Marches LEP welcomes new council leader to the board
The Marches LEP has announced that Councillor Shaun Davies, the newly appointed Leader of Telford & Wrekin Council, has officially joined its business-led board.
Councillor Davies joined Telford & Wrekin Council five years ago and was appointed as Cabinet Member for Neighbourhood Services and The Cooperative Council.
He has gone on to be central to the authority achieving a halving of youth unemployment and introducing the Job Box initiative which has helped to promote employment, skills and training across the borough.
Raised and educated in Telford & Wrekin, Councillor Davies was a student at New College, Wellington, before achieving his Law Degree from Aberystwyth University and LPC from Staffordshire University.
Away from his role on the Council, Shaun is a Criminal Defence Solicitor at county law firm, PCB Solicitors.
Speaking of his appointment to the board of the Marches LEP, Councillor Davies said:
“Having recently been involved in the landmark Telford land deal with the Homes & Communities Agency, which was made possible by the Marches Growth Deal, I feel passionately about what can be done to promote this region as a place in which to do business and invest.
“The board of the Marches LEP is formed of an experienced mix of business and local authority leaders, all of whom are focused on making sure the Marches continues to grow as a successful business location – I am very much looking forward to working with them all.”
Councillor Davies joins the leaders of both Herefordshire Council and Shropshire Council on the LEP Board.
Graham Wynn, Chairman of the Marches LEP, added: “For the Marches LEP to achieve its goals, it is imperative that we work together with our three local authority partners. Shaun has demonstrated during his five years at Telford & Wrekin Council that he has an unwavering belief in the importance of creating the conditions for economic growth and sustainable employment and I am very much looking forward to working with him more closely as he joins our board.”