• Business Membership Group

Provide a forum to enable one representative from each of the Counties Business Membership Groups, other than Professional Bodies, to engage directly with the representatives from the Board of GFirst LEP. The primary purpose of the group is to provide a conduit between the LEP Board and members of their membership groups on mutual needs and solutions that enhance economic growth. The Chair of the BMG will be an LEP Board member and also fulfill the role as SME Champion for GFirst LEP


  • Drive sustainable economic growth to create more jobs and business opportunities for the county as articulated in the GFirst Strategic Economic Plan [ SEP ]
  • Represent the LEP for their group and work with the LEP to identify key priority areas and deliver high quality solutions to address these needs
  • Increase the numbers of businesses engaged with the LEP sector groups and extend their reach to the wider business community. 
  • Increase the profile of the business groups and quantify their contribution to the LEP and economic growth of the county. 
  • Ensure that the Membership Groups they represent are fully informed of LEP projects and activities.
  • Promote the Growth Hub offer to the BMG and seek feedback to monitor its effectiveness



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