Marches Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) Conference - 25 February 2014
Tuesday, 25 February 2014 from 17:00 to 19:30 (GMT)
Have your say on the Marches Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) Strategic Economic Plan
The Strategic Economic Plan (SEP) is a bidding document for the Marches to obtain a share of the £2billion per year Local Growth Fund available for all 39 LEPs for the next 5 years.
We are encouraging businesses to have an input into this first draft at this event. This will assist us in the production of the final SEP to be submitted to Government by the end of March 2014.
To view this first draft prior to the event please click here.
The format of the event will be a mix of group discussions around this document and the main themes of the SEP.
The programme for the evening is as follows:
5.30 pm Welcome and introductions: Mandy Thorn, Chair of the Shropshire Business
5.35 pm Graham Wynn, Chair of the Marches LEP - The Marches LEP a huge
opportunity for business growth
6.00 pm Questions to the panel of Graham Wynn, Mandy Thorn, Cllr Steve Charmley -
Portfolio holder for Economic Growth - Shropshire Council, Cllr Bill
McClements - Cabinet Member for Finance & Enterprise, Telford & Wrekin
6.30 pm Introduction to the exercises at the tables to allow thorough consultation on
the Strategic Priorities in the SEP - Paul Hinkins, Deputy Chair of Telford
6.50 pm Comfort break
7.00 pm Stage 2 to allow attendees to swap tables to look at another Strategic Priority
7.30 pm Close and thanks and next steps - Graham Wynn
A light buffet will be served at 5.00 p.m.
Come along and make your contribution count.