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The People & Skills board, currently chaired by Professor Shearer West, develops, implements, and oversees the delivery of the People and Skills element of the Strategic Economic Plan and acts as the Skills Advisory Panel for D2N2.

The Board will also lead the development of the People element of the Local Industrial Strategy for D2N2.

People & Skills Board Specification

  • Oversees delivery of the D2N2 Strategic Objectives for People and Skills;
  • Shapes and influences the connection between strategy, delivery, and beneficiaries;
  • Undertakes the ‘effective functioning of local labour markets’ – Skills Advisory Panel
  • Enables collaboration;
  • Ensures coherence across the D2N2 skills, employability, and inclusion landscape including: Focus and prioritisation, Avoiding duplication of local activity or plans, and Measuring Impact
  • Ensures quality: value for money and a clear benefit to inclusion and productivity.

People & Skills Board Membership

  • Chris Hobson – East Midlands Chamber of Commerce
  • Ian Bond – Inspire (Inclusion Rep)
  • Joe Battye – Derbyshire County Council
  • Julie Beresford – Bassetlaw District Council
  • Jason Austin – RNN Group
  • Liz Wigley – Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS)
  • Mike Firth – Education and Skills Funding Agency
  • Mike Roylance – South Derbyshire District Council
  • Penny Halewood – Groundwork Greater Nottinghamshire
  • Nick Booth – Uniper
  • James Brand – United Cast Bar
  • Nicola Caley – Murray Park School
  • Owen Harvey – Nottingham City Council
  • Pauline Anderson – Derby City Council
  • Sandra Cowley –  Futures
  • Sharon Hutley –  Nottingham Trent University
  • Sonia Smith – Nottinghamshire County Council
  • Veronica Dennant – Newark and Sherwood District Council
  • D2N2 Contact Officer – Fiona Baker (0115 9578 250)
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2021 People & Skills Board Meeting Dates

  • 10 March
  • 10 June
  • 24 September
  • 2 December

2020 People & Skills Board Meeting Dates

  • 18 February
  • 22 April
  • 8 June
  • 26 August
  • 13 October
  • 8 December

People & Skills Advisory Board Documents

Approved Terms of Reference

June 2021 Minutes (DRAFT)

March 2021 Minutes

December 2020 Minutes

October 2020 Minutes

August 2020 Minutes

June 2020 Minutes

April 2020 Minutes

February 2020 Minutes

December 2019 Minutes

October 2019 Minutes

August 2019 Minutes

June 2019 Minutes

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