Paul Hinkins, Managing Director of Business Watch Guarding who offer security services in Shrewsbury, Telford and Shropshire, has joined The Marches LEP board in his role as Chair of Telford & Wrekin Business Board. He has a broad remit to represent the views of businesses in the area as well as working to provide the infrastructure to encourage inward investment and growth opportunities.

With a background in sales and marketing for a number of SME’s Paul moved to Shropshire in 2003 when he aquired the Telford based company. Business Watch have subsequently grown into a position within the top 10% of all Security Industry Authority Approved Contractor Scheme companies nationally, providing services to commercial, public sector and education clients across Shropshire, Mid Wales and The Black Country.

Speaking of his appointment to the board of The Marches LEP, Paul said ” Having moved to Shropshire over ten years ago I have enjoyed witnessing how the business environment in the region has gone from strength to strength. It is, therefore a priveledge to be working alongside my colleagues at Telford Business Board and the wider Marches LEP board to ensure that this growth continues. I am particularly passionate about skills development and ensuring that micro businesses and SMEs are given the support that they require to enjoy sustained growth”.