Speller Metcalfe managing director James Speller joins Worcestershire local enterprise board
James Speller, Managing Director of Worcestershire-based contractor Speller Metcalfe, is now the latest member of the Worcestershire Local Enterprise Partnership Board (WLEP).
The WLEP is one of 38 partnerships across the country who all aim to deliver schemes which will boost local economic growth and benefit companies of all sizes in the area.
The Board is responsible for making decisions on behalf of the partnership and governing the county’s ambition, priorities and objectives including the delivery of projects funded by the Worcestershire Growth Deal.
Gary Woodman, Chief Executive of the Worcestershire Local Enterprise Partnership, said: “The Worcestershire Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) is delighted to welcome James to the board. James will make a great addition to the board with his wealth of business knowledge.
“The Worcestershire LEP board is focused on achieving the 20 year economic plan for Worcestershire to drive the county forwards. To ensure this is possible, we need the support of Worcestershire businesses, like James from Speller Metcalfe, to provide us with the voice of local business.”
James officially took over as Managing Director of the company in 2022, and is passionate about collaboration, best practice and sharing knowledge both across the industry and in local communities.
“I am delighted to now be a member of the Worcestershire Local Enterprise Partnership Board,” said James Speller, “As a Worcestershire-based contractor, I am passionate about advocating for Worcestershire’s economic prosperity. Having worked with, and for, many of those who sit within the bounds of the region, I know what an impact these projects can make.”
Members of the board play a pivotal role the growth of Worcestershire’s economy and are leaders across a range of public and private businesses. The nature of the board’s members allows them to provide valuable expertise across industries for the betterment of the region in which they operate.
As a recent contributor to the development of HM Government’s Construction Playbook, James is often called upon to support collaborative research in the industry.
James has spearheaded the company’s first Equality, Diversity and Inclusion network and is also one of the founding forces of ‘The Knowledge Series’, Speller Metcalfe’s own CPD accredited event aimed at driving best practice in construction.