Scarborough firms get a voice in Hull

BUSINESS ties between Scarborough and Hull are to be strengthened following the appointment of three Yorkshire Coast representatives to the region’s Local Enterprise Partnership.

Two private sector business men and a Scarborough Council official have been elected to sit on the North Bank sub-board of the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership.

Representing Scarborough is leader of the council Tom Fox and director of Westborough based solicitors Pinkney Grunwells Richard Grunwell.

David Dowson, director of Bridlington firm Lloyd Dowson Accountancy, which covers the Scarborough area, has also been appointed.

The three men have now been fully-ratified following the board’s first meeting.

Speaking before the meeting Cllr Fox spoke about what the partnership is looking to achieve.

He said; “It is time now for us to focus on our priorities. We have a number of opportunities where we will all benefit from joint working across the area.

“Today’s meeting will start putting some of our ideas into action.”

Discussions at the first full meeting of the sub-board centred around the Partnership’s priorities which include tourism and business support, as well as bringing the new Board up to speed on such issues as the recently announced £25.7 million Regional Growth Fund bid.

The North Bank sub-board has been set up within the Hull Local Enterprise Partnership to deal more specifically with issues affecting regeneration and growth in areas such as Scarborough, Bridlington and Beverley, which have different needs from Hull and Grimsby .