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.

RUTH CARVER

LEP Director

  • 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/ 01522 550515

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/ 01522 550545

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/ 01522 550540

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/ 01522 550569

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/ 01522 554345     

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.

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/ 01522 550613   

SUE GROVES

Personal Assistant