Scunthorpe Town Fund Board

The Town Deal Board

The Town Deal Board will be the vehicle through which the vision and strategy for the town is defined. It will produce a Town Investment Plan and inform the Town Deal, including the amount of investment secured through the Towns Fund.

The role of the Board is to:

  • develop and agree an evidenced based Town Investment Plan by Autumn 2020
  • develop a clear programme of interventions by Autumn 2020
  • coordinate resources and influence stakeholders

The defined area of our Town Deal Board represented on the map. This is important so that our local communities and other bodies understand where the area of benefit will be:

  • The governance structure and decision-making structures of the Town Deal Board will be managed, and secretariat provided by North Lincolnshire Council.
  • The Town Deal Board is to align with North Lincolnshire Council governance standards and policies, including around whistle blowing, conflicts of interest, and complaints.

The North Lincolnshire Town Deal Board terms of reference [PDF, 187 KB] sets out the roles and responsibilities of the board.

Map of Scunthorpe Town


The North Lincolnshire Towns Fund Board Communications Principles and Plan  [PDF, 42 KB] sets out the strategic aim of all communications activity.

The North Lincolnshire Towns Fund Board are pleased to introduce the Scunthorpe Town Investment Plan (TIP), which sets out our vision to deliver increased prosperity for Scunthorpe. Our vision for North Lincolnshire is that it becomes synonymous with “Quality” and “Opportunity”. Quality in what it produces and the environment within which we all live coupled with economic and social opportunity for all.

Scunthorpe Investment Plan – chapters:

(Not all of these documents are in an accessible format. If you require an accessible version, please contact us)

Funding for property owners and developers

A grant investment fund of £1m has been created from the Scunthorpe Towns Fund Programme to support with the delivery high quality homes in the town centre.

Funds are available for schemes which will regenerate and redevelop vacant properties; convert empty commercial floorspace into residential use; and to build new homes.

Grants of up to £300,000 can be awarded to property owners and developers, or £15,000 per dwelling, with a minimum of 50 per cent match funding from the applicant.

For more details and to apply go to the Invest in North Lincolnshire website.


Dates for meetings in 2023 are:

  • 14 April
  • 28 July
  • 13 October
  • 8 December

28 July 2023

Towns Fund Board minutes 28.07.23 [PDF, 126Kb]  Towns Fund Board agenda 28.07.23 [PDF, 102Kb]

14 April 2023

Towns Fund Board minutes 14.04.23 [PDF, 120Kb]  Towns Fund Board agenda 14.04.23 [PDF, 102Kb]

5 November 2021

Towns Fund Board minutes 5 November 2021 [PDF, 147Kb]  Agenda 5 November 2021 [PDF, 123]

3 September 2021

Towns Fund Board minutes 3 September 2021 [128Kb] Agenda – 3 September 2021 [PDF, 65Kb] Summary Report [PDF, 817Kb]

23 July 2021

Towns Fund Board minutes 23 July 2021 [PDF, 145Kb] Agenda 23 July 2021 [PDF, 30Kb]

5 March 2021

The Board will meet on a monthly basis.
Meetings will be consensus based and will include detailed discussions of matters that are of strategic importance.
Decision and action points agreed at the meetings will be recorded.
Meetings will be quorate when 10 members are in attendance.

Board Members

The Board comprises of representatives from the local business and education sectors, relevant national government organisations and/or arm’s length bodies, local representative organisations and community groups; Local Authorities and our local MPs. Membership will be reviewed every year.

The Town Deal Board (“the Board”) is the vehicle through which the vision and strategy for is defined.

The Board will:

Develop and agree an evidence based Town Investment Plan that includes:

  • Background, context and evidence of need for suggested interventions.
  • A vision that, complements agreed or emerging local economic strategies.

A high level description of priority areas for the short, medium and long term including:

  • Activity that can be locally funded.
  • Projects that could be supported by public investment (including through the Towns Fund), with high level costs estimates.
  • Ambitions for private sector investment and community involvement.
  • Develop a clear programme of interventions.
  • Coordinate resources and influence stakeholders.

The Board is not a legal entity, and its role is advisory. Its purpose is to work with North Lincolnshire Council, to which it is accountable as the Lead Council, to produce a well – evidenced Town Investment Plan which sets out a clear understanding of Scunthorpe focusing on its assets, opportunities and challenges. It will subsequently assist in the production of business cases to access Town Deal funding.

The North Lincolnshire Town Deal Board members are listed below:

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Alex Seale – North Lincolnshire NHS Place Director

Alex joined NHS North Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning Group as its Chief Operating Officer in November 2019. She has a Bachelor of Science Honours Degree and a Master’s Degree.

