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2022 Assurance Framework
Release Status: Draft
Author: New Anglia LEP and Suffolk County Council
Date: 31 March 2015; revised 10 May 2016; revised 14 February 2017; revised 27 February 2018,
revised 27 March 2019, revised 31 May 2019, revised 25 March 2020, revised March 2021, revised
March 2022.
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LEP’s governance framework and the
processes that underpin this.
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09/02/2017
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Revisions made in light of the updated
National Assurance Framework (published
November 2016) and to reflect progress on
the LEP’s governance framework and the
processes that underpin this.
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27/02/2018
As above
Revisions made to reflect progress on the
LEP’s governance framework and the
processes that underpin this.
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27/03/2019
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Revisions made in the light of the updated
National Assurance Framework and to
incorporate new policies and practice
adopted by the LEP.
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31/05/2019
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Minor additions of information on LEP
policies
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25/03/2020
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policies and practices adopted by the LEP
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31/03/2021
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Zero scheme and LEP monitoring of
programmes coming to an end 31/3/22. Minor
updates to policies and practices adopted by
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Accountable Body
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LEP Chief Executive
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Contents
2022 Assurance Framework ............................................................................................................... 1
Introduction ............................................................................................................................................ 4
Background and Context ..................................................................................................................... 5
LEP Board Structure ............................................................................................................................ 6
LEP Accountable Body ........................................................................................................................ 9
LEP Decision Making ......................................................................................................................... 10
Skills Advisory Panel ......................................................................................................................... 14
New Anglia LEP Working Groups .................................................................................................... 16
Partnership Working .......................................................................................................................... 19
Stakeholder engagement .................................................................................................................. 20
Local Authority Engagement ............................................................................................................ 21
Cross-LEP Working ........................................................................................................................... 22
Transparency of Decision-Making ................................................................................................... 23
Project and Programme Delivery ..................................................................................................... 25
Growth Deal and the Capital Growth Programme......................................................................... 28
Getting Building Fund ........................................................................................................................ 32
Growing Business Fund .................................................................................................................... 36
Small Grant Scheme ...................................................................................................................... 38
Growth Through Innovation Fund ................................................................................................ 41
Norfolk and Suffolk Road to Net Zero Scheme ......................................................................... 43
Business Resilience and Recovery Scheme ............................................................................. 45
Growing Places Fund .................................................................................................................... 47
Growing Business Fund Large Company Grant ........................................................................ 49
Innovative Projects Fund ................................................................................................................... 51
Enterprise Zone Accelerator Fund ................................................................................................... 54
Enterprise Adviser Network .............................................................................................................. 57
Voluntary and Community Sector Challenge Fund ....................................................................... 58
New Anglia Apprenticeships Levy Transfer Pool .......................................................................... 59
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Introduction
This Assurance Framework outlines the processes and procedures for decision-making at New
Anglia LEP. The document is an agreement between New Anglia LEP and Government,
underlining the LEP’s commitment to transparency.
It outlines the LEP structure, including our Boards, Sub Boards and Committees. It also explains
the relationships between the LEP and local authorities. It also explains arrangements for the
delivery and oversight of projects, including relationships with delivery partners.
This document should be read in conjunction with a number of associated documents which
provide more detail on the arrangements. For example, the LEP’s Articles of Association and the
legal agreement (Accountable Body Agreement) between the LEP and its Accountable Body,
Suffolk County Council. The Assurance Framework should also be read in conjunction with the:
Growth Deal grant offer letter in which the Department for Communities and Local Government
(DCLG) will set out the degree of flexibility on offer to each LEP and any limited conditions around
use of that funding.
Monitoring and evaluation plan which sets out the local arrangements for output and outcome
monitoring and evaluation of projects.
The LEP and Accountable body will undergo an annual review of the Assurance
Framework and Accountable Body agreement.
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Background and Context
New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership was officially granted permission by ministers to be
established in November 2010.
This followed the submission of a bid to ministers supported by leaders from local authorities and
dozens of individual businesses, as well as business representative groups, MPs and academia.
The newly-appointed LEP board was keen to develop a governance model that was fit for purpose
and provided for efficient decision-making, transparent to all parties, and operated on the basis
of consensus.
