Our People

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 – supporting this is the

Skills and Employment Board and the Lancashire Skills and Employment Hub.

Skills and Employment Board

The Skills and Employment  Board was established in 2013 and it considers skills and employment priorities within Lancashire; which includes the areas supported by Lancashire County Council, Blackburn with Darwen Unitary Authority and Blackpool Unitary Authority.

Lancashire is one of the largest local economies in the North of England with a population of 1.5m people, Lancashire’s economy generates over £35bn in Gross Value Added with 53,000 businesses, supporting 730,000 jobs.

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Lancashire Skills and Employment Hub

We are a strategic team of experienced professionals, 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 Lancashire.

We have developed an evidence base to help us identify skills and employment issues across Lancashire. This evidence base, alongside consultation with stakeholders, has been used to develop a Lancashire Skills and Employment Strategic Framework, which underpins everything we do.

The Strategic Framework sets out the skills and employment priorities for Lancashire and we work in partnership with a wide range of partners and stakeholders to achieve the objectives set out in the framework.

Meet the Skills and Employment Hub Team . . .

  • Kerry L. O. Harrison

    Digital Skills Coordinator

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  • Joseph Mount

    Skills & Economic Intelligence Lead

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  • Paul Hannant

    Project Co-ordinator Lancashire Apprenticeship Service

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  • Profile photograph of David Prince - Project Officer (Skills Bootcamps)

    David Prince

    Project Officer Skills Bootcamps

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  • Joanna O’Donnell

    Project Manager Skills Bootcamps

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  • Leigh McLaughlin

    Employment & Skills Coordinator (Social Value)

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  • Lauren Capstick

    Strategic Partnership Manager

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  • Sankara Saravanan


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  • Stephen Norman

    Project Officer (Skills Bootcamps)

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  • Joanna Dunnagan

    Project Officer (Skills Pledge)

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  • Mark Spanner

    Project Officer – Skills Bootcamps

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  • Nicola Lee

    Project Manager - Multiply

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  • Dr Michele Lawty-Jones


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  • Sara Gaskell

    Manager of the Lancashire Skills Hub

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  • Find out more about the priorities in our four strategic themes