LEP Workshop January 2011

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On 24 January 2011 over 150 individuals representing over 90 different private and public sector organisations came together to help develop and prioritise the work of the LEP, contributing to delivery, so as to assist the Interim Board.

A number of smaller workshops were held covering the key business sectors strengths and potential, looking forward to how individuals, business or the public sector can contribute to the delivery of the LEP's aims.

The workshop report is available here. 

The programme for the day is below. Click on the links to see particular presentations.

Welcome from Colin Skellett, Chair, Interim Board of the Local Enterprise Partnership & Executive Chairman, Wessex Water Ltd. 

Keynote Speaker: LEPs Supporting Business Growth - Neil Gibson, Oxford Economics

Presentation: LEP Submission to Government - Jan Ormondroyd, Chief Executive, Bristol City Council and Colin Skellett, Chair, Interim Board of the Local Enterprise Partnership & Executive Chairman, Wessex Water Ltd

Workshop 1: Brief presentations on each LEP key theme, followed by the opportunity to give your views on the main issues and priorities and how you could contribute to delivery.

A.    People: Keith Elliott, City of Bristol College; Marlene Morley, Ministry of Defence; Fern Urquhart, University of the West of England 

B.    Business: Phil Smith, GWE Business West; Martin Coulthard, Science City; Janis Sinton, Tastetech Limited

C.    Place: David Bishop, Bristol City Council; Ralph Hawkins, Barratt Homes; David Warburton, Homes & Communities Agency

Workshop 2: Brief presentations on the strengths and potential of each key business sector and how the LEP could support their further development, followed by the opportunity to give your views.  

See also Sector Skills and Competitiveness statements for Advanced Engineering, Creative Industries, Environmental Technology, Microelectronics, Tourism.

D.    Creative and Media Speakers: Clare Reddington, Pervasive Media & iShed; Caroline Norbury, SW Screen

E.    Advanced Engineering, Aerospace & Defence Speaker: Barry Warburton, West of England Aerospace Forum (WEAF)

F.    Micro-electronics and Silicon Design: Speakers: Professor Mark Beach, University of Bristol; Phil Morris, ST Microelectronics (R&D) Limited

G.    Environmental Technologies / Marine Renewable Industries: Speakers: Amy Robinson, Low Carbon SW; James Hurley, MASCo WALCOT

H.    Tourism Speakers: Mary Lynch, Bath Tourism Plus/Mary Lynch Associates; Feisal Khalif, Destination Bristol

Feedback:  In three minutes a spokesperson from each of the eight workshops summarised ‘the most significant issue raised’ at their workshop.

Plenary: The panel responded to questions
Colin Skellett, Chair, Interim Board of the Local Enterprise Partnership & Executive Chairman, Wessex Water Ltd; Cllr Barbara Janke, Leader, Bristol City Council; Joe McGeehan, Toshiba Research Europe Ltd & University of Bristol; Amanda Deeks, Chief Executive, South Gloucestershire Council; and Neil Gibson, Oxford Economics

Closing remarks: Colin Skellett, Chair, Interim Board of the Local Enterprise Partnership & Executive Chairman, Wessex Water Ltd

Colin Skellett at workshop

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