New member to join the Leicestershire Business Voice Board

Sandra Wiggins to join eight other Board Members.

Leicestershire Business Voice (LBV) has appointed Sandra Wiggins to their team as a Board member.


She is joining nine other members of the LBV board, in which her experience as Managing director of Castle Donington will help her for sure.


Sandra and the LBV board are responsible for offering an independent and collective voice to represent the local business community through engagements with other key local stakeholders, the public sector and regional bodies.


LBV also provides members with a regular programme of stimulating business-themed webinars, events and debates.


Sandra co-founded DPI UK in 2014 to manufacture the hardware for textile soft signage display systems supplying to the retail and design sectors, and brand agencies. These products are used for branding, advertising and creating an environment in many sectors.


Sandra also works as a manufacturing mentor and leadership coach under the ‘Authentically Balanced’ brand, supporting business leaders in the manufacturing and SME community to create cultural change by investing in emotional intelligence (EQ), physiological and behavioural safety.


Sandra is a board member of the LLEP Innovation Board and is also an Enterprise Adviser at a local school.

Commenting on her new role, Sandra Wiggins said: "When we think about the manufacturing community of our county, our thoughts go to the textile industry. People generally think about the long-established factories in the city centre that were under scrutiny by the media attention throughout Covid.


"There is still generally a poor perception of the industry, and I'm keen to work with LBV to open the eyes to the opportunities of our industry and extend this to include the diverse, vibrant county businesses"


“Manufacturing needs to be at the heart and centre of industry and recognised for what it brings. With around 90 per cent of the Leicestershire ecosystem being micro-businesses or those with under 50 employees, we need to provide the platform to enable this sector to get stronger and further increase productivity. We have an amazing opportunity to showcase what they can bring to the local economy and I’m interested in working with LBV to support this drive.”


Robin Pointon, Chair of LBV added: “We’re delighted to welcome Sandra to the board, further strengthening our industry expertise and representation for manufacturing businesses across the county at the board-level.”


About DPI UK Ltd

DPI is a leader in the field of tensioned fabric displays. Backed by years of experience, innovative designs and the best manufacturing skills, the company crafts beautifully engineered illuminated and non-illuminated soft signage that fulfils every need.


DPI manufactures everything from scratch exactly to the dimensions required, using the widest selection of aluminium profiles and LED technology in the industry. It provides solutions for a range of environments such as offices, retail stores, leisure, airports, exhibitions and conferences.


About LBV

LBV is a non-profit making organisation, sitting at the heart of the Leicestershire business community. LBV was created 19 years ago by business professionals within the city and county who recognised a need for a focal point where the experience and expertise of business people could be used for the benefit of the business and local community.


LBV includes organisations of all sizes and across all sectors, and high on the LBV agenda is helping local businesses to thrive so it works with key decision makers to stimulate debate, raise areas of concern and shape policy affecting businesses by working with local and regional decision makers to shape and influence policy affecting the local economy.


LBV is led by a Board of Directors, who on behalf of the membership, are responsible for establishing the overall strategic direction of the business.

 

Written by Levitha Biji

Levitha is a broadcast journalism graduate, currently studying MA International Media and Communication Studies at the University of Nottingham. Having lived in three countries and being fluent in three languages, she's passionate about global journalism. She's recently finished an internship with Niche Magazine and also runs her own blog, Levitha Mariam.