Board member:

Graham Guest

Graham Guest

Graham Guest is chair of the Marches LEP’s Skills Advisory Panel and its Skills Champion and was appointed to the board in November 2021.

About Graham Guest

Graham is the CEO and Principal of Telford College, which was formed in December 2017 from the merger of New College Telford and Telford College of Arts and Technology.
Appointed in March 2017, he led what has been described as a seamless merger, and the college is now recognised in the top 10% of A level providers in the UK.
Graham has senior level experience at a number of colleges around the country, and also ran his own successful private training and consultancy business. Prior to arriving in Telford he spent 10 years working in London at several colleges, and also at the Mayor’s office.
Graham is a founding director of Telford Business Board in its new guise as a Community Interest Company, and has been pivotal in strengthening the college’s links with local employers.

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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