LEP Regulation and Development on Agenda
A meeting of representatives from Birmingham LEP, Birmingham and Leicester Chambers and the Board Resourcing and Development Office (BRDO) with Business, Innovation and Skills Director General, Tera Allas, has taken place at the Birmingham Jewellery Quarter head offices of Cleone Foods Ltd.
Tera Allas commented: "It was encouraging to meet representatives from the Leicestershire and Greater Birmingham Local Enterprise Partnerships, and to learn about the issues faced by business and the work that is being done to improve regulation in the region."
During the short, but fruitful, fact finding visit, the delegates utilised the opportunity to discuss the drivers for regulation work within LEPs, both real and perceived barriers to effective interactions between business and regulators, with Tara focusing on understanding the regulatory aspect of LEP work in Greater Birmingham and Leicestershire, and in particular, the drivers for change, the products and delivery of training currently under development by the Greater Birmingham and Solihull Learning and Enterprise Partnership (LEP), and how this will impact and help improve business productivity within the area.
Cleone Foods MD and Birmingham LEP Board Member and Business Director, Wade Lyn, commented: “This type of positive face to face meeting helps remove red tape and barriers to growth by reducing bureaucracy, fundamental to helping keep the UK one of the best places to start and grow businesses for the future.
“The Director General taking time to personally evaluate the issues and concerns of small business adds immense value when developing regulatory policies which both support and strengthen the growth environment for small business enterprise, and enables greater numbers of people and local communities to start up their own business in the future.”