Two business bigwigs join partnership board
A leading Bedford businessman has been appointed to the board of a regional economic partnership.
Rae Levene, managing partner of solicitors Park, Woodfine Heald Mellows, is one of two new private sector board directors on the South East Midlands Local Enterprise Partnership (SEMLEP).
SEMLEP covers 11 local authorities including Milton Keynes, Bedford, Central Bedfordshire, Luton and Aylesbury Vale and is tasked with encouraging economic growth in the region. The board has 15 unpaid directors.
Mr Levene and Chris Scarrott, MD of Corby-based Roquette UK, have filled vacancies on the SEMLEP board left by Stephen Judge and John Corrigan.
Rod J Calvert, who chaired the appointments panel on behalf of SEMLEP’s private members said “We had a very strong field of applicants, which demonstrates that, one year on, the business community is seeing the importance of SEMLEP to the growth prospects of this area. Chris and Rae have different strengths that will enhance the overall quality of the Board”.
Dr Ann Limb, who chairs SEMLEP, said: “SEMLEP has come a long way in the last year since I was appointed and we have a great deal to achieve as we move forward. Strong private sector leadership is essential for us to realise our objectives for this area.”
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