LEP Sector Group - Distribution
The Local Enterprise Partnership’s Distribution Sector Group is a highly effective network representing the interests of 1500 business which employ 38,000.
The Local Enterprise Partnership’s Sector Groups bring together business people from companies of all sizes across the supply chain to find ways to support businesses in their sector to grow and add value. Sector Groups deal directly with key concerns such as access to road networks, skills, broadband, bidding for and influencing public funding and investments. Sector Groups are open to anyone in the sector interested in assisting the sustainable growth of local businesses.
Some key facts about the West of England's Distribution sector:
•1,500 business units
•550 hectares at Avonmouth Severnside Enterprise Area, an ideal location for the sector
•Distribution companies using Bristol Airport employ 2,800 people across 50 businesses
•The Bristol Port Company has 500 employees and a supply chain network estimated at 7,500 jobs
•Good road and rail connectivity at the gateway to the South West and South Wales
Distribution Sector Chairperson: David Coombes