A hospital clinical pharmacist by background, Alex’s 28-year career in the NHS spans senior management roles in hospital and community, health care commissioning and joint commissioning with local authorities.

She has a strong track record of delivery in executive leadership roles and has been responsible for delivering major multi agency transformation and service review programmes which have delivered improved service outcomes.

Alex also has a leadership role across the Humber and North Yorkshire Health and Care Partnership as the senior responsible officer for the elective programme across the Partnership and primary care for the Humber. Alex’s collaborative approach and strong leadership skills have brought together commissioning leads across the Partnership to deliver at scale approaches to service improvement.

Declaration of interest Alex Seale [PDF, 163Kb]

Andrew Percy MP

Andrew Percy MP Biography

Andrew Percy has been the Conservative and Unionist Member of Parliament for Brigg & Goole and the Isle of Axholme since 2010.

On becoming a Member of Parliament, Andrew served on the Health Select Committee, Northern Ireland Affairs Committee and the Regulatory Reform Committee. He was also previously appointed to the House of Commons Speaker’s Panel of Chairs – whose members chair certain committees and debates, along with previously serving as the UK Prime Minister’s Trade Envoy to Canada. Moreover, in July 2016, Andrew was appointed Minister for the Northern Powerhouse and Local Growth at the Department for Communities and Local Government and served in this role until June 2017. Andrew is currently active on a number of All Party Parliamentary Groups (APPG), including the APPG on Surrogacy, which he chairs, and the APPG Against Antisemitism, in which he is a co-chair.

Declaration of interest – Andrew Percy [PDF, 159Kb]

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Becky McIntyre Director Governance and Partnerships North Lincolnshire Council

Becky has been a Director since 2017 and is the council’s Chief Finance Officer, having responsibility for maintaining strong financial management and demonstrating effective use of resources.

Having grown up in North Lincolnshire, Becky started her career in finance at Glanford Borough Council, becoming a qualified accountant and member of the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy in 2007.

An established senior leader in North Lincolnshire for 13 years building a wealth of experience in strategic commissioning, partnerships and transformation. Becky’s current role also includes leading the council’s governance arrangements, digital and IT, customer services and strategic planning.

Declaration of interest – Becky McIntyre [PDF, 170Kb]

Cllr Rob Waltham

Rob Waltham, leader of North Lincolnshire Council

Rob is Leader of North Lincolnshire Council and holds the Cabinet Portfolio for Place Shaping and Connectivity. He plays a leading role in a number of high profile organisations including; the Greater Lincolnshire Local Enterprise Partnership; the Humber Bridge Board; Humber Local Enterprise Partnership; Rail North Limited and is also a long standing Board member of the Humberside Fire Authority.

Rob was instrumental in the creation of a new service (Action Station) which specifically works with individuals and families to support them in to the world of work. The service specifically targets those who have long term unemployment and from a low skills base.

Rob’s key skill area is change management and transformed North Lincolnshire Council on to a business footing and developed a diverse commercial agenda which has ensured North Lincolnshire continues to lead the way in innovation and delivering value for money, whilst providing first class services to its residents, Rob was awarded an MBE in 2018 by the Queen for services to Local Government.

Declaration of interest – Rob_Waltham [PDF, 24Kb]

Diana Taylor

Dr. Diana Taylor – MD, Marketing Humber (Bondholders)

Diana has lived and worked in the Humber for the past 24 years, initially moving to the region to work for BP Chemicals at Saltend. After several technology roles within BP, Diana transitioned into commercial operations at the Saltend site, ultimately working as Business Development Manager, attracting chemical investment to the UK and the Humber.

In September 2017, Diana joined the board of Marketing Humber as Managing Director, leading the executive team. She is responsible for guiding the vision and strategy to market the Humber both nationally and internationally and is passionate about working with the businesses and organisations to strengthen the regional voice and build a sustainable future. Diana is focused upon building strategic partnerships to drive The Waterline campaign forward to put the Humber on the global stage for decarbonisation.

Declaration of interest – Diana Taylor [PDF, 155Kb]

Duncan Willey

Duncan Paul Willey BSc (Hons) MRICS – Divisional Director, PPH Commercial

Duncan Willey has gained a wide appreciation and experience of commercial property matters throughout the East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire region having undertaken instructions for both private and public sector clients over the last 31 years.

He is currently a Divisional Director at PPH Commercial, based at the Scunthorpe office Princess House, Arkwright Way, Scunthorpe and also runs the practice’s office in Grimsby.

He has predominantly undertaken commercial agency work including industrial, offices, retail, leisure, however, also undertakes a variety of development and valuation instructions together with acquisitions, rent reviews and lease renewals etc. Recognised in both 2019 and 2020 EGi Deal Competition as being the most active deal maker in Lincolnshire.

