• Using skills to drive growth and create jobs – overcoming skills gaps and skills shortages to support the high value industries of the future.
  • Developing skills to tackle unemployment – future-proofing the workforce and helping those without jobs to get the skills that employers need.
  • Getting a better fit between education and employment – closer working between employers and schools, colleges, universities and training providers.


Board Lead: Marion Plant (North Warwickshire & South Leicestershire College)

Ian Dunn (Coventry University)

Lorraine Gearing (Coventry University)

Sam Hardy (University of Warwick)

Angela Joyce (Warwickshire College Group)

Peter Brammall (Coventry College)

Sally Lucas (CWT)

Kim Mawby (Coventry City Council)

David Ayton-Hill (Warwickshire County Council)

Michelle Wilson (Advent Communications)

Mary Dunleavy (Job Centre Plus)


Lee Weatherly (MGTS)

Paul Welch (Prospects)

Martin Price (Think Higher)

Jane Benton (The Westwood Academy)

Sarah Windrum (Emerald Communications)

Sarah Pagan (CW Growth Hub)

Tracey Brown (ESFA)

Gemma Gathercole (CWLEP)

Julie Venn-Morton (Coventry City Council)

Lee Osborne (FSB)


Thursday, August 16, 2018 - 13:30

A specialist in the Further Education sector has joined the Coventry and Warwickshire Local Enterprise Partnership (CWLEP) to drive forward its skills strategy.

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 - 08:07

Students across the West Midlands receive their A-level results this Thursday (August 16).

Wednesday, August 8, 2018 - 09:38

West Midlands Combined Authority is one of only 38 UK organisations to achieve the National Centre for Diversity’s prestigious Leaders in Diversity award.

Monday, August 6, 2018 - 09:34

Applications for the Coventry & Warwickshire Business Festival have been flying in with an abundance of unique and exciting events already in the programme.

Thursday, July 19, 2018 - 15:10

Coventry and Warwickshire continues to be a leading location for foreign investment, as new figures reveal more than 3,500 new jobs have been secured in the region in the last 12 months – an increa

Thursday, July 19, 2018 - 08:16

A Coventry woman who made a huge difference to the skills sector has been honoured by a national organisation which connects young people with the world of work.

Monday, July 16, 2018 - 14:08

West Midlands Combined Authority has been asked by the government to carry out a pioneering trial looking at the effectiveness of a programme to help SMEs to improve the health and wellbeing of the

Monday, July 2, 2018 - 13:04

Through talking to businesses across the county, it has become increasingly apparent to Warwickshire County Council and the Coventry and Warwickshire Chamber of Commerce that skills shortages are a

Tuesday, June 26, 2018 - 12:42

Small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) in Coventry and Warwickshire are urged to take advantage of a £5.3m skills training pot for their workforce, as a result of a contract extension.

Monday, June 25, 2018 - 13:37

An action plan to arm a new generation of West Midlanders with the skills needed to drive the industries of tomorrow has been launched by Mayor Andy Street.