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What is the Envoy Programme?

Our Envoy Programme is made up of our private sector Board Members and a cohort of individuals drawn from a wide range of sectors, from organisations of all sizes.

The Envoys work with the LEP as critical friends and external ambassadors, and help us identify and find solutions to some of the Hertfordshire’s challenges.

The Envoy programme is not a membership organisation, but a group of individuals with the collective aim to make Hertfordshire a better place to live, work and do business.

What are we trying to achieve? 

  • Create external advocates for the LEP to government, industry and external investors;
  • Improve the visibility and reputation of the LEP within the local business community;
  • Ensure that voice of enterprise remains strong in Hertfordshire;
  • Build business-led advocacy and campaigning opportunities.

Benefits of becoming an Envoy

  • A unique opportunity to join a network of like-minded business peers who work together to identify creative solutions to locally significant issues;
  • The ability to influence and shape Hertfordshire LEP’s activities and priorities;
  • To enhance the reputation of the LEP within the local business community.

Envoys should be knowledgeable about the wider economic benefits of Hertfordshire LEP’s work and its influencing role locally around economic growth and job creation.

They should be willing to share their industry expertise with the LEP Board and Programme Boards so that current business opinion is reflected in the LEP’s work and thinking.

Who leads the Envoy programme?

Mark Davies, Regional Director of Northern Home Counties, Metro Bank, is Chair of the Envoy Programme. He is supported by Lucy Gravatt, Hertfordshire LEP’s Head of Communication.

The Envoys meet on a quarterly basis. Read the latest Envoy bulletins on our Board Papers page

IT-enabled Grand Challenges event

Hertfordshire LEP's Envoy Programme has teamed up with world-leading building science centre BRE Group to host a one day workshop on 18 September, to explore how innovative ways of working can be applied to the Local Industrial Strategy’s four Grand Challenges for Hertfordshire. For more information, email rashmi.pillai@hertfordshirelep.co.uk. 

Who is this workshop for?
Chief Technology and Chief Information Officers across public sector and private sector organisations.

Objective:
To understand what long term IT and Cloud strategies are in place and how these solutions could be multi-purposed to support public sector organisations.

Desired outcome:
To share IT best practice models and facilitate greater collaboration between the private and public sector, specifically in relation to Hertfordshire’s Grand Challenges.

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