Venue: WECA Offices, 3 Rivergate, Bristol BS1 6ER

Contact: Tim Milgate 

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Welcome and apologies

Apologies received from Andrew Hodgson, Katharine Finn, Prof Hugh Brady.


Minutes of the meeting of 2 April 2019 pdf icon PDF 124 KB

To approve minutes from the previous meeting.


Declarations of Interest

All Board members have a responsibility to treat all proposals/projects equally and impartially and must therefore declare whether they or their organisation has either a direct or indirect interest in any of the projects to be considered by the Board.


New Business Members


Employment and Skills Plan pdf icon PDF 320 KB

To update and stimulate discussion on key interventions currently being developed and delivered by the WECA Business and Skills directorate with partners.



Local Industrial Strategy pdf icon PDF 96 KB

Following the discussion of LEP Board priorities for the Local Industrial Strategy at the last LEP Board meeting the Authority has been working to develop policy proposals.


These proposals will be set out at the LEP Board meeting with the opportunity to discuss them with the Board.


Infrastructure Update (Mass Transit) pdf icon PDF 96 KB

To inform the LEP board of the progress to date and proposed next steps for the development of proposals for Mass Transit in the West of England


An accompanying presentation will be given at the meeting


Local Growth Fund pdf icon PDF 97 KB

To seek approval for the LGF quarterly monitoring report for submission to Government.


Any Other Business


·         We are currently preparing our annual report on progress for 18/19, which will be brought to Joint Committee on 14th June.

·         This will include an overview of key projects and activities, and a detailed commentary on each item in our business plan.

·         We have separately been asked by Government to prepare a LEP Delivery Plan to provide detail of LEP-funded activities including Local Growth Fund, Growth Hub, Invest in Bristol & Bath and Careers Enterprise Company, and to cover relevant indicators including businesses supported, jobs created, funding provided. Government have requested this is light touch and we have agreed with them that this will be included as a section of our annual report.

·         We propose to circulate the LEP delivery plan to the LEP Board for review and sign off at the end of May before it is published with the Committee Papers on 6th June



Date of Next Meeting

Thursday 11 July 2019 at 9:30am