Board member:

Gordon Coppock

Gordon Coppock

Gordon Coppock joined the Marches LEP board as the partnership’s energy and net zero champion.

About Gordon Coppock

Gordon Coppock joined the Marches LEP board as the partnership’s energy and net zero champion.
Following a career with Siemens, culminating as a director for the Asia Pacific region with responsibilities for 32 countries, Gordon decided to focus his work on climate change issues and in particular those related to energy use.
Gordon has a significant experience of working in the renewable energy sector both in the Marches and across the UK. His personal journey with using solar panels started in the 1980s and he has worked for one of the UK’s pioneering renewable energy companies, Wind and Sun based in Leominster.
Gordon is a director of Pomona Solar Co-operative, Herefordshire’s largest community-owned solar generation system supplying low cost electricity to local businesses and is actively seeking more sites.
He is vice chair of Herefordshire Green Networks and in 2019 created the Zero Carbon Herefordshire project. He has been chair until recently of his local town’s award-nominated environmental group KLEEN, and has worked with Marches Energy Agency to support the Keep Herefordshire Warm project.
Gordon is an elected member of the Institute of Physics (IOP), and has been a STEM ambassador to support the IOP Lab in a Lorry project for schools across the Marches and in Wales. He has developed (with support from the IOP) educational energy bikes for all ages and taken these to events across the Marches.
With any rare spare time, he enjoys astronomy, long distance walking with his family and friends and cycling using only his own energy!

The LEP Board

The Marches LEP board includes the leaders of the three local authorities of Herefordshire, Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin as well as the chairs of the regions Business Boards.

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The LEP Team

The LEP works with colleagues in the partner local authorities and is supported by a small team of support staff based in Shrewsbury to support The Marches LEP board.

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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:

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