5.2.7 Executive Member for Business and Economic Development
To oversee and develop the Economic Development Strategy and build good working relationships with local businesses.
To lead on the Local Enterprise Partnership.
To lead on economic recovery within the Borough.
To act as the primary press spokesperson on all matters relating to the whole of the Business and Economic Development portfolio and matters relating to Regeneration.
To ensure that decisions and policies within the Business and Economic Development portfolio are in accordance with the Council’s Equal Opportunities Policy.
To take responsibility for overseeing the development of the contract procurement strategy within the Business and Economic Development portfolio, including ensuring corporate and consistent standards for monitoring and evaluation of such contracts, and paying attention to timeliness and value for money.
To take on or transfer any other function, responsibility or role which the Leader may deem from time to time appropriate.
To work with all Executive Members to develop the Council’s external funding strategy to maximise income from government and other sources.