Advisory boards

We work closely with partners to deliver the Strategic Economic Plan

About our advisory boards

In addition to our main Board and Investment Board, we have three advisory boards whose members are responsible for driving delivery of the Strategic Economic Plan. We also have the Technical Officers Group. Members of this group assess new project funding applications, make recommendations on project applications to the board and Investment Board and thereafter monitor the performance of all projects approved by the board.

Business growth board

With the aim of driving new thinking around business support services, products and processes for growth and acceleration, the Business Growth Board brings together ambitious business representatives with members of the North East Local Enterprise Partnership Board and representatives from the area’s universities and colleges.

You can read the Business Growth Board Terms of Reference here.

Skills Advisory Panel

Improving skills in the North East workforce is fundamental to our economic future. We aim to meet the needs of each and every person living in our area. Through our Skills Advisory Panel, we’re working to understand our region’s current and future skills needs and labour market challenges. The Panel includes representatives from the North East LEP, the North East Combined Authority and North of Tyne Combined Authority, universities, colleges and local businesses. The work of the Skills Advisory Panel will feed directly into the development and delivery of our Local Industrial Strategy.

You can read the Skills Advisory Panel Terms of Reference here.

Innovation board

Our innovation priorities are about matching what’s needed with what’s possible – to create, progress and deliver economic value and social development. The Innovation Board brings together local and national innovation expertise and know-how.

You can read the Innovation Board Terms of Reference here.  The Innovation Strategic Steering Group Terms of Reference can be read here.

The Strategic Economic Plan is being delivered through our focus areas

View our focus areas here