Board member:

Mandy Thorn MBE DL

Mandy Thorn MBE DL

Mandy was appointed chair of the Marches LEP in September 2019. A leading figure in the social care sector, Mrs Thorn is chair of Shrewsbury-based Marches Care Ltd, an SME provider of nursing and dementia services.

About Mandy Thorn MBE DL

Mrs Thorn, a previous vice-chair at the LEP and former chair of Shropshire Business Board, received her MBE in 2014 for services to dementia and is the current president of Shropshire Chamber of Commerce and chair of Lingen Davies Cancer Trust.

Marches Care runs the award-winning Uplands care complex on the edge of Shrewsbury at Bicton Heath and is one of the largest independent care organisations in Shropshire.

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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