Delivering the Deal with robust and transparent Governance to ensure growth and sustainability are at the heart of decision making.
Governance and our Partnership Board
Central to the Borderlands' governance arrangements is the Partnership Board, which is responsible for oversight and decision making relating to the delivery of the Deal and the strategic programme of investment.
The Board is supported by Chief Executives, Chief Economic Development Officers and Finance Officers from the partner authorities. There are six seats on the Partnership Board, made up of one representative from each of the partner local authorities, and one for the Chair of the Economic Forum.
Councillor Glen Sanderson,
Leader Northumberland County Council and Co-Chair Borderlands Partnership Board
Councillor Euan Jardine,
Leader of Scottish Borders Council and Co-Chair Borderlands Partnership Board
Councillor John Mallinson,
Leader of Carlisle City Council and Borderlands Partnership Board Member
Councillor Stuart Young,
Leader of Cumbria County Council and Borderlands Partnership Board Member
Councillor Stephen Thompson,
Co-Leader Dumfries and Galloway Council and Borderlands Partnership Board Member
Jack Stopforth MBE MA,
Chair of Borderlands Economic Forum and Borderlands Partnership Board Member
Borderlands Project Management Office
The Borderlands Project Management Office is in place to oversee the development, delivery and effective day to day management of the Deal. The team will procure specialist appraisal support where necessary to support its work. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to speak with a member of the team.
Dumfries and Galloway Council has the role of accountable body as regards both the Scottish Government funding for the Growth Deal and that part of the UK Government funding which relates to Growth Deal Projects physically located in Scotland. Northumberland County Council has the role of accountable body as regards that part of the UK Government funding which relates to Growth Deal projects physically located in England. The accountable bodies will enter into the financial legal agreements with the UK and Scottish Government in respect of the Growth Deal.
Our Economic Forum
Providing an opportunity to shape the development of the Borderlands region, our Economic Forum is an important part of the Borderlands Inclusive Growth Deal. Find out more about its remit and members here.