Director of Luton based Ryebridge Construction Daniel Coyle has been handpicked to represent the sector across the South East Midlands.
Daniel has been unveiled as the latest business leader to join the coveted South East Midlands Local Enterprise Partnership (SEMLEP) Envoy programme - a select cohort of influential business leaders from a variety of industry sectors across the South East Midlands.
As advocates for SEMLEP to their peers, to government and to inward investors, Envoys are billed by the LEP as being “enthusiastic about the opportunities and unique relationships that can be brought together through SEMLEP and its role in the local economy”.
Sara Homer, Chair of SEMLEP’s Envoy programme, said: “Daniel is committed to construction and is already working closely with Luton Borough Council and other businesses to promote the sector to school leavers and people seeking a new career, so to have him on board is a real coup for the Envoy programme.
“Daniel’s experience in and passion for the construction sector is unrivalled so we look forward to drawing on his expertise and working with him to support the construction sector in this region.”
SEMLEP currently has 40 Envoys and Sara, working with SEMLEP’s Chief Executive Stephen Catchpole, will seek to bring further business leaders and influencers on board.
Stephen said: Our economy is growing and has the potential to grow faster. Our Envoys play an important role in helping our area to achieve its full potential as we respond to the challenges of Brexit and opportunities presented in developing the Oxford-Milton Keynes-Cambridge Growth Corridor.
“Envoys work directly with us to promote our area’s key sector strengths, identify barriers to growth and act as critical friends to ensure that SEMLEP’s priorities continue to be shaped by a strong business voice.”
Daniel’s fellow SEMLEP Envoys represent companies including Abbeygate Developments, Barclays, Brackmills BID, Cosworth, EMW, Fujifilm, General Motors, Hayward Tyler, Home Retail Group, ICAEW, Lockheed Martin, Lloyds Banking, Mazars, PwC, Prodrive, Santander and Unilever.
Director Daniel Coyle said: “It’s a privilege to have been approached by SEMLEP for this leading role and I look forward to working with the team and my fellow Envoys to not just promote construction but also to play a part in strengthening the economy of this South East Midlands region.”
Ryebridge clients include London Luton Airport - the team are currently working on a £7million taxi runway project - and Tottenham Hotspur Football Club. The club appointed Ryebridge Construction as principle contractor in 2014 to lead on a two-year project to prepare the site for its new multi-million-pound stadium.