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Supporting the growth of the Lancashire economy by developing people's skills

Creating sustainable skills and employment to drive prosperity is key to Lancashire’s future – and to ensure this happens the Lancashire Enterprise Partnership has created a Skills and Employment Board and the Lancashire Skills Hub.

The Hub

The Skills and Employment Hub is a strategic team who are the engine behind the Skills and Employment Board supporting them and enabling a balanced, skilled and inclusive labour market which underpins and contributes to economic well-being and growth across the LEP.

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Dr Michele Lawty-Jones || Lancashire Skills Hub

Dr Michele Lawty-Jones

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Lisa Moizer

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Lancashire Skills and Employment Board

The Board was established in 2013 and it considers skills and employment priorities within the Lancashire Enterprise Partnership’s area (which covers Lancashire County, Blackburn with Darwen and Blackpool).

The Board are made up of Lancashire business women and men who represent the priority sectors in Lancashire, local authorities, Lancashire’s colleges, universities and training providers. They engage with all stakeholders including businesses, schools, colleges, training providers, universities, third sector organisations, JobCentre Plus and local authorities. You can view the Board papers on the Lancashire County Council website.

The Board:

  • advise on the distribution of skills and employment funding directly accessed by the LEP
  • develop and promote skills initiatives and projects
  • use and maintain an Evidence Base to help understand key skill demands in Lancashire
  • have agreed Skills and Employment Framework with agreed Key Performance Indicators
  • work with other LEP areas on relevant skills issues

Meet the Board

Mark Allanson || Lancashire Skills Hub

Mark Allanson

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Lindsay Campbell || Lancashire Skills Hub

Lindsay Campbell

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Steve Gray || Lancashire Skills Hub

Steve Gray

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Paul Holme | Lancashire Skills Hub

Paul Holme

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Lynne Livesey || Lancashire Skills Hub

Lynne Livesey

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Amanda Melton || Lancashire Skills Hub

Amanda Melton

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Joanne Pickering - Lancashire Skills Hub

Joanne Pickering

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Bev Robinson || Lancashire Skills Hub

Bev Robinson

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Andy Wood - Lancashire Skills Hub

Andy Wood

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Latest Updates and Events

Tourism and hospitality businesses address skills gaps within the industry

On Monday (2nd October) Marketing Lancashire in partnership with the Lancashire Skills & Employment Hub hosted the Lancashire Tourism & Hospitality Skills & Employment Forum with over 50...

Lancashire ramps up vocational skills and training provision with new wave of investment

Four new further, higher and adult education centres set to open across county in next two months as a result of £13.25m Growth Deal funding Over 4,000 new...

Lancashire Tourism and Hospitality Skills and Employment Forum, Monday 2nd October 2017, 9.30am – 12.00 noon

Lancashire welcomes over 67 million visitors to our wonderfully diverse county each year and in turn, this generates £4.1bn of visitor spending and supports 1 in 10 or...

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