VCS board members appointed to D2N2 LEP

Following an open recruitment process for VCS representation on the D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) Board, Rachel Quinn, Chief Executive of One East Midlands, is delighted to report that Rob Crowder, Chief Executive of Rural Community Action Nottinghamshire has been selected.

The interview panel, drawn from the VCS, were impressed with the quality and knowledge of applicants for the role. So much so that they requested that an ‘alternate’ place be made available to ensure sector continuity at LEP board meetings. Following agreement from D2N2 we are please to say that Don Hayes, Chief Executive of Enable, will take this ‘alternate’ role and work with Rob and One East Midlands to ensure sector engagement.

Commenting on the new role and his experience with the Board to date Rob Crowder said:

“I know it sounds trite, but I am honoured to represent the sector at the D2N2 board as I think we have much to offer in creating meaningful employment and enhancing the economy. To do that I will need your support and am very pleased that Rachel Quinn and One East Midlands have committed to support me in my role by facilitating the communication between the sector”.

Sharing information with the VCS and encouraging input is essential to making the most of this opportunity. To help this to happen more effectively One East Midlands has developed specific website areas for LEPs where we will host updates and opportunities to feed in.

To access information on LEPs broadly and for links to individual LEP visit

For further information about LEPs, their role and why they are relevant to the VCS please read One East Midlands briefing at