Agenda and minutes

Venue: Exchange Room 3 - The Exchange - County Hall, Preston. View directions

Contact: Holly Tween  Tel: 01772 537955 Email:  holly.tween@lancashire.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

1.

Welcome and Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

The Chairman, Mike Blackburn OBE, welcomed all to the meeting.  There were no apologies for absence.

2.

Declaration of Interests

Minutes:

None

3.

Minutes of the meeting held on 03 October 2019 pdf icon PDF 194 KB

Minutes:

Resolved:  The minutes of the Business Support Management Board meeting held on 3rd October 2019 were approval as an accurate record and signed by the Chairman.

4.

Matters Arising

Minutes:

None

5.

Wider LEP Update

Presented by: Andy Walker

Minutes:

Andy Milroy, Senior Democratic Services Officer, Lancashire County Council, provided a brief overview of recent LEP activity including Growth Deal approvals and progress on the recruitment of a new LEP Chief Executive Officer.

6.

Any Other Business

Minutes:

None

7.

Date of Next Meeting

Minutes:

It was noted that the next Business Support Management Board meeting was scheduled to be held on Tuesday 17th December 2019 at 10:30am in Committee Room 'B' - The Diamond Jubilee Room, County Hall, Preston.

8.

Exclusion of the Press and Public

The Committee is asked to consider whether, under Section 100A(4) of the Local Government Act 1972, it considers that the public should be excluded from the meeting during consideration of the following items of business on the grounds that there would be a likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in the appropriate paragraph of Part I of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act 1972 as indicated against the heading to the item.

Minutes:

Resolved:  That the press and public be excluded from the meeting during consideration of the following items of business on the grounds that there would be a likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in the appropriate paragraph of Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972, as indicated against the heading of each item.  It is considered that in all the circumstances the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information.

9.

Business Support Related Propositions within Lancashire's Local Industrial Strategy

Minutes:

Andy Walker, Head of Service Business Growth, Lancashire County Council presented a private and confidential report (circulated) which provided an update on Business Support related proposals within Lancashire's Local Industrial Strategy.

 

The presentation highlighted four areas of progress with the evidence base, local priorities, proposition development and final narrative.

 

Headline analysis of each key area was provided including Lancashire's productive gap, major technology marker drivers, Lancashire's strengths in aerospace, automotive, energy and marine sectors.  Analysis was also provided on business density and start up survival rates and opportunities and challenges for growth in Lancashire.

 

It was noted that the deadline for submission of the Local Industrial Strategy for Lancashire is 31st March 2020 and that the final narrative will flow from the information presented to the Business Support Management Board.

 

The Business Support Management Board provided feedback on the progress made to date and addition information to assist with refining the final Strategy.

 

In addition, the timeline for developing and finalising the Local Industrial Strategy for Lancashire were noted, including a workshop being held week commencing 2nd December 2019, with it returning to the Business Support Management Board on 17th December 2019 and the LEP Board on 18th December 2019.

 

Resolved:  The Business Support Management Board provided comments and feedback on the development of the Strategy to date and endorsed the final Business Start-Up and Growth Proposition for submission to the LEP Board.