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Council leader appointed a director of group helping create jobs

Laura Kearns 22nd Aug, 2018

THE leader of Stratford District Council has been appointed a director of a group creating jobs in the area.

Coun Tony Jefferson has been appointed part of a 16-strong board of directors at the Coventry and Warwickshire Local Enterprise Partnership (CWLEP).

The partnership was formed to improve growth and create jobs across the area.

And the group says his experience in the business world – having previously worked at British Gas and British Steel along with running his own company – made him the perfect candidate.

Coun Jefferson said: “Being part of the CWLEP board is going to be fascinating.

“It is a major source of funding and helps shape Coventry and Warwickshire in a significant way particularly at a time when there is going to be substantial change.

“Brexit means there will be a level of uncertainty and there is currently an enormous amount of technological change which is particularly affecting the motor industry but it is wider than that. There are also very significant changes in employment patterns with the potential for people having to work a lot longer into their mid to late 60s.”

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