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Coral has 20+ years of experience in business support and commerce, across a wide range of business sectors. That experience has provided her with a range of skills which are invaluable in helping businesses to develop strategies for sustainable growth, finding sources of investment and funding, taking innovative ideas to market and sourcing training to develop strong leadership and effective teams.
Sector Specialist Area: Manufacturing, Engineering and Construction
As an accomplished individual Katy has 22 years of experience in marketing, events and business information, advice and guidance, with well-developed organisational, coaching and management attributes. Abilities enhanced from proven experience within both commercial and military environments. Serving 10 years in the RAF Intelligence Branch, Katy has worked within a number of highly established and confidential organisations across London and throughout the UK.
Since moving to Lincolnshire she established a key role as the Apprenticeship Champion for Greater Lincolnshire, partnering with numerous high level business stakeholders and educational working groups, for the benefit of the County.
Katy is also associate Director of No Limits Skills & Enterprise a consultancy, training and events management company founded upon the ethics, inclusion, achievement and potential for individuals and organisations alike.
As a seasoned professional, Katy is dedicated to partnering with business and organisations with the same passion for growth and success as herself.
Sector Specialist Area: Agri-Food
Jayne is a Multi Skilled advisor with 35 years’ experience of working within Recruitment and Training.
Having lived and worked in Lincoln for 40 years, Jayne is passionate about raising the awareness and the importance of training and development of employees throughout Greater Lincolnshire.
Initially, she worked as a student in the hospitality industry, and then decided to move into the retail sector where she worked for House of Fraser within HR and Training for 10 years – also travelling to London to deliver training to Harrods staff.
After a short career break to have a family, Jayne returned to work within the training industry as a Contracts Manager for a Lincoln based training provider. Covering Greater Lincolnshire, she engaged with employers in various occupational sectors specialising in apprenticeships. Jayne really enjoyed working with employers throughout the region, gaining extensive knowledge about their companies, sharing their goals and aspirations and helping them bridge skills gaps through support with recruitment and training of apprentices of all ages.
Jayne has worked for various training providers throughout her career. She truly enjoys the job satisfaction it brings when working with employers to make a difference to their business.
In her previous role, she was the regional business consultant for a large national training provider specialising in apprenticeships within the Catering and Hospitality Sector and Health and Social Care Industry.
Now, Jayne feels very privileged to have secured a role with Bishop Grosseteste University. As their lead specialist for the Visitor Economy sector within their Specialist Skills Advisor programme.
The experienced and knowledge Jayne has gained throughout her career in relation to advising businesses in recruitment and training for over three decades has been ideal preparation for her current role. Jayne is continuing to support businesses within Greater Lincolnshire, and looks forward to engaging with employers, carrying out research and providing options for skills development that will make a difference towards their business growth, success and stability.
Sector Specialist Area: Visitor Economy
Rachel worked within the Retail sector for 12 years managing teams where exceptional customer service was fundamental to securing sales and achieving challenging targets. Rachel then transitioned into the Skills Sector and has worked within FE Colleges, Independent Training Organisations and the funding body for 18 years. Her specialism is within vocational qualifications.
Rachel returned to Lincolnshire 10 years ago. She engages with employers in various occupational sectors to identify skills needs and quickly establishes strong relationships. She presents training proposals, which identify, where possible, funded training opportunities through Apprenticeships, European Social Investment Funds, Distance Learning opportunities, the Adult Education Budget and Adult Community Learning. When employers require bespoke courses she works with the employer and training organisation to ensure that the content delivers the required training for the employees.
This experience and knowledge furnishes Rachel with a range of skills, which are invaluable in helping businesses to develop strategies for sustainable growth through training and development of leaders and teams.
Sector Specialist Area: Generic Advisor/FE College Liaison
Paula has worked for Sector Skills Councils for the past 8 years; working mostly with organisations in the Manufacturing Sector, to identify skills gaps and develop the required training solutions. Paula is experienced in reviewing and developing National Occupation Standards, Qualifications, Apprenticeships and Training Courses.
Sector Specialist Area: Manufacturing/Generic
Rachel has a background in trading standards and quality assurance having previously been a trading standards enforcement officer and subsequently a quality assurance technologist for a local own brand retailer.
She was previously a Business Advisor for e-Factor Ltd helping businesses to grow and individuals to start new businesses. More recently, she has been running a successful social media training business having been one of the first in the region to spot the demand for growth in this area.
Sector Specialist Area: Generic Advisor
Katie is originally from Chesterfield in Derbyshire and relocated to the Lincolnshire Coast about 10 years ago.
She started her career in Hospitality after leaving Catering College and worked abroad in Zurich Switzerland, Hannover and Hamburg in Germany and Maastricht in Holland as a Chef; she returned to the UK and continued working as a Chef within the Industrial Sector.
Katie decided to make a career change after being made redundant twice in 6 months and retrained in Business Admin, qualifying in Business Admin and Customer Service via a local training provider. Her training was completed within a placement at the local hospital working in the HR department and on the help desk – dealing with queries and complaints. Katie progressed to a role at a local Doctors’ surgery as Appointments Manager, which involved managing rotas for the six GPs/District Nurses, Practice Nurses, Physios and Therapists.
Katie returned to training and qualified as an Assessor and QA, subsequently managing a programme supporting long-term unemployed people back into employment (including ex-offenders and people with different social issues). Katie proudly managed two highly successful teams.
She relocated and now lives in a lovely coastal village near the sea, applying her accumulated experience in Hospitality, Retail, Business Admin and Customer Service to support local businesses across the East Coast and Lincolnshire to up-skill and prosper.