Employment and Enterprise Partnership Action Board

Employment and Enterprise Action Board

The Employment and Enterprise Partnership Action Board, brings together organisations and businesses in Newham to work with us in promoting business growth and access to jobs in the borough.


The board’s work includes:

  • Co-ordinating local plans and initiatives for training, employment and business growth; developing these by talking to employers
  • Improving and simplifying the way organisations and businesses work together in the borough
  • Identifying local job and business opportunities and making sure these are available to local people
  • Contributing to the achievement of national targets to tackle unemployment
  • Receiving quarterly performance reports, managing performance and problem solving and reporting to the Public Service Board and the Newham Partnership Board on areas of concern.
  • Working with the Public Service Board to beat problems and identify solutions to improving employment and business growth
  • Identifying important issues and emerging trends, share information, develop a shared approach and working together on employment and business growth initiatives
  • Deciding what other responsibilities the board wishes to pursue.​


The Employment and Enterprise Partnership Enterprise Board is made up of:



East London Business Alliance​

Ian Parkes

East London Business Alliance website

City and East London Job Centre Plus​ 

Carla Ah-Mane

More information about Job Centre plus on the gov.uk website.

Lend Lease (Be Onsite) 

Jessica Mellor-Clark

Be Onsite website

​Newham Chamber of Commerce 

​John James

Newham Chamber of Commerce website

Newham College of Further Education​

Paul Stephen​ (Chair) and Julia Bollam

Newham College of Further Education wesbite

London Legacy Development Corporation 

Beth Webber

London Legacy Development Corporation website

University of East London​ 

Rudaba Osmani-Edwards

University of East London website

Groundwork East London​ 

Colin Zetie​

Groundwork East London website

​London Borough of Newham

​Councillor Lakmini Shah

​15 Billion​ 

Deirdre O'Flynne​

15 Billion website​ 

​Birbeck University

Caroline McDonald​