These formal boards are usually chaired by a LEP company director. Board members are drawn from the business and public sector across Greater Lincolnshire through a recruitment process. The company is further supported by several strategic advisory groups and special interest committees, including Visitor Economy and Manufacturing Boards, the Housing & Infrastructure Group and the Greater Lincolnshire Nature Partnership. A small team provides support to LEP Directors and to other Boards, including advice on policy, procurement, writing reports and bids and managing day to day activity. When required, the LEP commissions expert research and advice.