And just how will EDDC decide who are the top 50 employers? Turnover, number of employees, closeness to Woodbury or Otterton? Or big developers? Businesses submitting the most planning applications or biggest landholders? Or might it be social responsibility – lol? Environmental credentials – lol? Employee stakeholders – lol?
And how will they treat these “top 50 compared to the bottom several thousand?
Shades of the discredited, run by disgraced ex-councillor Graham Brown, East Devon Business Forum? And, here it comes again – scrutiny … conflicts of interest …
Owl ruffles its feathers …
“For the many or the few” to quote someone-or-other!
“Develop more effective business engagement though:
1) Publishing quarterly business bulletins and increasing SME readership;
2) Identifying and establishing communication with up to 6 Key Ambassador businesses in East Devon
3) developing and maintaining a contact list of our top 50 employers;
4) Identifying and making contact with businesses comprising our 4 GESP priority sectors (Smart Logistics, Data Analytics, Knowledge Based Industries and Environmental Futures).