A strategic advisory body to the Board on all matters related to skills, employment and productivity. 


  • 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)


Monday, February 11, 2019 - 16:02

Over 1,700 games enthusiasts, students and industry professionals flocked to the Spa Centre and Royal Leamington Spa College for the inaugural ‘Interactive Futures’ Games Festival.

Thursday, February 7, 2019 - 15:30
Les Ratcliffe

The economic benefit Coventry’s two universities bring to the city have been revealed in a new piece of work.

Tuesday, January 29, 2019 - 14:50

Work is on track to open a new WMG Degree Apprenticeship Centre, at the University of Warwick, in Coventry this year to equip young engineers with the high-level skills businesses need in the futur

Thursday, January 24, 2019 - 15:12

Innovative games development companies have a great opportunity to hear from industry experts on the most successful way to grow their business at the inaugural Interactive Futures Games Festival.

Thursday, January 24, 2019 - 14:21

An expanding Coventry manufacturing business has unveiled its new £10 million headquarters which has helped complete the rebirth of one of the region’s most famous industrial sites.

Monday, January 21, 2019 - 14:25

A prospectus showing plans to regenerate Nuneaton Town Centre and the surrounding area has gone live, launching the Transforming Nuneaton programme.

Tuesday, January 15, 2019 - 11:44

The Coventry and Warwickshire Local Enterprise Partnership (CWLEP) is searching for an energetic business leader to join its board of directors.

Friday, January 11, 2019 - 14:00

The Warwick Summer Internships (WSI) programme brings together UK-based small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs), charities and Warwick undergraduates (including finalists) with the opportunity to

Wednesday, January 9, 2019 - 14:23

Some of the region’s biggest employers came together today to pledge their support to tackle the lack of diversity at the very top of major companies and public bodies.

Tuesday, December 18, 2018 - 11:16

Welcome to the sixth European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) Newsletter that has been produced by Coventry & Warwickshire’s ERDF Techncial Assistance Team.