Title: LEP Vice Chair
Nigel was appointed to the Board as a founding member of the Sheffield City Region Local Enterprise Partnership (SCR LEP) in 2010, remaining a member until 2013. In January 2016 he was then appointed by the incoming LEP Chair Sir Nigel Knowles to act as Vice Chair, and in January 2019, further to an open recruitment process, he was asked to serve another term as Vice Chair by SCR LEP Chair James Muir and SCR Mayor Dan Jarvis MBE.
He has played an influential role in gaining powers and control over skills training in the area, since he joined the Board in 2010. This has included overseeing a number of major deals with government which will fundamentally change the skills system and ensure that businesses are placed at its heart. Nigel is also Trustee and Vice Chair of the Club Doncaster Foundation and a Board member and Past President of the Doncaster Chamber of Commerce.
Nigel is also Managing Director of Brewster Partners Recruitment Group, established in 2011 and which quickly became one of the fastest growing 1% of UK start-ups. He has over 20 years’ experience in the executive search and recruitment sector & works with some of the most notable businesses in the North of England