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King’s Lynn Town Deal Board Chair to Hand Over the Baton

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The Chair of the King’s Lynn Town Deal Board, Graham Purkins, is standing down after four years at the helm, providing an opportunity for someone else to take up the role.

Graham, who is Chief Technology Officer and founder of Merxin Ltd, became Chair in 2020, leading the Board which brings together a diverse range of individuals representing the community, businesses, and local authorities.

During Graham’s tenure, the Board developed and submitted to government King’s Lynn’s Town Investment Plan – a plan shaped with feedback and insight from the local community – which resulted in the maximum £25M Towns Fund allocation for the town.  

More recently, the Board has reprioritised the Town Deal programme to focus on a set of exciting and transformational projects that are now progressing through delivery.

Graham commented:  “I live in King’s Lynn, I run a business here, and I am raising my family here, and, so for me, the opportunity to get directly involved in my local area, and its future, by joining the King’s Lynn Town Deal Board was very appealing.

“I have been so grateful for the opportunity to be Chair of the Board for the last four years but now, with the projects gathering pace, it’s time to hand the baton over to someone else.

“It has been great working with the Board which is such a cohesive and effective body, and with officers, and whoever assumes the role of Chair will have the chance to be part of something unique and special that is delivering for the town.

“I look forward to watching the continued progress of the projects, the building work coming out of the ground, and seeing all the efforts of the last few years by the Board and officers spring to life for King’s Lynn.”