Chambers’ chief joins SEMLEP Board

Paul Griffiths has joined SEMLEP’s Board in a further boost to strengthen business voice in shaping economic growth in the South East Midlands.

Paul Griffiths said, “It is an honour to be appointed to the board of an organisation which is working tirelessly to tackle barriers to sustainable growth and promote job creation.

“Everything the Chamber does is designed to help businesses make the most of their potential so it makes sense for me to give my support to an organisation which is committed to making the South East Midlands one of the most successful economies in England by 2020.”

Dr Ann Limb CBE DL, Chair of SEMLEP said:

Paul Griffiths
Paul Griffiths

“I’m very pleased to welcome Paul to SEMLEP Board. Paul is well-connected to local businesses, large and small and, has his ear to the ground to local business issues so he will be a great addition to the Board.”

SEMLEP brings together the private sector, universities and further education providers, the not-for-profit sector and the public sector, to steer investment and deliver projects to grow businesses, people and places. SEMLEP’s Board has a collective strategic leadership role in identifying priority strategies and actions to deliver growth in the South East Midlands. The Board scrutinises performance of SEMLEP and provides stewardship of funds, programmes and projects.

As Chief Executive of both Northamptonshire and Milton Keynes Chambers of Commerce, Paul is a qualified accountant with an extensive business background at senior level. He brings a wealth of experience from a diverse background in manufacturing, software development and publishing, hospitality, financial shared services, and in delivering public sector contracts across a variety of sectors.

Paul’s role within the Chambers means that he works closely with both the Northamptonshire and Milton Keynes business communities representing their views to local, regional, and national Government.

Paul is also a non-executive director of EMB-Group Ltd and its subsidiaries: East Midlands Business Limited and EMB Excellence Limited, and a member of the British Chambers of Commerce Accreditation Board.

For further information about SEMLEP and Board members, visit:

www.semlep.com