Business Minister sits down with Lincolnshire Enterprise Partnership

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Front row (L-R): David Dexter, Mark Prisk, Ursula Lidbetter, Councillor Doreen Stephenson, and Lincoln MP Karl McCartney far right

Recent success of the Greater Lincolnshire Local Enterprise Partnership has been celebrated with a visit from Business Minister Mark Prisk.

The Minister of State for Business and Enterprise met with members of the partnership and local business leaders at the new Siemens building at Waterside South.

Chairman of the Greater Lincolnshire LEP, Ursula Lidbetter, said it was a chance to talk about the issues that are important for Lincolnshire businesses.

“We looked at how the partnership could help drive business growth throughout the local area.

“Minister Prisk was certainly impressed with the work we’ve carried out so far and our ambitious plans for the future,” said Lidbetter.

The meeting comes after news the LEP has been granted an £8 million cash boost to kick-start housing and commercial developments in the city.

Funding will be used for infrastructure projects improving transport and flood defences to allow for development projects to move forward.