Women business leaders invited to help shape Dorset’s economy


Women business leaders are being invited to have their say in shaping Dorset’s economy.

Dorset Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) is a business led private and public sector partnership that aims to promote local economic growth and prosperity across the region. Next week, they will host a special ’round table’ event in Bournemouth, to ensure women’s voices are heard. Set to attend are female entrepreneurs, small business owners, and major employers.

Dorset LEP’s deputy chair, Sara Uzzell:

“The purpose of this event is to share and discuss ideas about how we – as a region – can better encourage and support opportunities for women to engage in vital strategic decisions that affect the local economy.”

Director of Dorset LEP, Lorna Carver (pictured above), says the ultimate aim is to reach out to all Dorset business women, so that more of them will have the chance to influence the strategic economic direction of the county. 

“We want women at the forefront of helping us reach our ultimate objective of doubling the size of Dorset’s economy over the next 20 years, contributing an estimated £17 bbillion and 80,000 jobs to the UK economy.”

The Dorset LEP board of directors is made up of business leaders from different sectors, local authority representatives, and Higher and Further Education sector representatives. Their priority is to make decisions with Dorset’s best interest in mind. 


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