MKM director on Humber LEP board

Published:  06 December, 2011

HUMBER: David Kilburn, managing director of MKM Building Supplies, is one of private sector board representatives on the newly formed Humber Local Enterprise Partnership.

It will work to encourage new investment into the Humber region, as well as creating opportunities for local firms.

The board will meet for the first time on December 16 and its members have been selected after a series of interviews.

Kilburn, will serve on a board, chaired by Lord Christopher Haskins former chairman of Northern Foods, alongside private sector board members Peter Stephenson, executive chairman of Able UK, Alan Platt, managing director of John Good Shipping and ex-officio board member Howard O'Neill, president of the Hull and Humber Chamber of Commerce.

Lord Haskins said: "The Humber LEP board, like the LEP itself, is all about local businesses and local people, and my first task was to ensure all concerned have good strong links to, as well as an interest in, the Humber economy.

"Now that the Humber has been recognised as the major UK centre for renewables, we need to exploit this and ensure that all parties work together to encourage inward investment into our Enterprise Zones as well as create opportunities for local companies.

"We have a lot of work to do, but I have total confidence that my members of the board will rise to meet this challenge."

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