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Cumbria LEP opens bookings for Annual General Meeting

Cumbria Local Enterprise Partnership (CLEP) has today opened bookings for its Annual General Meeting, which is open to all including members of the public.

For the second year running, the meeting will be held via videoconference as a consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic and to make it easier for as many people as possible to attend.

CLEP has recognised that delivering activity via videoconference makes it easier for people to participate by reducing travel time and costs and importantly reducing carbon emissions. It also increases the potential to participate, as previous events have been limited to 125 people due to venue limitations.

CLEP Chair Lord Inglewood said: “It has been another extremely challenging year for all of us within Cumbria and we at the LEP have been at the forefront of the fight against the economic consequences of COVID-19.

“I’m very proud of the way that our Board and staff have worked with our partners to respond to the challenges. Our business partners and public and third sector colleagues have worked tirelessly and in a spirit of co-operation to develop a plan for recovery.”

Lord Inglewood, Board members and CLEP’s Chief Executive will outline the key activities delivered over the past 12 months and the priorities for the remainder of 2020/21.

CLEP’s Deputy Chair Steve Cole, Chief Infrastructure Officer at BAE Systems Marine Ltd, will update attendees on CLEP’s investments.

Nigel Wilkinson, Windermere Lake Cruises Managing Director and Chair of CLEP’s Finance, Audit and Resources Committee, will present the annual accounts with Professor Andrew Wren, Furness College Principal and Chief Executive and CLEP Diversity champion, providing his report on diversity and inclusion.

“Attendees at the AGM will have the chance to hear all about the collaborative work that’s been done to restart, rethink and reboot our economy and how we are looking to take this work forward. There will be an opportunity for all attendees to ask myself, the Board and the Chief Executive their questions and I hope that lots of people will take the chance to do so,” he added.

The meeting will take place between 2pm and 4pm on Friday, September 24.

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