Worcestershire LEP operates through an executive team.

The team reports to the WLEP Board that comprises of fourteen members, drawn from both the private and public sectors.  The Worcestershire LEP also has strategic working groups that focus on the objectives identified in Worcestershire’s Plan for Growth (PFG).

Further details can be found by using the side navigation bar.  For any further information, please contact the WLEP office by emailing

WLEP Board

The Worcestershire LEP Board is responsible for good governance and decision-making and is tasked with establishing and driving the county’s…

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ESIF Sub Committee

The new Worcestershire LEP Area European Structural Investment Fund (ESIF) Sub Committee was established in January 2015. The Sub Committee…

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WLEP Executive Team

The Worcestershire LEP Executive Team are responsible for delivering the programmes and projects outlined by the WLEP boards.

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BetaDen Executive Team

The BetaDen Executive Team are responsible for delivering the BetaDen Accelerator programme for the LEP.

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WGH Executive Team

The Worcestershire Growth Hub, formerly Worcestershire Business Central team are tasked with helping support the businesses of Worcestershire. As a team they help businesses at any stage or size within the county to access support, grants and funding opportunities so they can grow and succeed.

To find out more about WGH and their team, visit their website here –

FAR Committee

Name Company
Chris Walklett Worcestershire LEP
Cat Lewis Kidderminster College
Gary Woodman Worcestershire LEP
Steph Simcox Worcestershire County Council

Employment & Skills Board

The Employment and Skills Board fulfills the function of a Skills Advisory Panel, more information on this and the terms of reference for the board, view the link available here.

The current membership if the Employment and Skills Board can be viewed on the link here.

Name  Organisation
Carl Arntzen (Chair) Worcester Bosch
Judy Chadwick Worcestershire County Council / Worcestershire LEP
Gary Woodman Worcestershire LEP
Vikki Greenfield University of Worcester
Angela Joyce Warwickshire College Group
Cat Lewis Kidderminster College
Stephen Powell Nunnery Wood High School
Ben Mannion Hewett Recruitment
Duncan Campbell Department for Work and Pensions
Cllr Marc Bayliss Worcestershire County Council
Kim Cook Worcestershire Training Providers Association
Simon Hyde Faun Zoeller
Dena Reed Education and Skills Funding Agency
Hannah Needham Worcestershire County Council
Claire Hill Hill HR
Andy Hollinson The Square Metre Group
Robert Elliott Herefordshire & Worcestershire Chamber of Commerce

Local Transport Board

The Local Transport Board has supported the WLEP with Local Growth Fund projects, which the Local Growth Fund has closed. The LTB is facilitated by the Worcestershire County Council. For more information, visit their website here.

Name Company
Cllr Simon Geraghty Worcestershire County Council
Cllr Ken Pollock Worcestershire County Council
Cllr Marcus Hart Worcestershire County Council
Cllr John Smith Worcestershire County Council
Cllr Anthony Blagg Worcestershire County Council
Cllr Marc Bayliss Worcestershire County Council
Rachel Hill Worcestershire County Council
Andy Baker Worcestershire County Council
Cllr Adam Kent Bromsgrove District Council
Luke Willetts Worcestershire LEP
Tom Stracey White Logistics & Storage Ltd
Tom Pierpoint Great Western Railway

Worcestershire Growth Hub Board


Name Company
Gary Woodman (Chair) Worcestershire LEP
Phoebe Dawson Worcestershire LEP
Sue Crow Worcestershire County Council
Vikki Greenfield University of Worcester
Kim Cook Worcestershire Training Providers Association
Simon Wilkes Worcestershire Regulatory Services
Jennifer Appleton ISQ Quality Services
David Ledbury Economic Growth Solutions
Nick Baxter Baxter Williams
Ian Priest Independent Banking Consultants
Derrin Kent The Development Manager (TDM)
Steve Havins Department for International Trade (Export)