About Lincolnshire branch
The Lincolnshire branch has around 230 members and is ably led by chairman Gary Headland who, together with IoD staff and the volunteer committee, supports local members and organises inspirational and valuable business events in the area.
The Lincolnshire branch covers a large geographical area from the Humber ports of Grimsby and Immingham in the north to The Wash in the south-east and Stamford in the south-west. Although comparatively small in numbers, with members spread across a wide rural landscape, our membership continues to grow. We have a busy programme of events that includes professional workshops, factory visits, social activities and entertainment.
Lincolnshire has been perceived as being almost exclusively dependent on farming but, although the county boasts some of the most productive and efficient farms in Europe and leading manufacturers and specialists in agriculture, only a small percentage of the population now work in the industry.
More than 10 per cent of the nation's sea-borne trade is handled through the Humberside ports and the south-eastern port of Boston continues to grow in stature. The oil refining and steel-making industry are both in north Lincolnshire, while Lincoln, home to a diversity of specialist manufacturing and engineering companies, is booming. The opening of the University of Lincolnshire has been a fillip for the local economy.
Lincolnshire IoD branch committee works hard to ensure that the county's industry and commerce are well represented in all their diversity and that members have a varied choice of professional and social activities.