The Western Gateway Business and Transport Forum

The Business and Transport Forum acts as an advisory body to the Western Gateway Board and Senior Officer Group representing the views of stakeholders. The Transport and Business forum consists of a wider group of representatives including LEPs, Universities, public transport operators, port and airport authorities, as well as Government and National Agencies. The Transport and Business Forum meet on a bi-annual basis. The nominated chair of the forum is Jim Stewart – Chief Executive of Poole Harbour Commissioners. As chair of the forum, Jim attends the Western Gateway STB Board as an associate member. 

Discussion points within the forum include: 

  • Recognising the limitations of accessing labour markets 
  • Identifying and recognising the barriers of productivity across the area 
  • Recognising the issues preventing improved national and international freight and passenger connectivity. 

Engaging stakeholders in this process provides the Western Gateway STB with greater insight and more effective interaction. It also benefits stakeholders, enabling them to influence regional decision making.  

Image of the Business and Transport Forum meeting

Details of the next Business and Transport forum as well as supporting information will be made available on this webpage once confirmed.

Terms of reference for the Transport and Business forum