Education & Qualifications

1988 BTEC National Diploma (OND Building & Civil Engineering) attained at Hull College.
1994 Certificate in (Estate & Property Management) attained at Wakefield College.
1999 BSc Honours (2.1 in Urban Land Economics) attained at Sheffield Hallam University.
2000 Appointed Associate Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.

Declaration of interest – Ducan Willey    [PDF, 437Kb]

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Dr Faisel Baig, GP & Chair, NHS North Lincolnshire CCG

Dr Faisel Baig is a North Lincolnshire GP originally from this area. He completed his medical training at Manchester Medical School and went on to train on the South Manchester GP Vocational Training Scheme, before moving back to North Lincolnshire. Dr Baig has chaired the CCG’s Governing Body since 2018. He is also the Chair of the Humber Clinical and Professional Leaders Board, the Scunthorpe Town Fund Board and the Vice-Chair of North Lincolnshire’s Health and Wellbeing Board, as well as a member of the NHS Confederation’s Health Leaders Panel.

Dr Baig has a keen interest in supporting General Practice and is the Acting Clinical Lead for the Humber and North Yorkshire Health and Care Partnership. Dr Baig has represented sessional GPs locally, regionally and nationally on the BMA General Practitioners Committee. He is a Specialist Advisor to the Care Quality Commission which he finds allows him to highlight much of the great work taking place across practices. He is a GP Appraiser for NHS England and he also has roles as Finals Examiner, Small Group Tutor and Admissions Interviewer for The University of Sheffield Medical School.

Dr Baig has been on the CCG Governing Body since 2015 and has clinically led various areas including unplanned care, mental health and dementia, and community services redesign.

Dr Baig has a keen interest in facilitating the integration of health and care services whilst placing a strong emphasis on staff wellbeing, prevention, care closer to home and trying to ensure that addressing health inequalities is a key strand throughout the organisation’s work.

Declaration of interest-Dr Faisel Baig [PDF, 282Kb]

Gurpa Singh, Two sisters Food Group

Gurpa Singh – Site Director, 2 Sisters Food Group

Over 21 years experience in FMCG environment. I spent the first 13 years in a variety of Finance roles, including Divisional Finance Director for 4 Sites. I spent over 4 years as the S&OP Director, managing the supply chain for 15 sites.

I have comprehensive knowledge and understanding of our supply chain, from farm to fork, which gave me the opportunity to take the S&OP role as I could apply that knowledge along with my financial background to execute decisions to improve both service to our customers as well as enhance company profitability.

I have been involved in the re-structuring of the business which has resulted in consolidation and the subsequent removal of 3 sites.

My current role is Site Director at Scunthorpe, which is the groups biggest UK site, driving a significant turnaround program following a £65m investment.

Group turnover is £3bn, our division is the largest in the group contributing in excess of £1bn. We are a major supplier to virtually all of the UK’s leading Supermarkets. We also supply substantial volume to the QSM market.

Holly is the Conservative MP for Scunthorpe and its surrounding villages. Holly was born in Scunthorpe and has lived in the local area all of her life.

Before being elected to Parliament, Holly was a North Lincolnshire Councillor and chaired the North Lincolnshire wide Health Scrutiny Panel from 2015 until her election to parliament. Holly was also North Lincolnshire Council’s lead member for Young People and Skills and served on the planning committee and licensing committee.

Holly has a lot of pride in being Scunthorpe’s representative in Parliament. She sees Scunthorpe as a place that has given so much to Britain.

Declaration of interest Holly Mumby-Croft [PDF, 235Kb]

Jo Corney

Jo Corney – Service Leader, Department for Work and Pensions

Jo lives and works in North Lincolnshire for the past 28 years and is passionate about ensuring the local area is thriving to create jobs and opportunities for local people to build a sustainable future.

Jo is the District Manager of the North East Yorkshire and Humber Jobcentres and Universal Credit Service Centre in Grimsby and is responsible for the day to day operations. Key responsibilities are working with partners and employers to create jobs and remove barriers to economic growth. Her local jobcentre team are responsible for supporting people into work, ensuring the welfare system works well for everyone by delivering services compassionately and providing an effective safety net.

Declaration of Interest – Jo Corney_2020 [PDF, 24Kb]

Jonathan Evison Humberside Police and Crime Commissioner

Jonathan Evison, Police and Crime Commissioner for Humberside

Jonathan was elected as the Police and Crime Commissioner for Humberside in May 2021.

He has served as a councillor on North Lincolnshire Council for nine years. He was Chair of the Humberside Police and Crime Panel for six years and had other roles within the Council including Ambassador for Steel and Heavy Industry, Vice Chair of Planning, scrutiny chairs and Mayor for two years. In addition, Jonathan has served his community as a Barton Town Councillor for sixteen years.