The board agreed to establish the LEP as a company limited by guarantee, with its governance
model built into the LEP’s legally binding Articles of Association.
During 2017, board members agreed the LEP’s governance and operations needed reviewing to
keep pace with the expansion of the organisation and its increase in roles and responsibilities. It
commissioned PwC to conduct a review, which was published that summer.
All recommendations of the review were endorsed by the LEP board and in September 2017 an
implementation plan was agreed by the LEP board and put into immediate effect.
In September 2017, Mary Ney published an independent review on behalf of the Government
into governance and transparency of all LEPs and recommendations followed soon after.
New Anglia LEP has accepted and implemented all the recommendations of this review, as well
as the recommendations of the PwC review.
During 2018, the Government published its own review of LEPs. New Anglia LEP has
implemented the recommendations of this review in full. This Local Assurance Framework brings
New Anglia LEP’s governance in line with the recommendations of the LEP Review.
In March 2021 the Government announced a further review of LEPs. This review was then
integrated into the Levelling Up White Paper. The Levelling Up White Paper was published in
February 2022 with the Government acknowledging the work undertaken by LEPs. It promised
to write to LEPs will further details on the proposed functions of LEPs “as soon as possible.”
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LEP Board Structure
The LEP board membership, more details of which are set out in the company’s Articles of
Association, is as follows:
Eighteen board members comprising: 10 private sector board members, six local authority board
members and two education sector board members. For the purposes of quorum and voting, the
education sector board members are classified as private sector. Since its inception, New Anglia
LEP has ensured SME representation at board level with a policy of reserving at least one place
on the board for business representatives from the SME community, with a specific remit to
represent that community. This role of SME champion includes liaising with small businesses
groups such as the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB), the Institute of Directors (IoD) and
small businesses more widely.
The chair must be one of the private sector board members and the appointment of the chair
must be agreed by the full board, according to our formal election process. The chair serves a
maximum term of three years. The advice states that it is best practice for the LEP deputy chair
to come from the private sector. Our deputy chair is a private sector Board member and serves
for a maximum of three years. Their appointment must be agreed by the full board, according to
our formal election process. Quorum for voting purposes is 50% of members from each of the
public and private sector membership.
Each private sector board member is initially recruited for one year. This can be extended by a
further two years and at the end of this period can be extended by a further three years, making
a maximum length of service of six years.
Recruitment of private sector board members is conducted by an open and transparent process,
with all vacancies extensively advertised.
The role of the chair will include:
Chair and lead the board to ensure the development and implementation of the Norfolk
and Suffolk Economic Strategy in order to enable economic growth in the region.
Ensure that New Anglia LEP and the board comply with the published Local Assurance
Framework.
Set priorities, develop plans, monitor performance, manage risks and ensure sufficient
resources are available to deliver the LEP’s plans.
Support the development of the effective and inclusive private public sector partnership
to achieve practical outcomes with a consensual approach.
Promote and inspire confidence in the wider business community and our partners by
demonstrating an understanding of the economy, the area and our stakeholders to
support and attract business growth.
Formally represent New Anglia LEP in meetings with business and public sector partners
including with Government Ministers, and in the media.
Work collaboratively with chairs of other LEPs and work closely with the chief executive
and the senior management team to ensure a coherent approach.
The chair’s full job description can be found on our website here.
The rules governing conduct for board members are set out in our briefing document to all
board members. The Code of Conduct to which staff and board members adhere is published
on our website. The New Anglia LEP has adopted the Nolan principles as the core of the code
of conduct. Board members are therefore expected to adhere to these principles, in addition to
their responsibilities as company directors. The seven principles were established by the
Committee on Standards in Public Life, which provides independent advice to the Prime
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Minister on standards of conduct of holders of all public office. New Anglia LEP has a role
description for private sector board members which is used in board member recruitment and
induction. All board members sign a Non-Executive Director Agreement setting out their formal
governance responsibilities.
All board members receive a handbook as part of their formal induction process. This includes all
requirements as set out in the LEP Network Induction Brief June 2019. Board roles are non-
remunerated. Mileage and other direct travel expenses may be claimed at cost, in line with the
staff travel expenses policy.
