Elaine Lilley to Step Down from Chief Executive Role at The EBP

At the end of December, Elaine Lilley will be stepping down from her role as Chief Executive of The EBP, the Lincoln based social enterprise. Having founded The EBP in 2001, Elaine has been instrumental in the growth of the company which now has a turnover of close to £9m and employs a team of 50 staff across three centres in the East Midlands.

Elaine’s work with schools and young people has been recognised on a national stage. She has been included on the 2017 and 2018 Women In Social Enterprise (WISE100) lists to recognise inspiring and influential women working in social enterprises as well being nominated at the 2017 and 2018 Social Enterprise UK Awards.

With a successor due to take over the role early in the new year, the team at The EBP is looking forward to 2019 and is poised to launch a range of new programmes.

Lee Patterson, Chairman of The EBP commented, “Elaine has been central to the success of The EBP since she established the company. In the last 18 years, she has steered the company to its present success and leaves The EBP in a stronger place than it has ever been.

I would like to thank Elaine on behalf of the Board and the team for the hard work and dedication that she has shown to inspire the next generation. We are looking forward to a new chapter for The EBP and we have great people who are passionate about transforming the lives of young people and setting them on the road to a bright future.”

Elaine Lilley added. “It’s been an honour to lead The EBP. Through our team and with the support of employers, schools and partners we’ve been able to change the lives of thousands of young people. It was a very difficult decision to step down but I know that now is the right time and I leave The EBP with a strong team and great momentum as one of the country’s leading social enterprises.”

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