Ledbury and Area Development Trust Limited (LADT) announces the appointment of Roger A. Payne as its Chief Executive.
Stuart Houghton, Chairman of LADT, commented, “Roger brings with him a wealth of business experience from both the Private and Public sector. He has worked for two major multi-national companies in the UK and overseas, been the Managing Director of a Marketing Communications company, and has run his own companies for over 15 years.
He has recently completed a two-year contract in the Public Sector helping to run the highly successful Market Towns Initiative programme in Ledbury, Herefordshire.”
LADT will support a range of regeneration activities in Ledbury and the surrounding area – in particular, by helping young entrepreneurs start-up businesses, and find affordable accommodation. It is an independent, entrepreneurial organisation and profits that are made will be used for the benefit of the local community. LADT was incorporated as a Company Limited by Guarantee in January 2005 and became a full member of the Development Trusts Association in February 2005.
Danny Edwards, the Development Trusts Association’s West Midlands Regional Development Officer commented, “this is a hugely significant time for both the Development Trust and for Ledbury as a whole. It is also a very exciting time and one of enormous opportunity. I’m very much looking forward to working with Roger and the Management Committee in making a difference for the people of Ledbury.”
Commenting further on the appointment, Stuart Houghton said, “Roger will take up the appointment on an interim basis for an initial period of 6 months while we are securing start-up funding and implementing our income generating activities. There will be a formal launch of LADT during July 2005.”