Longhurst Group Director joins Greater Lincolnshire LEP board
31 January 2019
Longhurst Group’s Director of Development and Sales has been elected to the Greater Lincolnshire Local Enterprise Partnership’s (LEP) Board of Directors following a successful recruitment campaign last year.
Nick Worboys, along with three fellow new members, will work with the 17-member board in providing a strategic overview of the LEP’s work across the area and help to set a long-term vision for Greater Lincolnshire’s economy.
With Longhurst Group owning and managing more than 7,000 homes in Lincolnshire alone, Nick will represent the housing and development sector on the board, which is one of the LEP’s priority themes.
She said: “Having been born in Lincolnshire to a farming family and spent most of my working life within the housing sector, I have a real passion for the county,” said Nick.
“With my skillset in housing management, development and sales, I am delighted to be working with the LEP and helping to steer its long-term plan for Lincolnshire’s housing sector.
“However, I am also really looking forward to the opportunity to drive the bigger picture and push the wider work of the LEP, ensuring future economic growth and prosperity for our brilliant county.”
All 38 LEPs in England were instructed by the Government last year to increase female board representation, and the recruitment campaign is being hailed as a success after three women were appointed.
The LEP received 26 board applications and shortlisted six candidates for interview.
Ursula Lidbetter MBE, Chair of the Greater Lincolnshire LEP, commented: “I’m pleased to welcome Nick and the other new members to the board.
“I am confident that they will provide invaluable contributions, particularly in their areas of expertise, in helping to progress the LEP’s strategic agenda.
“We received many credible applications, particularly from female leaders, and I would like to personally thank them all for their keen interest.
“It is important for the LEP that our board has a wide range of industry representatives and reflects Lincolnshire’s diverse business community.
“Our four new members will help us with the work we’re already undertaking in building a stronger economy for Greater Lincolnshire.”
Director of Development and Sales Nick Worboys talks to North East Lincolnshire Councillor John Fenty.