Published: 17th May 2019

Birmingham. Photo credit – Pixabay Following on from the launch of the first Local Industrial Strategy in the West Midlands earlier this week, Warren Ralls, director of The LEP Network and a Board Member of the Institute of Economic Development, discusses the positive changes LEPs are making to communities. One word seems to make a regular appearance in the top ten ‘worst buzzwords of business’: you’ve probably guessed it – I’m talking about ‘strategies’. Apparently, it’s one of the most misused words in business, or maybe it’s just had a bad press. But regardless of how well or badly used it is, the strength of any strategy is based on a very simple test – does it make a difference? A recent article by a Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) Chair underlined this for me when they said: ‘I didn’t join my LEP to sit on committee … (To read the full article, subscribe below)