Joanna Robinson, MD of ventilation system manufacturer, Mansfield Pollard, has been appointed to the board of the Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (LEP).

She joins other business leaders to sit on its panels to oversee work on skills, business support, innovation and the resource efficiency agenda.

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The LEP brings together expertise from the private and public sectors to deliver a transformative vision for the City region: to be a globally recognised economy where good growth delivers high levels of prosperity, jobs and quality of life for everyone.

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Working in partnership with the West Yorkshire Combined Authority, the board will oversee the delivery of the ambitions outlined in the recently revised strategic economic plan for the region.

The plan sets out the 20 year strategy to grow the economy through good growth, bringing jobs and prosperity to those who live and work in the area.