The LEP is committed to ensuring it reflects the diverse economy and people of Norfolk and
Suffolk. When LEP Board opportunities arise, they are advertised widely in the local press,
through our sector groups, the LEP website, social media and other avenues. We recruit board
and sub-board candidates from a broad range of backgrounds that reflect our sector strengths
and ensure we have members from small business and entrepreneurial backgrounds, as well as
bigger business and organisations from the voluntary and community sector. We provide clear
and accurate information to enable potential applicants to assess their own suitability for the post.
We welcome applications from everyone regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation,
faith or disability. LEP board members are recruited through a formal application process, with a
sub-group of the board forming an appointments panel and interviewing the shortlisted
candidates. The interview panel then makes a recommendation to the LEP Board for approval.
The LEP Board has appointed a diversity champion and adopted a diversity policy in 2018. The
LEP also has a Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement which sets out the steps New
Anglia LEP has taken to ensure that slavery and human trafficking are not taking place within its
supply chains or in any part of its business. In the New Anglia area, we are committed to removing
barriers that might restrict people and we are proactively working towards positive change.
While all the Norfolk and Suffolk local authorities are members of the LEP company, the Articles
of Association grant local authorities six board positions. Norfolk and Suffolk County Councils and
Norwich City Council and Ipswich Borough Council have permanent seats on the board, with the
other district and borough authorities each nominating a representative, one for each county.
Recognising the importance of all local authorities, the LEP has developed a number of
mechanisms to ensure all local authorities are engaged with the strategy and decision-making of
the LEP. These are outlined later in this document.
The area’s colleges and universities are also members of the LEP company. Two seats are taken
by representatives from this sector. Mechanisms to ensure engagement of all colleges and
universities are also outlined later.
LEP board succession planning
The LEP recognises the importance of succession planning for the role of chair and board
members. Our approach ensures the board is able to move swiftly to fill vacancies at the end of
agreed terms of office or in the event of resignations. The LEP has an agreed policy for the
recruitment of the chair and deputy chair, which is enacted either in advance of the end of the
term of office or in the event of a resignation.
Succession planning for board members is undertaken as follows:
Private sector. The formal recruitment process for private sector board members
begins in advance of the end of term of office of private sector board members, or at the
point of resignation. The board position or positions are advertised extensively. As part
of the recruitment process, the board will look to broaden the range of expertise on the
board, as well as its diversity. This will include ensuring suitable representation from
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SMEs, a spread of sectoral expertise and increased female representation. The LEP
continues to take proactive steps to ensure a gender balanced board. Women make up
one third of our current board and we have an ambition of equal representation by 2023.
Education sector. The college and universities in Norfolk and Suffolk are all members
of the LEP and are responsible for selecting their board representatives, one for
colleges and one for universities. Each representative serves a three-year term. At the
end of term or in the event of a resignation, a new representative is selected by these
groups.
Local authorities. Norfolk County Council and Suffolk County Council as the upper tier
authorities and Norwich City Council and Ipswich Borough Council as the larger urban
centres, have places on the LEP board taken by their leaders. In the event of a change
of leadership, the LEP board seat transfers to the new leader.
The remaining district and borough authorities in Norfolk and Suffolk jointly nominate
representatives for two board seats one for Norfolk and one for Suffolk. In the event of
a resignation, the local authority leaders in each county are responsible for nominating a
new board member.
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LEP Accountable Body
The Accountable Body for New Anglia LEP is Suffolk County Council. There is an Accountable
Body Agreement which is reviewed annually.
The Accountable Body Agreement sets out the relative roles of the two organisations in relation
to financial and programme management and includes a procedure for dispute resolution.
The LEP works closely with the Section 151 officer and her designated deputy in Suffolk County
Council. The section 151 officer or her designated deputy attend the LEP Management
Committee at which forthcoming board business is discussed. They also have an open
invitation to attend board meetings.
The Section 151 Officer and/or other members of the Accountable Body team are core
members of the LEP Audit and Risk Committee, which meets twice a year or more often if
needed. The Audit and Risk Committee manages LEP external audit arrangements and
identifies, assesses and manages risk from a strategic and operational perspective, assisted by
a detailed LEP Risk Register, which is updated bi-monthly. The Section 151 Officer attends at
least one LEP board meeting per year and is available to attend additional meetings as
required.
