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 “I am passionate about helping women get ahead"

8th Mar, 2019

I am passionate about helping women get ahead"

For Enterprise M3 Chief Executive Kathy Slack, diversity promotes greater collaboration and subsequently innovation – a process she calls the Enterpri...

Author: Kathy Slack OBE, Chief Executive, Enterprise M3 LEP
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"LEP boards need more women's voices"

8th Mar, 2019

"LEP boards need more women's voices"

Sonia Roberts, the chief executive of Shropshire charity Landau, has been a board member of the Marches Local Enterprise Partnership for the past thre...

Author: Sonia Roberts, Board Member, The Marches LEP
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"Full gender equality has not yet been achieved"

8th Mar, 2019

"Full gender equality has not yet been achieved"

Marion Plant has been a board director at the Coventry and Warwickshire Local Enterprise Partnership (CWLEP) for almost three years and here she highl...

Author: Marion Plant, Board Director, Coventry & Warwickshire LEP
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Tackling "the elephant in the room"

8th Mar, 2019

Tackling "the elephant in the room"

Chair of the York, North Yorkshire, and East Riding LEP, David. A. Kerfoot MBE DL, points to "the elephant in the room" and what LEPs can do to get mo...

Author: David. A. Kerfoot MBE DL, Chair, York, North Yorkshire, East Riding LEP
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Why spreading the word on apprenticeships is so vital.

6th Mar, 2019

Why spreading the word on apprenticeships is so vital.

As an Apprenticeship Ambassador at Oxfordshire LEP, Leona Weston goes into schools and colleges to listen to young people's views on apprenticeships a...

Author: Leona Weston, Apprenticeship Ambassador, Oxfordshire LEP
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 "How can I help the next generation reach their potential"?

4th Mar, 2019

"How can I help the next generation reach their potential"?

This week sees the start of National Apprenticeship Week and National Careers Week. Here, Nick Newman, Chief Executive of National Careers Week, gives...

Author: Nick Newman, Founder and Chief Executive of National Careers Week
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We need to unlock better skills capability to boost UK productivity

27th Feb, 2019

We need to unlock better skills capability to boost UK productivity

As we approach the start of National Apprenticeship Week on 4 March, the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) have published a repo...

Author: Peter Cheese, Chief Executive, Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development
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How can the Microsoft Education UK Live Tour help you?

4th Feb, 2019

How can the Microsoft Education UK Live Tour help you?

Microsoft Education has just launched the Microsoft Education UK Live Tour. These are free sessions across the UK on digital transformation for senior...

Author: Tina Jones, Education Engagement Manager UK, Schools and MATs, Microsoft UK.
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Can employers really afford to ignore apprenticeships?

25th Jan, 2019

Can employers really afford to ignore apprenticeships?

2019 is shaping up to be a truly exciting year for apprenticeships. Already it’s been a great start, with the launch of the new apprenticeship ‘Fire ...

Author: Keith Smith, Apprenticeships Director, Education and Skills Funding Agency