• Vision King’s Lynn

Vision King’s Lynn

MEET THE BOARD

The board’s role is to define the vision and strategy for the town. They will develop and agree a Town Investment Plan, develop a clear programme of interventions, co-ordinate resources and influence stakeholders.

The board is made up of representatives from all tiers of local authority, Members of Parliament, local businesses, the Local Enterprise Partnership, Business Improvement District, Department of Work and Pensions, hospitals, cultural institutions, housing associations and arms-length bodies such as Historic England.

You can also find more information about the governance of the Town Deal on the Borough Council of King’s Lynn & West Norfolk’s website

CHAIR AND VICE CHAIR

Graham Purkins

Chair

Graham Purkins is the CTO and founder of Merxin Ltd, an award-winning medical device company developing products to benefit the lives of millions of patients with respiratory disease.

An engineer by profession, Graham is an internationally recognised expert in the development of inhalation technology, from R&D through to commercial supply.

He formerly led global project teams at Novartis and device development at 3M as well as independent consultancy as CEO of Lustren Ltd.

Declaration of interest

Michael Baldwin

Deputy Chair

Michael Baldwin has over 20 years’ hospitality experience.

He joined The Bank House, a Georgian townhouse hotel, in 2013 to oversee all business areas. Michael now owns the Bank House and is also part owner of the Wenns Chop and Ale House.

He has been instrumental in raising the hotel’s profile and that of King’s Lynn as an attractive holiday and business destination.

Bank House is now listed in the Michelin Guide, the Good Hotel Guide (a top 20 ‘editor’s choice’ for 2018), and the Good Pub Guide’s Top Ten for 2018.

Declaration of interest

James Wild

Member of Parliament for North West Norfolk

James was elected in December 2019 as the MP for North West Norfolk. Norfolk born and bred, he grew up in North Walsham.

Before being elected to Parliament, James had a number of roles in the public and private sectors. Over the last six years he has been a Special Adviser to senior Cabinet ministers including the Defence Secretary and the de facto Deputy Prime Minister. From July 2019 until the general election, James was a Senior Special Adviser to the Prime Minister in the Number 10 Brexit Unit.

Prior to his roles in government, James worked in the private sector including for a consultancy advising major international business and for a leading mobile communications company.

Since being elected to Parliament, James has been a strong voice locally and in Westminster for North West Norfolk. He is working to ensure that North West Norfolk benefits from the government’s levelling up agenda including through his role on the Board.

Declaration of interest

BOARD MEMBERS