposed to pursuing individual and/or organisational interests) to ensure actions are delivered for the City Region.

We recognise and embrace the benefits of having a diverse Board and see increasing diversity at Board level as essential in representing the diverse community that constitutes Liverpool City Region.

Members will not be remunerated for their involvement with the Board. Board meetings will take place quarterly, with meetings lasting for approximately 2-3 hours. The Board Terms of Reference are available upon request and information on the LEP’s commitment to transparency can be seen here.

If you are interested in being considered, please submit your CV and a brief supporting statement indicating why you would like to join the Board to Simon Reid, Head of Advanced Manufacturing at the LEP – by 5pm on 5 April 2019.