Board member:

Will Westley

Will Westley

Will Westley joined The Marches LEP board in July 2021 after being appointed chair of Telford Business Board Community Interest Company (CIC). In January 2023 he was appointed Marches LEP deputy chair.

About Will Westley

Will, founder and managing director of Priority Managed Services Ltd, is a strategic leader and executive mentor who specialises in business performance improvement as well as operational excellence and is a proven turnaround specialist.

With over 30 years’ board-level leadership experience across the telecoms, technology, business support services and manufacturing environments, he is an accomplished strategist focused on delivering profit optimisation and sustainable stakeholder value.

Currently providing 1-2-1 executive mentoring to businesses across Telford and Wrekin through UKMentor, Will provides empathy and expert communications and influencing skills to support his clients who reap the rewards of service excellence and accelerated growth. Will sits as chair of Telford Business Board CIC and is deputy chair of the Marches LEP.

The LEP Board

The LEP board includes the leaders of the three local authorities of Herefordshire, Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin as well as the chairs of 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 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:

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:

For any finance queries please contact:

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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