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Worcestershire LEP announces new Chair

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30 March 2023
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The Worcestershire Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) has appointed Paul Walker MBE as its new Chair.

A local business leader, Paul takes over the role from Mark Stansfeld, who held the position of more than half a decade.

Paul joined Malvern Instruments in 1993, where he was Managing Director until his retirement in 2017, being awarded an MBE for services to the industry in 2012. He has also held a number of board roles, including Chair of the Herefordshire and Worcestershire Chamber of Commerce for five years.

Alongside his role as Worcestershire LEP chair, he is currently a Non-Executive Director of the Malvern Hills Science Park and Vice Chair of the King’s School, Worcester.

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Paul Walker MBE, Chair of the Worcestershire Local Enterprise Partnership, said: “I am delighted to be joining the Worcestershire LEP board to help lead the delivery of the 20-year strategy for the county. I look forward to working with the rest of the board, the Worcestershire LEP executive team and our local, regional and national partners in due course.”

Gary Woodman, Chief Executive of the Worcestershire Local Enterprise Partnership, said: “I would like to extend a warm welcome to Paul as he joins the Worcestershire LEP and helps us to continue delivering for the county. Worcestershire has a long term strategy for growth and Paul will play a crucial role in bringing our partners and stakeholders together to help us deliver this strategy for the county.”

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A new recruit to journalism, Sam started writing for the Business Magazine as a freelancer in May of 2022 after completing his degree in English at University College London. His passion for local businesses and ability to tell a story soon caught the attention of the publication’s management team and have led to his meteoric rise.

Sam, who lives in central Reading, takes a particular interest in technology, gaming and food and drink, having been a chef before starting his degree.

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