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Our Teams

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Our Teams

We have a dedicated, skilled team that strive to keep Cheshire and Warrington firmly on the map.

Our teams work across distinct areas of the business from strategy, visitor economy, business support, skills and infrastructure and transport. These teams work closely together to achieve the sub-region’s ambition to be the healthiest, most sustainable, most inclusive and fastest-growing economy.

LEP team

Philip Cox

Chief Executive

Philip’s role is to lead the LEP towards its vision to make Cheshire and Warrington the healthiest, most sustainable, inclusive and growing economy in the UK.

Joe Manning

Deputy Chief Executive, Cheshire and Warrington LEP, Chief Executive, Marketing Cheshire

Joe is the Deputy Chief Executive of the LEP and also leads the team at Marketing Cheshire, as Chief Executive.

Ian Brooks

Finance and Commercial Director

Ian is responsible for financial stewardship and maintaining high standards of governance of the LEP.

Alison Harkness

Executive PA to Chief Executive, Chair and Board

Alison provides a professional support service to the Chief Executive, Chair of Cheshire and Warrington LEP and the LEP Board.

Melissa Crellin

Strategy and Public Affairs Director

Melissa is responsible for the ongoing development and delivery of the Economic Strategy for Cheshire and Warrington.

Andy Devaney

Director of Business Innovation

Andy is responsible for leading the Cheshire and Warrington Growth Hub and inward investment priorities of the LEP.

Pat Jackson

Director of Skills and Education

Pat is responsible for developing a strategic approach to skills and education in Cheshire and Warrington.

Roy Newton

Transport and Investment Director

Roy is responsible for the work programme to maintain and update the Transport Strategy and action plans.

John Adlen

Growth Director

John is responsible for driving economic growth, investment and innovation across Cheshire and Warrington.

Rachel Laver

Director of Programmes

Rachel is responsible for overseeing the delivery of the LEPs funding programmes, including the £140m Local Growth Deal.

Jocelyn Milne

Finance Manager

Jocelyn is responsible for the day to day finance within the Local Enterprise Partnership.

Kirstin McCallum

HR Advisor and Office Manager

Kirstin is responsible for HR and Office Management across the LEP and Marketing Cheshire.

Sarah Williams

Digital Skills Partnership Coordinator

Sarah is responsible for developing the delivery of Cheshire and Warrington’s Digital Skills Partnership.

Norbert Magos

Policy and Performance Officer

Norbert is supporting the development and delivery of a range of exciting and important policy initiatives.

Growth and Skills Hub Team

Andy Devaney

Director of Business Innovation

Andy is responsible for leading the Cheshire and Warrington Growth Hub and inward investment priorities of the LEP.

Kerry Hall

Growth Hub Manager

Kerry is responsible for working to deliver the Cheshire and Warrington Growth Hub and managing the Growth Hub team.

Ana Carbonell

Global Account Manager - Inward Investment

Ana is responsible for managing inward investment within the Cheshire and Warrington LEP.

Tricia Francis

Export Manager

Tricia is on secondment to work with the Growth Hub team as part of the levelling-up agenda.

Paul Chapman

Strategic Account Manager

Paul is responsible for providing impartial support and advice to people starting, running and growing businesses.

Mark Shepherd

Project Lead – Peer Networks

Mark leads our Peer Networks programme bringing SME business leaders together in Cheshire and Warrington to find solutions and drive improvements.

Dave Saddington

Business Growth Support Broker

Dave is responsible for providing impartial support and advice to people starting, running and growing businesses.

Cherie Semper

Business Growth Support Broker

Cherie is responsible for providing impartial support and advice to people starting, running and growing businesses.

Ashley Shacklady

Business Growth Support Broker

Ashley is responsible for providing impartial support and advice to people starting, running and growing businesses.

Fiona Bebbington

Business Growth Support Broker

Fiona is responsible for providing impartial support and advice to people starting, running and growing businesses.

The Pledge Team

Trevor Langston

Pledge Lead

Trevor is lead of the Cheshire and Warrington Pledge, putting employers at the heart of inspiring the next generation.

Emma Dalzell

Enterprise Coordinator

Emma is helping schools and colleges in Cheshire West and Chester, to improve their careers and enterprise activities.

Stacey Rutter

Enterprise Coordinator

Stacey is helping schools and colleges in Warrington to improve their careers and enterprise activities.

Mark Bosworth

Enterprise Coordinator

Mark is helping schools and colleges in Cheshire West and Chester to improve their careers and enterprise activities.

Sam Norfolk

Enterprise Coordinator

Sam is helping schools and colleges in Cheshire East to improve their careers and enterprise activities.

Fiona Exley

Health and Social Care Catalyst

Fiona is raising the profile in schools, colleges and youth groups in the area relating to careers in the Healthcare sector.

Georgina Mills

Pledge Facilitator

Georgina is an employee of YouthFed who works within The Pledge team.

Stuart Manifould

Pledge Facilitator

Stuart is an employee of YouthFed who works within The Pledge team.

Roderick Hamilton

Pledge Facilitator

Roderick is an employee of YouthFed who works within The Pledge team.

Tony McCafferty

Pledge Facilitator

Tony is helping employers to work with schools, informing young people about careers in Alsager, Congleton, Holmes Chapel, Middlewich and Sandbach.

Andrew Little

Pledge Facilitator

Andrew is helping employers to work with schools, informing young people with careers in Warrington

Marketing Cheshire Team

Joe Manning

Deputy Chief Executive, Cheshire and Warrington LEP, Chief Executive, Marketing Cheshire

Joe is the Deputy Chief Executive of the LEP and also leads the team at Marketing Cheshire, as Chief Executive.

Nicola Said

Commercial Director

Nicola is responsible for overseeing all commercial projects and managing funded programmes.

Sharon Pond

Executive Assistant

Sharon provides a professional support service to Joe Manning and the Marketing Cheshire board.

Leanne Eaton

Sales & Partnership Manager

Leanne is responsible for advertising sales including digital and print, and also partner relations.

Abbie White

Skills Programmes Communications Manager

Abbie is responsible for communications, for the skills programmes of the Cheshire and Warrington LEP.

Liam Hartzenberg

Brand Manager

Rachael Zaidel Lamb

Business Communications Manager

Rachael is responsible for the communications and engagement activity of the Business Growth Hub.

Phillippa Meachin

Digital Marketing Manager

Phillippa leads on digital marketing activity for Marketing Cheshire and the LEP.

Laura Gilling

Marketing Manager

Jane Wilson

Marketing Administrator

Jane is responsible for co-ordinating and assisting with organising events for the Cheshire and Warrington LEP.

Steve Jones

Executive Finance Assistant for LEP/ Marketing Cheshire

Steve is responsible for credit control and customer relationship management.

Tom Holmes

Digital Marketing Executive

Tom specialises in digital marketing for Marketing Cheshire and the Cheshire and Warrington LEP.

Anna Williams

Freelance Marketing Consultant

Anna is responsible for managing Marketing Cheshire's consumer social media channels.

Monica Escobedo

Marketing Assistant

Monica is currently on maternity leave. Any queries please contact info@marketingcheshire.co.uk

Chester Visitor Information Centre

Chester

Chester Visitor Information Centre (VIC) team is located in the magnificent Victorian Town Hall, in the heart of the city.

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