Business Growth & Inward Investment committee


Business Growth & Inward Investment Committee


To drive new thinking around support necessary for scale-up, business support, trade and business resilience across Dorset through:

  • Prioritising and informing business growth initiatives
  • Making recommendations about the allocation of resources and business growth funding proposals
  • Ensuring activities are linked effectively with the other strategic programmes.

The Committee Terms of Reference can be found here: Business Growth & Inward Investment Committee Terms of Reference.


Members of the Committee are as follows: 

  • John Sutcliffe (Chair), Dorset LEP Board Member
  • Adrian Trevett, BCP Council
  • Arabella Lewis-Smith, Dorset LEP Board Member
  • Cllr John Beesley, Dorset LEP Board Member
  • Dan Cox, Arts University Bournemouth
  • David Walsh, Dorset Council
  • Geoff Sagar, Bofa International
  • Glyn Hughes, BAE Systems
  • Ian Girling, Dorset LEP Board Member
  • Ian Jones, Bournemouth University
  • Jayne Codling, Business West
  • Julian Grazebrook, MAT Foundry Group Ltd
  • Mike Gould, FJ & JM Gould
  • Nick Gaines, Dorset LEP Board Member
  • Rob Emony, Department for International Trade (DIT)
  • Sophia Story, Dorset LEP Board Member

Meeting dates, papers and minutes

Meetings take place at least once a quarter, confirmed upcoming dates are:

  • 09 December 2021
  • 03 March 2022

Meeting documents can be found below: