Venue: Not Open to the Public

Contact: Melissa Houston 

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Welcome and apologies

To welcome those present and to report apologies received.


Apologies received in advance of the meeting from Mohammed Saddiq, David Pester, Cllr Don Davies.



Minutes of the meeting of 17 May 2019 pdf icon PDF 227 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.

Business Items


New Business Member


Local Industrial Strategy Update pdf icon PDF 91 KB

To update the LEP Board on progress towards publishing the Local Industrial Strategy and implementation planning.


Items for Discussion


City Leap pdf icon PDF 75 KB

There will be an accompanying presentation at the meeting.


The move to a smart, local, decentralised energy system presents a significant opportunity to decarbonise energy and deliver a wide range of benefits to the region, its businesses and residents. City Leap has generated significant interest nationally and internationally for Bristol and is entirely replicable across the West of England region.


The Board will be asked to consider the opportunities outlined and any others that may better support decarbonisation across the region.


The Board will also be asked to consider utilising their significant combined networks and influence to raise awareness of the opportunities with other businesses across the region.


Additional documents:


Any Other Business

It is proposed that the LEP Board meets 6 times a year in line with the WECA Committee/Joint Committee cycle of meetings.  This would necessitate a rescheduling of some meeting dates previously agreed.


It is proposed that the LEP Board meets on the following dates during 2019/20:


Friday 29 November 2019

Friday 24 January 2020

Friday 13 March 2020