Andriané takes up the reins at careers hub

July 7, 2022

Supporting young people in the Marches area with the best possible careers education is the priority for the new face at the helm.

Andriané Usherwood-Brown has been appointed as strategic lead for the Marches Careers Hub, where she was previously enterprise co-ordinator for the Telford & Wrekin area.

Andriané said: “I’m really looking forward to continuing the work the hub has been doing since its launch to support young people within the Marches area.

“We can help them to understand the many opportunities available to them and support young people to make informed decisions around the direction they might wish to take.

“It’s great to be working in partnership with the Marches LEP and the Careers & Enterprise Company to make sure that careers education is meaningful for each young person we meet.

“My priority is to ensure that local skills priorities, jobs of the future and skills shortage needs are fully embedded into the careers support that schools and colleges provide.”

The Marches Careers Hub, organised by the Marches Local Enterprise Partnership and the Careers and Enterprise Company, was launched in 2021 and brings together employers, schools, colleges and enterprise advisers from across the Marches to unify careers support for young people across the region.

Marches LEP Chair, Mandy Thorn added: “I’m delighted that Andriané has taken on the role of strategic lead for the Marches Careers Hub. She is dedicated and passionate about delivering the best careers education possible for the young people of the Marches area.”

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The Marches Local Enterprise Partnership has now ceased trading and transferred all its functions to Shropshire Council working with Telford & Wrekin Council and Herefordshire Council, in line with the UK Government's plans for devolution.

The Marches LEP was established in 2011 and hands over an impressive legacy from its 13-year life. In that time the LEP invested over £196m in projects across the Marches, securing in excess of £100m of match funding and supported more than 66,000 business interactions.

The schemes supported have made tangible differences to local communities, increasing skills, creating jobs and improving the physical appearance of many towns.

We would like to thank all the LEP Board Members who have given their time freely over the life of the LEP, as well as all the staff who worked for the LEP over the years. We also want to thank our delivery partners, local education providers and local, regional and national stakeholders who helped us achieve so much.

The Marches Growth Hub will continue to support businesses and will be managed by Shropshire Council, supported by Telford and Wrekin and Herefordshire Councils. Each of the three Local Authorities will also continue to provide direct business support locally. Details of this support will be available through the Marches Growth Hub website and from the Local Authorities directly. Website: | email:

The Marches Careers Hub will continue to be delivered and will be managed by Shropshire Council, supported by Telford & Wrekin and Herefordshire Councils. Website: | email:

For any queries about Getting Building Fund (GBF), Local Growth Fund (LGF) and Marches Investment Fund (MIF) projects supported by the Marches LEP please contact:

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The solvent liquidation of the Marches LEP is being managed by the Evelyn Partners Limited. For any matter related to this please contact:

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