Yeovil College Principal Joins Heart of the South West Local Enterprise Partnership Board
Yeovil College’s Principal & CEO, Mark Bolton, has been invited to and has accepted a position on the Heart of the South West Local Enterprise Partnership’s (LEP) Board as a non-executive director.
Yeovil College’s Principal & CEO, Mark Bolton, has been invited to and has accepted a position on the Heart of the South West Local Enterprise Partnership’s (LEP) Board as a non-executive director, strengthening Mark’s firm beliefs in place leadership and community growth.
Mark said: “My colleague John Laramy from Exeter college held this position for the previous three years as the Further Education and Skills voice for the Heart of South West LEP area and I am delighted to represent the college, wider education and skills perspectives for the next term of office.
“It is a unique opportunity to ensure that the voice to inform future workforce needs is present in discussions which shape our future in the Heart of South West. What our capable workforce can do has such a profound impact on the success and prosperity of our community and it is a privilege to be in a position to make that contribution to inform the plan for our place.”
The Heart of the South West LEP’s Board works to improve economic development and prosperity in the Heart of the South West area, which covers Devon, Somerset, Plymouth and Torbay, and deliver the area’s Local Industrial Strategy.
The Heart of the South West Local Enterprise Partnership is one of 38 LEPs in England, whose purpose is to lead and influence economic growth, job creation and prosperity across the Heart of the South West area. The role of the LEP Board oversees the programme of infrastructure, business support and skills projects being delivered by 2025, through the delivery of the area’s local industrial strategy, aligning with the Government’s National Industrial Strategy and Local Assurance Framework.
The LEP’s Board is made up of members who hold or have held senior leadership roles across our key sectors and/or have experience of running an SME and therefore understand the opportunities, challenges and infrastructure needed to make them prosper.