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JB Skills Grows Its Expert Team


Mar 22, 2018

JB Skills Training has invested in the future of the company by bringing in a range of new talent.

Leading the way in finance now for the award winning North East based company is Vanessa Stobart. Vanessa has joined the team as finance director and brings with her over 20 years experience working in finance across a diverse range of businesses.

The 41-year -old who is from Easington Village, Co Durham, has three children and is married to a farmer.  She is delighted to join the senior management team at JB Skills and will focusing on developing financial models, forecasting and analysis, ensuring working capital management and profit maximisation. She said:

“This is such an exciting time to join the business. There is a lot of growth on the cards and the existing team is embarking on some new challenges and opportunities that I am keen to be part of.  

“The team is very inspirational but also down-to-earth, so I am looking forward to working closely with them to produce a strategic financial plan looking to the future to ensure we are ready to embrace it.”

Vanessa isn’t the only new addition to the team. Paul Harm, IT trainer and assessor, has also boosted the training team, ensuring the social media and ICT courses are available.  Karina Nelson and Cheryl Gowland also join the team as trainer and assessor too, as does Charlotte Bunce, a specialist Health and Social Care Assessor. The compliance team gets a boost with the addition of Saysha Trusty.

Dave Macmillan, managing director, said:

“It has been an opportune time to grow the team and to add in some specialist roles such as creating a finance director position. I am sure that Vanessa and the new additions will all make a huge difference and I am delighted to have them all on board.

“As JB Skills now have contracts to work with both Levy and Non-Levy employers we are keeping ahead of the growing demand for our service with the addition of extra assessors – we are working closely with many companies advising them on the best way to either grow their team with talented apprentices or boost the skills in their existing team through apprenticeships. We are confident now we have a strong team in place to grow upon this service even further.”

More information is available at www.jb-skillstraining.co.uk or by calling 0191 510 5519.

By Emily