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10 Dec 2021

Hereford Enterprise Zone Ltd is seeking to appoint a non-Executive Chair


Hereford Enterprise Zone Ltd is seeking to appoint a non-Executive Chair from the private sector to provide strategic leadership through the next exciting phase of its development.

Following a successful bid from the Marches Local Enterprise Partnership, Enterprise Zone status was awarded to Skylon Park in 2011, covering over 100 acres of employment land at Rotherwas in Hereford. The Company was created to take the work of the Zone forward, connecting the land owners into the wider supporting partnership, including the business community.

The Zone is proving a considerable success. Over 60 acres have been sold or developed, with over 600,000 sq ft of new development hosting over a thousand jobs. In particular, two new major business assets, the Shell Store and Cyber Quarter came on stream this year.

This is a unique opportunity to lead the Enterprise Zone and to act as an Ambassador to promote its work to prospective clients and partners. The Chair will make a significant contribution in encouraging further investment and identifying new opportunities, maintaining and promoting strategic relationships with the landowners and key stakeholder partners.

The successful candidate will also become a Director of the Marches Local Enterprise Partnership which provides an opportunity for the candidate to influence business and investment decisions over a much wider area.

The Chair will be a highly respected individual with a proven track record in the business community, passionate about the economic well-being of Herefordshire and able to provide dynamic, high profile leadership for the Zone. A knowledge of or background in commercial property would be valuable, but this should not be a deterrent to otherwise suitably qualified candidates.

The appointment will be for a period of 3 years. The commitment is expected to be approximately 2 - 3 days per month and is not remunerated. Travel expenses will be met if required.

The appointment will run from 1 April 2022, with the expectation of a comprehensive hand over in the early spring as the current Chair prepares to step down at the end of a successful and extended full term.

A candidate's pack can be obtained from the Enterprise Zone Managing Director on 07484 368766 or by emailing mark@skylonpark.co.uk

Completed submissions should be returned by 5.00pm on 24 January 2022

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