New board members for New Anglia LEP

New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership's new board members Sandy Ruddock and Dominic Keen. Picture:

New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership's new board members Sandy Ruddock and Dominic Keen. Picture: c/o New Anglia LEP - Credit: c/o New Anglia LEP

A small business owner and a robotics expert have joined the board of the region's local enterprise partnership (LEP).

Sandy Ruddock, who runs high-end food firm Scarlett & Mustard, has joined the New Anglia LEP board.

She will bring her expertise from the condiments business, which is stocked in foodhalls around the world.

Also joining the LEP is Dominic Keen who is chief executive of Britbots, a seed fund investing in and mentoring some of the fastest-growing robotics companies in the UK.

The pair replace Davina Tanner, of Britannia Enterprises, and Mark Goodall, of Aker Solutions, who have stood down from the board.

Mark Pendlington, chairman of New Anglia LEP, said: 'We continue to attract the highest calibre of business leaders, and both Sandy and Dominic bring experience and knowledge which will be invaluable to us.'

It was confirmed last week Mr Pendlington will step down in September, to be succeeded by Doug Field, joint chief executive of the East of England Co-op.