Education & Training


Having well-skilled, trained and motivated staff is vital for organisations and companies across Sheffield and the country as a whole. This is something I have been passionate about throughout my time in business and many of my voluntary roles have focused on promoting this.
As an employer, I have always sought not only to train the apprentices and graduates we have taken on but to share that vision and experience with others.
Being Chairman of Sheffield’s Training and Enterprise Council (TEC) allowed me to see what skills were needed by our city’s great businesses and then work with schools, colleges and universities to help develop these.
Also in the past I have been a trustee of Lindley Educational Trust, which seeks to train and give skills to disadvantaged young people. I am also a school governor and helped lobby universities to consider setting up the new University Technical College (UTC) which opened in Sheffield this autumn.