• Banking and Finance

Work collaboratively with other banks and financial institutions to take practical action in supporting the work of the LEP and local businesses, allowing them to meet the requirements of the Strategic Economic Plan (SEP).

  • Give focus to businesses on the understanding of what finance is available to them and how they can be supported.
  • Enhance the strength and growth of the local economy through the provision of impartial advice.
  • Provide clear hints, tips and advice to businesses when applying for grants and additional financial support.
  • Develop specific events and practical forum clinics to support businesses in presenting their cases to banks for accessing finance.
  • Engage with other business groups to share ideas and widen the reach of all represented efforts.




Chair: Mark Wilton – HSBC
GFirst LEP Lead: Elizabeth Weaver
GFirst LEP Board Member: Adam Starkey – Green Gourmet Ltd
Emma Fells – Barclays
Kirsty Kilburn - Barclays
Angie Preece - BCRS
Paul Jones - British Business Bank
Gareth Jones - Clydesdale Bank
Jonathan Powell - Clydesdale Bank
Martyn Mangan - Elkro Ltd
Sue McIntosh-Gibbs - Folk2Folk
Emma Gray – Handelsbanken
Phil Mitchell – Harbour Key Ltd
Simon Sheldon – Harper Sheldon
Andrew Kirk - Lloyds Bank Plc
Andy Kime - The Growth Hub
Chris Gibbs - The Growth Hub

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