Welcome to the Business Board. The Business Board works with businesses, education, and local authority partners to drive economic growth, secure inward investment and protect and create jobs across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough.

The Board is the Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) for our region and is made up of local business leaders and elected local leaders who are passionate about supporting businesses.

Not only does the Business Board ensure that businesses across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough are given a voice and the opportunity to influence and advise the Mayoral Combined Authority it is also responsible for determining local economic priorities.

The Business Board comprises a fantastic team of industry executives and key opinion leaders not only within our region but also with national and international networks, interests and focus. We have representatives from key sectors of our economy including life sciences and healthcare, agri-tech and agri-food and advanced manufacturing. We also have strong academic expertise. We take our responsibility for advising the Combined Authority Board most seriously and ensure that the voice of business is at the heart of the organisation.


Alex Plant, who is Anglian Water’s Strategy and Regulation Director, was appointed chair of the Business Board in July 2022, a role is taking on in addition to his responsibilities there.

Alex said: “I am delighted to have been appointed as Chair of the Business Board for the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority. As we face up to the very significant challenges of climate change, the cost of living crisis and global instability, I firmly believe that the private, public and third sectors must work ever more closely together to make the most of the opportunities we have and to mitigate risks.

“The unique features of our open and innovative economy mean that delivering sustainable economic growth here is not just of local significance, but of national and international importance too. I very much look forward to working with the Mayor, the Combined Authority Board, the Business Board and wider stakeholders to help make the most of the extraordinary talent we have in our area. If we can do this, we can help to build a future where growth is sustainable and inclusive, the transition to net-zero is achieved, and we can successfully adapt to the impacts of climate change.”

Find out more about the business board

Read the Business Board's Annual Report

Business Board Members

who we deliver

The Business Board is committed to advising the Combined Authority with its 2030 Ambition to become a leading place in the...

Business Board Strategies

who we deliver

The Business Board has commissioned a number of key strategies that inform the vital work that the Combined Authority deliver to...

Business Board Funds and Projects

who we deliver

The Business Board LEP for our region helps to overcome key barriers to growth, from infrastructure challenges through to helping create...

Greater South East Net Zero Hub

who we deliver

The Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority are helping to accelerate the delivery of clean local net zero projects.  

Business Board Governance

who we deliver

As the Local Enterprise Partnership, the Business Board is required to publish a Local Assurance Framework, which covers a range of...


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