The Section 151 Officer provides a letter by 28 February each year as part of the LEP Annual
Performance Review confirming the LEP is compliant with its Assurance Framework.
The LEP finance team and Accountable Body staff have shared access to financial information
on Programmes and review financial data on an ongoing basis, with frequent communication
between the teams.
Responsibility for final sign-off on financial decisions ultimately rests with the LEP chair, with a
scheme of delegation in place (and accessible on the LEP website) for sign-off on individual
funding decisions.
Grant agreements for Growth Deal funding are signed off by the Section 151 Officer, who
reviews the full range of documentation for each grant, including the relevant board paperwork
and any additional briefing from the LEP. Another member of the Accountable Body team
reviews and signs off grant agreements for Growing Places Fund, Growing Business Fund,
Small Grant Scheme, Growth Through Innovation Fund and the Business Recovery and
Resilience Fund on behalf of the Accountable Body.
Financial claims for the Growing Places Fund, Growth Deal and BEIS Growth Hub funding are
checked for compliance by the LEP team and passed for payment to the Accountable Body
team, who are able to raise any concerns they have in processing the claims for payment.
Financial claims for the Growing Business Fund, Small Grant Scheme, Growth Through
Innovation Fund and the Business Recovery and Resilience Fund are handled directly by the
Accountable Body team.
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LEP Decision Making
The board is the ultimate decision-making body for the LEP. The board operates through a
principle of consensus that all board members should consent to a decision.
However, there may be occasions where it is not possible to reach a unanimous decision. On
these instances the company’s Articles of Association provides that a decision may be made by
a simple majority.
The LEP board is required to approve the LEP’s significant and strategic decisions, including
annual budget and business plan and the LEP’s Economic Strategy as well as retaining overall
responsibility for risk and performance.
It is also responsible for agreeing bids for funding by the LEP, such as bids to the Local Growth
Fund and subsequent Growth Deal, requests for funding from the LEP and investment decisions
on the Growing Places Fund, other than requests for funding or investment below £500,000 which
can be determined by the Investment Appraisal Committee under delegation from the LEP board.
All decision-making is made on the basis of access to the application, a detailed appraisal and a
clearly argued recommendation with conditions where appropriate.
Delegation of decision making to the LEP chair on any of these areas is permitted through the
prior approval of board members. The LEP board also has a mechanism for taking decisions via
written procedures.
The LEP board is also the decision-making body for areas covered by its sub-boards and working
groups.
Any delegation of decision making by these boards must be agreed by the LEP board. The LEP
has an agreed scheme of delegation which can be viewed on our website (link) and is reviewed
annually. Any decision made in contravention of published powers and processes will be invalid.
LEP Staff
The LEP board is supported by the LEP executive, which carries out the actions agreed by the
LEP board, provides information and advice to support decision-making and conducts operational
activity on behalf of the LEP board. All LEP staff are employed directly by the LEP and directly
accountable to the board through the CEO and senior management team. The LEP CEO’s
performance and remuneration is the responsibility of the LEP’s remuneration Committee. All
new LEP staff are inducted following a standard process, including familiarisation with LEP
policies and processes. LEP staff opportunities are advertised on our website and promoted
widely and the LEP follows standard HR practice to ensure a fair recruitment process.
All staff members sign up to the LEP Code of Conduct and declare any conflicts of interest where
this is relevant to their job roles.
Scrutiny
Independent scrutiny of the LEP is provided by the scrutiny committees of Suffolk and Norfolk
County Councils. Subject to the workload of each committee, the LEP will appear once a year
before each of the scrutiny committees, providing an opportunity for independent scrutiny of the
LEP.
Scrutiny meetings will be publicised in advance on the LEP website, along with the agendas and
minutes of the meetings. In addition to the two annual scrutiny committee meetings, the LEP also
makes itself available to other local authority scrutiny sessions on request.
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Evaluation
The LEP has developed its own evaluation framework, based on central government guidance.
This has been enhanced with a three-year programme of evaluation covering its programmes
and projects, including impact, process and economic (cost benefit) evaluations. This
framework has been shared with other LEPs to help inform their thinking on evaluation.
