Participate in the scheme

Applicants will be sourced primarily through participating organisations, however, there is the opportunity for exceptional individuals who are one step away from the board to participate in the scheme.

Benefits for participants

  • An exceptional, unique career development opportunity
  • Practical support to take the step up to a board level role
  • Gain first-hand experience of the workings and dynamics of boards
  • Accumulate credible experience for future Non-Executive and Executive roles
  • Develop insight into how different businesses operate
  • Contribute to business strategy and leadership
  • Access to mentoring from an established Board Director and exclusive training
  • A network of alumni for ongoing support

Benefits to the organisation

  • Fast track your own talented individuals and equip them to become ‘board ready’
  • Develop your succession plan
  • Achieve a more balanced representation on your board
  • Gain a fresh perspective in the boardroom
  • Demonstrate your commitment to developing a diverse talent pool
  • Practical and cost-effective development of high calibre executives

Benefits to the East of England

  • Increase the talent pipeline of Non-Executive and Executive Directors
  • Increase diversity at board level
  • Secure the future of the region’s businesses through succession planning
  • Retain rising talent in the region
  • Build resilience of the economic success of the region
  • Highlight the region as a great place to work and do business
  • Measurement of the long-term impact of the scheme on the region
  • A growing network of alumni to develop professional networks