Governance

In its drive to increase local economic growth and private sector investment, Enterprise M3 Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) remains aware of the public responsibility it holds when exercising how it spends government funds and makes every effort to ensure its decision-making is transparent, accountable and delivers value for money.

Enterprise M3 operates within the Government’s National Assurance Framework which sets out its governance arrangements, policies and protocols, and the relationship with the accountable local authority including management of funding. This can be downloaded from the list on the right-hand side of this page, along with accounts and annual reports from previous years which show how we have received and allocated funding.

Local Enterprise Partnerships are voluntary partnerships between local authorities and businesses to help determine local economic priorities and lead economic growth within their local area.  In order to ensure that Enterprise M3, and the Local Growth Fund for which it is responsible, is governed in an appropriate and transparent manner, the LEP regularly reviews its governance arrangements.

In order to ensure that Enterprise M3, and the Local Growth Fund for which it is responsible, is governed in an appropriate and transparent manner, the LEP regularly reviews its governance arrangements. 

The most important documents relating to the LEPs governance arrangements are highlighted below:

Enterprise M3 Annual Report 2018-19

Enterprise M3 Ltd - Memorandum and Articles of Association

Delivery Plan 2019/20

Assurance Framework 2019 

Annual Assurance Statement 2018

2017/18 Final Accounts 

Enterprise M3 Annual Report 2017/18 

Enterprise M3 Risk Register – May 2018 

Enterprise M3 Governance Structure – 2018

Enterprise M3 Equality and Diversity Statement

Enterprise M3 Whistleblowing Policy

Enterprise M3 Confidential Items Policy 

Staff Code of Conduct 

Expenses Policy 

Enterprise M3  Board Conflict of Interest Policy 

Register of Staff Member’s Interests 

Enquiry & Complaints Policy – April 2018 

Enterprise M3 Internal Scheme of Delegation

The Enterprise M3 Board has agreed on high-level governance for Enterprise M3 LEP which includes the following groups:

Click here to download the summary diagram showing these groups and their relationships to each other.

The Financial Statements for the year 2017/18 ended on 31st March 2018, and https://www.enterprisem3.org.uk/document/201718-final-accountscan be downloaded here