who we are:

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.

We're a dedicated team of support staff here to work with and support the LEP Board.

The LEP works with colleagues in the partner local authorities in Herefordshire, Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin and is supported by a small team of support staff based in Shrewsbury.

Rachel Laver

Rachel Laver is the new chief executive of the Marches LEP, having joined the partnership from Cheshire and Warrington LEP.

Rachel is a regeneration specialist who has worked within the delivery of public sector funded projects and initiatives for over 20 years. Rachel took up her role in September 2021. Away from work she is a director and governor of St Joseph’s College grammar school in Trent Vale, Stoke on Trent, and the assistant coach of Eccleshall Eagles girls’ junior football team.

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