The LEP now has in place a call-on, call-off list of external providers to support the delivery of
the evaluation framework, bringing independent evaluation and external expertise, and fulfilling
contractual requirements of some of the LEP’s funding. The list of external providers has been
published on the Government’s Contract Finder website.
The programme of evaluation is reviewed and updated on an annual basis. This includes: an
overview of what will be evaluated by when; whether the evaluation will be conducted internally
or externally commissioned; whether the evaluation is a contractual requirement; the chosen
evaluation approach; who is leading the evaluation; who the evaluation will report back to; and
records the data being collected and monitored.
Evaluations play an important role in setting and delivering the ambitions and objectives in the
Economic Strategy and Local Industrial Strategy, demonstrating accountability and providing
evidence for independent scrutiny processes. Good evaluations also contribute valuable
knowledge towards our evidence base, feeding into future strategy development and occupying
a crucial role in determining our future projects, interventions and investments.
Public Sector Equality Duty
The LEP has a duty to comply with its legal duties under Section 149 of the Equality Act 2010,
the Public Sector Equality Duty (PSED); and the Equality Act 2010 (Specific Duties)
Regulations 2011. This requires the LEP to work towards eliminating discrimination,
harassment and victimisation, advance equality of opportunity and foster good relations
between people and society. The duty protects people with the following protected
characteristics: age, disability, gender, race, sexual orientation, religion or belief, pregnancy
and maternity, and gender reassignment. The aim of the duty is for public bodies to consider
the needs of all individuals in their day-to-day work, in developing policy, in delivering services,
and in relation to their own employees. All committees must therefore take account of equality
issues generally and incorporate equality considerations into their work.
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LEP sub-boards and committees
New Anglia LEP operates a number of sub-committees and panels to support the work of the
board.
Full Terms of Reference, details of membership, plus agendas, papers and minutes for each
sub board and committee are published on the LEP website. Terms of Reference include
common principles of accountability, transparency and fair decision-making, such as ensuring a
quorum for decisions and handling conflicts of interest.
The Investment Appraisal Committee ensures allocation of funding is delivered appropriately
through the LEP’s Growing Places Fund, Growing Business Fund, Small Grant Scheme,
Growth Through Innovation Fund, Business Resilience and Recovery Fund, Capital Growth
Programme, Enterprise Zone Accelerator Fund, and other funds as appropriate. It acts on
behalf of the LEP board to ensure the funding allocations support the development of schemes
that deliver the Economic Strategy and are made in accordance with the Assurance
Framework. The Investment Appraisal Committee has delegated authority from the LEP board
to approve funding for projects up to £500,000.
The Growing Business Fund Panel makes decisions on behalf of the Investment Appraisal
Committee on allocations of funding through the LEP’s Growing Business Fund.
The Small Grant Scheme Panel makes decisions on behalf of the Investment Appraisal
Committee on allocations of funding through the LEP’s Small Grant Scheme.
The Growth Through Innovation Panel makes decisions on behalf of the Investment Appraisal
Committee on allocations of funding through the LEP’s Growth Through Innovation Fund.
Norfolk and Suffolk Road to Net Zero Grant Panel makes decisions on behalf of the Investment
Appraisal Committee on allocations of funding through the LEP’s Norfolk and Suffolk Road to Net
Zero Grant Scheme.
As part of the above there is a Net Zero Challenge Fund which is being tendered and will be
awarded by a Net Zero Challenge Fund Panel which comprises an officer from Norfolk County
Council, one from Suffolk County Council and a LEP senior manager.
There is a second Towns Challenge Fund being funded by Interreg C-Care funding which will
also be considered by a panel from Norfolk County Council, Suffolk County Council and a
member of the LEP team.
The Remuneration Committee provides a formal and transparent procedure on behalf of the
LEP board for developing and implementing policy on LEP senior executive remuneration.
The Audit and Risk Committee ensures the development and implementation of the LEP’s
policies on strategic risk management, financial reporting, audit process, system of internal
controls and ensures compliance with the Assurance Framework. This Committee has an
independent Chair.
The Management Committee is the executive management committee of the LEP and
provides oversight of LEP operations, providing assurance that the LEP carries out its business
in a transparent and accountable way.
