David A Kerfoot message to businesses as he steps down as LEP Chair
After 10 years as a board member, serving the last three years as LEP Chair, David A Kerfoot MBE DL stood down today at his final board meeting with York and North Yorkshire LEP. Below is a personal letter to all businesses across the region.
11th March, 2021.
Having helped formed the LEP nearly 10 years ago, and been Deputy Chair and now Chair for the last 3 years, it has been a privilege to work alongside you all.
Throughout, I have been a proud and passionate supporter of small and micro business which is the beating heart of our vast region. Having been a small business, I know only too well the challenges faced. This last year, I have watched our region’s businesses struggle through very hard times but the resilience, fortitude and innovation shown to survive has been extraordinary. I have done my very best to champion your voice, and as I stand down, I do so knowing that the Growth Hub will continue to give support to you in starting, growing or scaling a business as it always does in an exemplary manner.
With every good wish in your future endeavours and a huge thank you for your commitment to our wonderful region.
David A. Kerfoot MBE DL, Chair, York & North Yorkshire LEP.
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