Frequently asked questions
We have put together some of the more common questions that we have been asked about the Board and its role. If there is any topic not covered here to which you would like an answer, please contact the Board Manager.
- When was the Board set up?
- Who is on the Board?
- How is the Board supported?
- How is the Board funded?
- Does the Board have any spending powers?
The board was established in 2009 with the aim of boosting economic development through improving skills in the local workforce. Millions of pounds are invested in learning and skills through national funding and the board hopes to provide the local, ‘knowledge link’ needed to draw in and direct the funding.
Fifteen volunteers sit on the board, drawn from a cross section of industries and organisations across the two counties. Full details are contained on the Board Member pages on this site.
The volunteer board is supported by a project manager, Clare Hughes, who acts as conduit between the partners and the board. She supports the work of the Board through her role with Lincolnshire County Council, Ecomomy and Culture Directorate. To contact her, use the contact details on this site.
The board operates on a voluntary basis with support for the project management funded through Lincolnshire County Council. This is since the demise of the Regional Development Agency who funded this project prior to March 2011.
No, the board does not control any funds nor directly control any activities. Its role is to highlight local needs and give the employer voice, to facilitate the direction of funding made through other bodies.