Skip Navigation Links
19 August 2016

New board members join Dorset Local Enterprise Partnership

Dorset Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) is pleased to announce the appointment of the following four new private sector professionals to its board with immediate effect:

  • Kim Slowe, managing director of ZeroC
  • John Sutcliffe, head of strategic development at Atlas Elektronik UK
  • Sara Uzzell, director of Whitehall Hospitality and director of Bowlaway
  • Andrew Wickham, managing director of Go South Coast

In addition, Nigel Evans, principal of Weymouth College has been appointed as Dorset LEP board’s further education representative, replacing Diane Grannell, principal and chief executive of Bournemouth and Poole College.

Gordon Page, chairman of Dorset Local Enterprise Partnership said, “We warmly welcome and look forward to working with our four new board members who bring with them a wealth of private sector business experience from a range of industries.   Their knowledge of commerce will prove invaluable as we look to deliver on our ambitious plans to further strengthen and transform Dorset’s economy.

“We also welcome Nigel Evans who takes over from Diane Grannell as our further education representative.  We recognise and thank Diane for the excellent contribution she has made to Dorset LEP, ensuring education and training are linked to the needs of Dorset’s growing economy. 

“Finally, thanks must also go to Bruce Grant-Braham, motor sport research group director at Bournemouth University, as he steps down from Dorset LEP’s board.  His focus and input to Dorset’s tourism, one of our key industry sectors has been tremendous.”

Biographies and photographs of Dorset LEP’s new board members are available here.



Notes to editors:

Dorset Local Enterprise Partnership is a business led private and public sector partnership that aims to promote local economic growth and prosperity.  Acting as a strategic gateway to funding, Dorset LEP supports and delivers projects of long term economic benefit for all in Dorset through cross sector partnership.


Full details of its 18 board members are available here.


Press contact: Claire Corrie m: 07914 148494


  • #AquaExpo20 inspires Dorset aquaculture
    31 March 2020

    #AquaExpo20 inspires Dorset aquaculture

    The OH20: Aquaculture Expo, hosted by Dorset LEP, took place on 4 March 2020.

  • Business support funding blog: March update
    30 March 2020

    Dorset Gateway Funding Blog

    Research and development grant funding continues and we can provide 40 hours of bid writing support

  • Dorset Investment Prospectus Tender Open
    27 March 2020

    Dorset Investment Prospectus Tender Open

    We are seeking tenders to support the preparation of a Dorset Investment Prospectus.

Click here to view our news archive