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Mark Fuller – Humberside Fire and Rescue Service

Head of Service Delivery – North Lincolnshire

Declaration of Interests – Mark Fuller [PDF, 173Kb]

Roj Rahman, Community Representative

Roxeanne Asquith, Marketing Analyst, British Steel

Ruth Carver

Ruth Carver – Chief Executive of the Greater Lincolnshire LEP

Ruth is responsible for the day to day running and development of the LEP. She works closely with the board and guides the strategic direction, ensuring it retains its focus on productivity, creating jobs and removing the barriers to economic growth. Ruth enables Greater Lincolnshire businesses to have a voice at the highest possible level, by representing them at Westminster and liaising with key influencers on the topics that are important for our area.

Declaration of Interest – Ruth Carver [PDF, 44Kb]

Sam Cooke

Samantha Cooke, Sales Manager, Hampton by Hilton

With a passion for creating North Lincolnshire as a destination of choice, Sam sits on the Hospitality Association Boards for both sides of the Humber and the North Lincolnshire Tourism Partnership Board, founded to raise the profile of the region and increase overnight stays, footfall and develop the supply chain within the region.

Sam is currently focused on building and maintaining relationships and potential clients within her current role as Group Sales Manager of three hotels, restaurant and serviced apartments within the region”

Declaration of Interest – Samantha_Cooke [PDF, 179Kb]

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Sian Broughton – CEO of Voluntary Action North Lincolnshire and East Riding Voluntary Action Services (ERVAS) Ltd

I am CEO of Voluntary Action North Lincolnshire and East Riding Voluntary Action Services (ERVAS) Ltd, both charitable Limited companies providing support to Communities and Voluntary Sector organisations across the North Lincolnshire and East Riding area.

I am also the Director of Phoenix Accountancy and Business Consultancy Limited, a wholly owned trading subsidiary of ERVAS offering accountancy, payroll and consultancy support to businesses, individuals, Charities and other none profit organisations including Academy Schools and Parish/Town Councils.

I am a qualified Chartered Management Accountant and also hold specialist qualifications in relation to Charitable organisations, I am a member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) and the Society for Education and Training. I also have a Practicing Certificate from CIMA to provide accountancy services to external organisations, who are also responsible for my supervision regarding compliance with Anti-money laundering regulations for accountants.

I have spent many years working with all aspects of management and financial management to ensure that organisations are legally compliant and financially robust.

I have skills in the following areas:

  • Human Resources Management
  • Financial Management – Bookkeeping, budgeting and management accounts, Annual accounts, Tax returns, setting up accountancy systems, payroll, Charity Independent Examinations
  • Monitoring and evaluation
  • Strategic Management and Business Planning
  • Funding and commissioning
  • Policy Development and Governance
  • GDPR and Information Governance
  • Training Development and Delivery.

As well as being a member of the Towns Board, I am a strategic partner on other boards across North Lincolnshire and East Riding including:

  • North Lincolnshire MARS
  • North Lincolnshire Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
  • North Lincolnshire VCSE Alliance
  • North Lincolnshire Voluntary Sector Partnership
  • North Lincolnshire Best Start For All
  • North Lincolnshire One Family
  • East Riding Community Safety Partnership
  • East Riding Safeguarding Adults Board
  • East Riding VCSE Network
  • Hull Voice and Influence Partnership
  • Humber Area European Social Investment Fund
  • Community Led Local Development Executive Group and Local Action Group in Bridlington
  • Humber Local Resilience Forum (LRF)
  • Voluntary Sector sub-group of the LRF
  • Voluntary and Community Sector Emergencies Partnership.

In addition to paid employment, I have three voluntary roles, Governor for Althorpe and Keadby Primary School, Trustee for the East Riding Food Poverty Alliance and Treasurer (Trustee)/General volunteer of Friends of Althorpe and Keadby Primary School.

I am very passionate about the voluntary sector and local communities, reducing inequalities and helping people to raise their aspirations. Having faced difficulties myself I have a strong understanding of barriers faced by individuals and would love to be able to see everyone live a more fulfilled life. The work I do makes a difference and hopefully we can ensure a better place everyone.

I have spent my whole life living in North Lincolnshire (Barton, Scunthorpe (Crosby area), Broughton and now the Isle of Axholme).

I am a parent of two children, one with additional needs.

I am also a private landlord with two properties that I rent out.

Declaration of Interest – Sian Broughton [PDF, 421Kb]

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Simon Green, Deputy Chief Executive, North Lincolnshire Council

Declaration of Interests – Simon Green [PDF, 169]