Joe Manning took up the role of CEO, Marketing Cheshire and Deputy CEO of the Cheshire and Warrington LEP in April 2020.

Previously Joe was employed as Deputy Director, Science, Research and Innovation in the Department for Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), but until last Summer was the Deputy Director in the BEIS / MHCLG Cities and Local Growth Unit with day to day responsibility for Local Industrial Strategies and local Brexit preparations.

Joe has also worked in the Cabinet Office. Before joining Government, Joe worked in a number of policy roles for think tanks and the third sector, most recently at the New Local Government Network.

Joe will be relocating to Cheshire with his wife as soon as it is possible to do so.