The Greater Lincolnshire Local Enterprise Partnership Team is responsible for the day to day running of the LEP.

This includes supporting the Greater Lincolnshire company boards,  delivering its strategy, liaising with government, identifying activities to support job growth, securing funding and engaging with the business community.

Due to the current coronavirus pandemic the LEP Team are all working remotely. 

RUTH CARVER

LEP Chief Executive

  • Ruth is responsible for the day to day running and development of the LEP. She works closely with the board and guides the strategic direction, ensuring it retains its focus on productivity, creating jobs and removing the barriers to economic growth. Ruth enables Greater Lincolnshire businesses to have a voice at the highest possible level, by representing them at Westminster and liaising with key influencers on the topics that are important for our area.​

  • ruth.carver@lincolnshire.gov.uk / 07795 676833

CLARE HUGHES

Skills Manager

  • Clare's role is to lead the continuous development and implementation of the LEP’s work around skills, working closely with the Greater Lincolnshire Employment and Skills Board and the Local Authority skills teams. Her work includes managing the LEP’s Skills Programmes, coordinating the implementation of sector plans and engaging with stakeholders on a regional and national basis.

  • clare.hughes@lincolnshire.gov.uk / 07917 635527

HALINA DAVIES

LEP Programme Manager

  • Halina's role is focused on the development and management of the LEP's strategic funding programmes. Halina co-ordinates the Greater Lincolnshire LEP Investment Board, acts as a key liaison with BEIS local and acts as a partnership manager on behalf of the LEP, advising on project delivery and contributing to strategy and policy development.

  • halina.davies@lincolnshire.gov.uk / 07799 074247

KATE STOREY

Commissioning Officer

  • Kate's role is to ensure that the company fulfils its statutory duties, contracts transparently with third party suppliers for outsourced services, and communicates effectively with its audience.   Kate oversees the commissioning activity, heads up the LEP core operating finances, and leads on LEP events and communications. 

  • kate.storey@lincolnshire.gov.uk / 07919 166416

JAMES BATY

Policy and Research Manager

  • James' role is to lead on the development of Greater Lincolnshire's evidence base and research programme. This involves wide ranging research, informing economic policies, co-ordinating engagement on government initiatives and responding to national policy.

  • james.baty@lincolnshire.gov.uk / 07920 456834

NATALIE POOLE

Skills Delivery Manager

  • Natalie's role is to support the Skills Manager, delivering on a variety of projects and activities that contribute to the Greater Lincolnshire Employment and Skills Strategy objectives. Natalie manages the team of three Enterprise Coordinators who deliver the Enterprise Adviser Network initiative influencing careers-based activity in Schools and Colleges across Greater Lincolnshire.

  • natalie.poole@lincolnshire.gov.uk / 07880 294729

LIZ DRAPER-SMETHURST

Enterprise Coordinator

  • Liz works in a team of 3 Enterprise Coordinators that cover Greater Lincolnshire. Liz's role is jointly funded by the Greater Lincolnshire LEP and the Career and Enterprise Company.  She helps to develop the Enterprise Advisor Network in Lincolnshire by pairing schools with an Enterprise Advisor, and high calibre volunteers from local business to work with senior leaders and careers leads in schools to help develop a careers strategy.  Liz covers the East Lindsey, Boston & South Holland areas. 

  • Liz.Draper-Smethurst@lincolnshire.gov.uk / 07557 169914

ALEX NIGHTINGALE

Enterprise Coordinator

  • Alex works in a team of 3 Enterprise Coordinators that cover Greater Lincolnshire. Alex's role is jointly funded by the Greater Lincolnshire LEP and the Career & Enterprise Company. He helps to develop the Enterprise Advisor Network in Lincolnshire by pairing schools with an Enterprise Advisor, and high calibre volunteers from local business to work with senior leaders and careers leads in schools to help develop a careers strategy.  Alex covers the City of Lincoln, West Lindsey, Louth and Somercotes areas.
  • alex.nightingale@lincolnshire.gov.uk / 07392 199927

DEBBIE BOON

Enterprise Coordinator

  • Debbie works in a team of 3 Enterprise Coordinators that cover Greater Lincolnshire. Debbie's role is jointly funded by the Greater Lincolnshire LEP and the Career & Enterprise Company. She helps to develop the Enterprise Advisor Network in Lincolnshire by pairing schools with an Enterprise Advisor, and high calibre volunteers from local business to work with senior leaders and careers leads in schools to help develop a careers strategy.  Debbie covers the North Kesteven & South Kesteven areas.
  • debbie.boon@lincolnshire.gov.uk / 07920 547927

CATHY JONES (part time)

Housing and Strategy Advisor

  • Cathy's role is to develop the LEP’s focus and activity on housing, advising the board on increasing the pace and level of local housing supply, and working closely with local authorities, registered social landlords, and developers. Her work also includes strategy development (including the emerging Local Industrial Strategy) and managing the Invest & Grow Loan and Feasibility Grant Funds.

  • cathy.jones@lincolnshire.gov.uk / 07818 076354

LIZ SHUTT (part time)

Director of Policy

  • Liz's role is to raise the profile of the LEP and to strengthen the connections with government and civil service policy.  Liz leads on the Local Industrial Strategy which requires broad stakeholder engagement at national and local level.

  • Liz is currently on maternity leave.

LAURA SPITTLES (part time)

Project Officer

  • Laura's role is to support the LEP Team, activity and projects, and has a strong focus on finances, events and communications. Laura's tasks also include supporting the LEP boards, monitoring progress of LEP contracts, and maintaining robust records.

  • laura.spittles@lincolnshire.gov.uk  

SUE GROVES

Personal Assistant

 

Lincolnshire County Council's pay policy statement sets out Lincolnshire County Council’s policy on pay and conditions for senior managers and employees.  Published salaries can be found here.