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.
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 is the chief executive of the Marches LEP, having joined the partnership from Cheshire and Warrington LEP in 2021.
Rachel is a regeneration specialist who has worked within the delivery of public sector funded projects and initiatives for over 25 years. With a strong interest in the environment, Rachel has been responsible for setting up a £4m Energy Fund at the Marches LEP to help increase business adoption of low carbon technology and to help drive innovation. She continues to work with her team to develop strategic initiatives in the areas of skills, transport and business support to promote the economic development of the Marches.
Away from work she is a director and coach of a girls football team in Eccleshall.