A technology expert with 30 years’ experience of running an SME has been appointed a board director at the Coventry and Warwickshire Local Enterprise Partnership (CWLEP).
Zamurad Hussain, managing director of HBT Communications at Foleshill Enterprise Park in Courtaulds Way, Coventry, which designs, implements and provides support in IT and telecoms, is the latest addition to the CWLEP board.
He said he understands some of the challenges businesses face since he has been the owner of an SME since 1988.
Zamurad said: “I am delighted to join the CWLEP board of directors because I am passionate about entrepreneurship and believe we should support new entrepreneurs and businesses through initiatives like mentoring.
“I think it is important to provide mentoring to give young people knowledge of the world of work and to ensure they have the skills which employers need.
“I am excited about bringing my passion and experience of technology and the retail sector to the board because we have vast experience of working with a wide range of companies across all sectors.
“Coventry and Warwickshire has so much going for it with excellent motorway links, a nearby international airport and two world class universities which we need to continue to promote at a local, regional, national and international level to bring inward investment for job creation.
“I want to help promote local businesses to the local public sector to buy from local businesses, and this will help increase investment and job creation which will create prosperity in Coventry and Warwickshire.”
Jonathan Browning, chair of the CWLEP, said he believes Zamurad will be a valuable addition to the board.
He said: “It is great to have a new board member and Zamurad is a well-respected member of the business community in Coventry and Warwickshire.
“He has run and successfully grown a company in Coventry for three decades and his expertise in technology plus his retail background will be an asset for CWLEP.
“Zamurad has also been in retail for the last eight years overseeing running one of the biggest independent electrical retail stores in Coventry which his business bought from the liquidators when the existing business was over 40 years old.
“Our board of directors volunteer their time with the ambition of making a real difference to the area in which we live and work and Zamurad will have a pivotal part to play in ensuring the CWLEP continues to drive growth and create jobs to create an even more successful future for our area.”