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June 2011

The Board is in the process of finalising changes to the Board following the recent review, local elections and the resulting changes to the Cabinet and Scrutiny Panels. The Membership of the Board will be completed by the recruitment of a new Board member in the role of Urban Renewal and Visitor Economy Champion. This new role adds further capacity to the Board, bringing greater understanding of the economic potential and commercial opportunties arising from transformational projects and visitor economy assets.

For further details of this new Voluntary Opportunity can be found at the following site

March 2011

Over the course of the last few months Enterprising Doncaster has undertaken a review of it's Board structure and the  roles and responsibilities of it's members. The review considered the outcomes of the Doncaster Together review, changing conditions and strategic alignment with agreed priorities detailed in the Borough Strategy approved 29th November 2010 and the Economic Strategy approved 21st February 2011. To ensure the Board remains fit for purpose the structure of the Board in 2011/12 will reflect the three overarching themes detailed in the Economic Strategy; Economic Linkages, Common Economic Factors and Economic Drivers. The Chair and Vice Chairs will take lead responsibility for these areas below which a team of seven Economic Champions will focus on a specific area where Doncaster has recognised strengths, opportunties or challenges. The principles and structure were approved at the Board meeting held 25th March.

March 2010

Enterprising Doncaster prepares for the launch of the iFestival 2010 in Doncaster.

The iFestival presents a key mechanism to develop a culture of innovation and provides a platform to promote the amazing innovation that takes place within the Borough, following on from the success of the 2009 Doncaster iFestival.

February 2010

Enterprising Doncaster joins LinkedIn and Twitter. You can keep up to date with the news and progress of the Board's activities from the links below:

Twitter - Ent_Doncaster

LinkedIn - Enterprising Doncaster -

January 2010

Following the overhaul and restructure of the Enterprise Doncaster Board, Jon Whiteley was appointed as Chair in December 2009 with Malcolm Cowing and Cameron McLellan appointed as Vice Chairs. Jon, Malcolm and Cameron are all representatives of the private sector with strong Doncaster connections.

Enterprising Doncaster Board

Pictured left to right; Co-Vice Chair of the Board, Cameron McLellan (Polypipe Director of Operations); Councillor Jonathan Wood (Cabinet member and Portfolio Holder for Business, Development, Planning and Regeneration); Peter Dale (DMBC Director of Development); Chair of the Board, Jon Whiteley (Group Chief Executive of the ProAktive Risk Group); and Co-Vice Chair of the Board, Malcolm Cowing (Managing Partner Brahm).

The first meeting of the new Board took place on 29th January 2010 at Doncaster’s Mansion House. The Board includes a majority membership from local business partners along with senior representative from Doncaster Chamber of Commerce, Doncaster Council, Doncaster Community Empowerment Network and the Regional Development agency, Yorkshire Forward.