“It’s always a pleasure to discover a genuinely progressive business support network whose objectives are closely aligned with your own company values.”
That’s very much the case for Red River Software and the Gatwick Diamond Initiative, which is why I am so pleased to be appointed to the Board of Directors, as of July 2015.”
Simon Pringle, MD, Red River Software.
In it’s own words, the Initiative is “a business-led strategic partnership focused on creating the right conditions for growth for existing and inbound businesses.” It aims to “create opportunity for business” which is something Red River are also very passionate about in our approach to working with our clients.
The organisation works in partnership and through collaboration to promote the region as a world-class business location. It provides a collective voice to the business community by lobbying, influencing and marketing, thus strengthening the 45,000 companies – 500 international brands – that are based within this excellent location.
Funded by six District and Borough Councils, two County Councils and Gatwick Airport, it’s governance is taken very seriously and includes an Overview Forum, Board of Directors, and two Task Groups, featuring business leaders and business support organisations, plus public sector representatives from local authorities and education.
Working with Surrey Connects Enterprise Partnership and Coast to Capital, the Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) for Brighton and Hove, Croydon, Gatwick Diamond, East Surrey, Lewes and West Sussex, the reach and impact of the Initiative continues to thrive and grow.
“I am an avid pioneer of this region in terms of its potential to be a leading region in global industry. Driven by supporting businesses in their quest to use technology in entrepreneurial ways, which benefit both people and commercial goals, I believe and hope I can bring relevant experience and knowledge to help the Initiative to achieve its aims. I’m really looking forward to working with the team and businesses within the network.” Simon Pringle.