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Digital Economy Expert Recruited to LEP Board

31 January 2017

THE founder and CEO of a West Midlands technology company has been appointed to the board of the Coventry and Warwickshire Local Enterprise Partnership.



Sarah Windrum, head of Leamington-based The Emerald Group, has been recruited to the 16-strong board for her expertise in the digital economy.

Ms Windrum established Emerald in 2009 to help businesses and organisations use mobile communications and information technology to improve operational processes, manage costs, and increase revenue.

The firm, which is based at Trident Park, works with more than 250 businesses and employs 15 staff.

She joins Coventry city councillors Adbul Khan and Jim O’Boyle as new members on the LEP’s board.

Jonathan Browning, chairman of the CWLEP, said: “Sarah is extremely active in the local area and is a valuable member of the LEP’s Inward Investment Group.

“She has very relevant experience in a number of areas, especially the importance of the digital economy to our area and the need to ensure we are providing the correct level of digital skills in the workforce.”


Ms Windrum is vice chair of the Skills Board at Tech UK, an Industry Advisory Board member of the Ada National College of Digital Skills, and a governor of Myton School.

She said: “I have really enjoyed contributing to the CWLEP through the Inward Investment Business Group and will continue that work as a member of the main board.

“The LEP has done great work in helping our local economy from SME support through to making large infrastructure projects possible – all with the aim of creating growth and local jobs.

“I feel very strongly about the digital economy not only in relation to Coventry and Warwickshire but also on a national scale and I am keen to explore the ways we can work with business, education, and local government to ensure digital skills are a major priority.”

Read the full Business Desk Article here

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