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)


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

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

Gurpa Singh – Site Director, 2 Sisters Food Group

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]

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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Simon Green, Deputy Chief Executive, North Lincolnshire Council

Susan Oliver – Humber & Wolds Rural Action, Voluntary & Community Sector Alliance