Gareth is responsible for the promotion of the Sheffield City Region Local Enterprise Partnership as a location for logistics companies, a role he has had since April 2014. He works with both new inward investors and indigenous companies. The region manufactures and distributes products around the world, is home to international and national logistics operations and has a thriving retail sector including the Meadowhall Shopping Centre. Before joining the LEP Gareth worked in both public and private sector organisations including managing his own business development consultancy. He has extensive experience in supply chain and logistics operations with retailers, wholesalers and manufacturers.