Led by Chair Mandy Thorn MBE DL, the board includes the Leaders of the three local authorities of Herefordshire, Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin as well as the chairs of Herefordshire Business Board, Shropshire Business Board and Telford Business Board. The board includes champions and representatives from the following sectors: Higher education, skills, community and voluntary, manufacturing, food and drink, business and professional services, construction and SMEs.

Mandy succeeds Graham Wynn OBE who stood down after serving his full six-year term as head of the LEP.

The Marches LEP has adopted a streamlined structure which provides clarity and speedy governance, whilst embracing a wide degree of expert opinion and knowledge. Sector specific support and expertise is vital to the success of the work of the Marches LEP and advisory groups have been set up which support this.

Also working on behalf of the Marches LEP Board is a subsidiary board for the management of the Enterprise Zone in Herefordshire, at Skylon Park.

Click on a Board Member’s name to see more information, including biographies and Register of Interests. If you would like to know more about how you could support the work of the LEP, join one of the LEP’s advisory groups or its Board, please contact us.

The Marches Local Enterprise Partnership holds regular board meetings throughout the year. Click here to view meeting dates, agendas and minutes.

Board meetings are open to members of the public who may attend as observers but they are not public meetings. In order to access a virtual Board meeting, please email enquiries@marcheslep.org.uk to request a link (by midday on the Friday before the meeting) to use in order to be able access the meeting online using the Zoom app. You may then join to listen to the meeting.

View The Marches LEP Board Terms of Reference

Members Register of Interests can be found here and on their individual profiles. If you should have any queries relating to the LEP Board Registers of Interest, please contact the LEP team directly on 01743 462 026 or enquiries@marcheslep.org.uk.

A record of board member’s attendance at Marches LEP Board Meetings can be found here.

Mandy Thorn MBE business recover

Mandy Thorn MBE DL

Sonia Roberts

Sonia Roberts

Paul Hinkins

Frank Myers MBE

Ruth Shepherd

Cllr Shaun Davies

Cllr David Hitchiner

Cllr Peter Nutting

Cllr Peter Nutting

Andrew Manning Cox

Sara Williams

Paul Kalinauckas

Paul Bennett

James Staniforth

Dr Catherine Baxter

Christine Snell

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