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The committee provides regular updates on the progress of programmes through monthly
reports to the LEP board, provides early warning of issues around risk and performance.
The committee includes the LEP’s management team, the Growth Deal manager, the Finance
and Governance Manager, senior representatives from Norfolk and Suffolk County Councils
and a LEP board member. In addition, the committee includes another representative from
Suffolk County Council representing its role as Accountable Body.
As an internal committee, its agenda, papers and minutes are not published on the LEP
website.
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Skills Advisory Panel
New Anglia Skills Advisory Panel
The Skills Advisory Panel exists to support the growth of an inclusive economy with a highly
skilled workforce where skills and employment provision meets business need and the aspirations
of individuals. It oversees the development of a skills and employment system to help enable
business growth and enhance the employment and progression prospects for individuals working
and living in Norfolk and Suffolk.
The Skills Advisory Panels aim to bring together local employers and skills providers to pool
knowledge on skills and labour market needs, and to work together to understand and address
key local challenges. This includes both immediate needs and challenges and looking at what is
required to help local areas adapt to future labour market changes and to grasp future
opportunities. This will help colleges, universities and other providers deliver the skills required
by employers, now and in the future.
The panel provides the collective leadership and a strategic steer for skills and employment
activity across Norfolk and Suffolk to deliver on this objective.
The Skills Advisory Panel:
provides a strategic steer for the LEP board on the employment and skills agenda
develops and supports key skills and employment interventions with clear focus areas to
ensure post-16 educational outcomes meet business needs in the New Anglia LEP
region
lobbies to achieve required freedoms, flexibilities and resources and raise the profile of
the New Anglia LEP region
collaborates proactively to identify barriers and opportunities in delivering these key
interventions
galvanises the wider employer base to be involved in skills development
provides analytical evidence, evaluation and subsequent coordination across the skills
system in line with key strategies such as the Economic Strategy for Norfolk and Suffolk
& Local Industrial Strategy
The Skills Advisory Panel chair is a member of the LEP Board. A formal report is presented to
the LEP Board every six months, subject to the ongoing focus of the LEP Board.
Innovation Board
The New Anglia Innovation Board is a sub-group that reports into the main LEP board and is
chaired by a LEP board member.
The Innovation Board has a remit to oversee strategic activity relating to innovation across
Suffolk and Norfolk but with a particular focus on the five main ‘innovation hubs’ – Norwich
Research Park, Hethel Engineering Centre, Orbis Energy, CEFAS and Adastral Park as well as
the three regional universities.
Each of the main innovation hubs are represented on the Innovation Board, along with
representatives of the universities, two local authority representatives (NCC and SCC) as well
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as an observer from Innovate UK. The secretariat function is provided by the Innovation Team
at New Anglia LEP.
The Board is also progressing new initiatives to strengthen the network of innovation centres
and clusters. This includes the Connected Innovation programme, funded via external funds
from Norfolk and Suffolk, which aims to enhance the innovation ecosystem via regular business
events and networking, cross-sector innovation activity and the showcasing and promotion of
science, research and innovation. Regular operational meetings of the innovation centres from
across Norfolk and Suffolk are chaired by the LEP’s Head of Enterprise Zones and Innovation
with regular update reports provided to the main Innovation Board.
Inward Investment Management Group
Following the launch of the Norfolk & Suffolk Unlimited brand in September 2019, a new inward
investment service was established in January 2020. It consists of secondments from the two
county councils and is supported by a number of LEP staff, as well as from other partners
across the two counties. Clearly Covid 19 has impacted heavily on the new team’s operations
as well as on the global inward investment scene, with global foreign direct investment flows
down by over 40% in 2020 compared to 2019. A key role for the Invest Norfolk and Suffolk
team was to develop and agree a new strategic approach and a Delivery Plan was presented to
the LEP board in November 2020. This was fully endorsed. The LEP Board itself will oversee
the performance of the team, but there will be a number of informal arrangements in place, for
example with the three Sector Councils, with the development sector and with local areas. In
addition an Inward Investment Management Group comprising a senior representative from
Norfolk County Council, Suffolk County Council and the LEP meet quarterly to provide
operational oversight of the joint service.
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New Anglia LEP Working Groups
As well as