Shropshire Council

About us

Led by chair Mandy Thorn, managing director of Marches Care Ltd, the Shropshire Business Board meets five times annually, with sub-groups meeting more regularly to undertake work on particular priorities.

The board is a joint private and public sector venture, led by private sector representatives. Its main purpose is to be responsible, with us and our partners, for the joint delivery of the Shropshire Economic Growth Strategy (SEGS) 2012-26. With members from a broad spectrum of Shropshire businesses, as well as representatives from our partners, the board brings the voice of all businesses across Shropshire to the table, assisting us in being as business friendly as possible. They aim to do this by:

  • Providing us with business leadership and expertise in support of a thriving Shropshire economy
  • Co-production of the Shropshire Economic Growth Strategy and policies, with individual members championing action plans to aid in the delivery of these
  • Providing representation for Shropshire on the Marches Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) Board via the chair – advocating Shropshire projects and the support for local delivery of SEGS
  • Monitoring and reviewing the economic performance of Shropshire