• Mandy Thorn MBE DL

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Mandy Thorn MBE DL

Mandy Thorn MBE DL

Former President

Marches Consultancy Ltd

Mandy joined the Board of the Chamber of Commerce in 2015 having been a member of the Chamber for many years and became President of the Chamber in June 2019. As a local care provider, Mandy was a founder member of Shropshire Partners in Care and represented the care sector both locally and nationally.

In addition, Mandy was asked to join the Shropshire Business Board when it was set up, eventually becoming the Chair of the business board. She joined the Marches LEP board in 2013, retired from the Board in 2018 and then re-joined the Board when recruited to be the non-executive Chair of the Marches LEP, a post she has held since Sept 2019. She is also a school Governor and trustee of Skills for Care, a national workforce development charity as well as proudly the chair of trustees of Lingen Davies Cancer Fund.

Until recently Mandy was chair of her family operated Shropshire based company. The business was successfully sold to a national care provider in Oct 2021. She was awarded the MBE for services to dementia in the Queen’s Birthday Honours in 2014 and appointed a Deputy Lieutenant of Shropshire in April 2021.

I support the Chamber because as a small business owner I felt it important to have a voice into Westminster. Also, being a business owner can be a lonely and sometimes a scary place and having access to peer support from fellow members was priceless as I developed my business.

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