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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

  • Professor Shearer West CBE – University of Nottingham
  • David Wright – Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS)
  • Diane Beresford – East Midlands Chamber of Commerce
  • Ian Bond – Inspire (Inclusion Rep)
  • Joe Battye – Derbyshire County Council
  • Julie Beresford – Bassetlaw District Council
  • Julie Richards – Chesterfield College
  • Karen Manual – Department for Work and Pensions (DWP)
  • Katrina Starkie – Purpose Media
  • Luan Wilde –  Derby City Council
  • Michele Farmer – The Princes Trust
  • Mike Firth – Education and Skills Funding Agency
  • Mike Roylance – South Derbyshire District Council
  • Nathan Clements – Boots
  • Nick Booth – Uniper
  • Nicola Caley – Murray Park School
  • Nicola McCoy-Brown – Nottinghamshire County Council
  • Owen Harvey – Nottingham City Council
  • Pauline Anderson – Derby City Council
  • Peter Brammall –  Futures
  • Sharon Hutley –  Nottingham Trent University
  • Trudi Waldron – Food and Drink Forum
  • Veronica Dennant – Newark and Sherwood District Council
  • D2N2 Contact Officer – Rachel Quinn (0115 9578 250)
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2020 People & Skills Board Meeting Dates

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

2019 People & Skills Board Meeting Dates

  • 5th June
  • 22nd August
  • 22nd October
  • 12th December

People & Skills Advisory Board Documents

Approved Terms of Reference

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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