Open and honest communications

Buckinghamshire Local Enterprise Partnership is a publically funded organisation and, as such, has transparent communications practices in place, which give people confidence in the activities and outputs flowing from Buckinghamshire LEP.

As guardians of public funds, with Buckinghamshire County Council, our accountable body*, we will apply similar standards of transparency as other public sector organisations.

*summary of accountable body accounts

We aim to ensure:

  • Our website, through which local partners and the public can keep in touch with progress on Buckinghamshire LEP activities, is regularly updated especially latest news items, reports, minutes, etc.

  • We publish Board papers one week in advance of meeting, and decisions, minutes, etc. are in line with existing local authority rules and regulations, including the minutes of our delivery arm Buckinghamshire Advantage;

  • We publish an annual report each financial year, even though we are not legally constituted as a formal entity;

  • There is appropriate local engagement – both with public and private stakeholders to inform key decisions and with the general public around future Buckinghamshire LEP strategy development.

National Local Growth Assurance Framework
Bucks LEP Assurance & Accountability Framework
Bucks LEP Statement of Assurance

updated February 2020

Bucks LEP Conflicts of Interest Policy

updated 2018

Local Growth Fund Accountability System Statement

Buckinghamshire LEP will publish Business Cases and Independent Evaluations for projects supported by our local growth fund schemes, within the Publications & Reports section on this website, and would welcome comments on these assessments. If you have any questions or would like to comment on any project please email: info@buckstvlep.co.uk.

Current Year Operating Budget

updated February 2020

Diversity

Buckinghamshire LEP will ensure that a regular annual assessment of the membership of the Board and its sub-groups takes place to ensure that the overall membership reflects the diversity of the Buckinghamshire community, and that there are no barriers to participation as a result of gender, race, disability or sexual orientation. Buckinghamshire LEP are committed to ensuring that a third of its Board are women by 2020 and will work to 50% representation by 2023.

Our constitution ensures that all geographies within the county are represented through local authority membership and that our private sector members represent a mix of both SME and larger businesses.

Board Directors and Staff Register of Interests

There is a requirement for directors and staff to register declarations of interests in accordance with the Companies Act 2006. The Companies Act 2006 requires directors and staff to avoid situations in which a director/staff member “has (or can have) a direct or indirect interest that conflicts, or possibly may conflict, with the interests of the company”.

The register* is held by the LEP Executive and will be updated regularly:

Adrian Brown – Declarations of Interests
Alistair Lomax – Declarations of Interests
Andrew M Smith – Declarations of Interests
Anthony Sowden – Declarations of Interests
Clare Pelham – Declarations of Interests
Eman Martin-Vignerte – Declarations of Interests
Emma Potts – Declarations of Interests
Hiren Gandhi – Declarations of Interests
Ian Barham – Declarations of Interests
Isobel Darby – Declarations of Interests
Lucy Edge – Declarations of Interests
Martin Tett – Declarations of Interests
Michael Garvey – Declarations of Interests
Nick Naylor – Declarations of Interests
Philippa Batting – Declarations of Interests
Richard Harrington – Declarations of Interests
Steve Bowles – Declarations of Interests
Steven Broadbent – Declarations of Interests

* Signed hard copy versions available on request

Gifts and Hospitality Register 2019-20

As part of the declarations of interest all Buckinghamshire LEP Members have to declare any gifts or hospitality received which are in excess of £50 in value. To supplement this an in-year hospitality register is maintained to cover all gifts or hospitality received irrespective of value.

Bucks LEP Hospitality and Expenses Register

Privacy Policy

Our Privacy Policy tells you what to expect when Buckinghamshire Local Enterprise Partnership collects personal information.

Privacy Policy