Regeneris Consulting has been busy updating the evidence base for the Marches Local Enterprise Partnership. Our team has undertaken extensive data analysis to generate a clear picture of the challenges and opportunities facing the LEP economy. We have also undertaken a series of workshops with business groups in Herefordshire, Shropshire and Telford and Wrekin. The LEP team will be using the evidence base to guide their thinking about a revised Strategic Economic Plan. During the course of this work our team has also been consulting with local education and training stakeholders to help develop a skills action plan which will guide proposals for Local Growth Fund and European Structural Fund investment over the next five years.