Chris Morton - Organel Limited
“I am passionate about business and I am convinced that education is key to foster a better society and to drive positive evolution. Sharing my passion and my experiences, personal and professional, whilst working together with a like-minded community of individuals, I trust we can find triggers and drivers to create an edge to schools to make it an even more motivating and extra productive environment”
Duncan Forbes - Wessex Water
“I am passionate that young people need to understand the relevance of what they are being taught in schools for their future work lives. I am keen to help schools successfully partner with local businesses to help promote this understanding and to enthuse students about the brilliant work opportunities available to them locally and globally”
Emma Wood - TLT Solicitors
"The West of England LEP has an exciting and ambitious scheme to drive business and innovation in this area with the aim of making this an even better place to live, work and invest. I was keen to get involved with the Enterprise Adviser Network from a business and personal perspective – I wanted to be part of a strategy that will hopefully empower young people to discover and fulfil their potential."
Julie Summerhayes - Knightstone Housing
“I believe I’ll bring an outside business perspective to the process. I’m looking forward to reviewing and considering how we can access and/or develop initiatives and activities that will engage and motivate the young people, to help them to realise their full potential and career aspirations, whatever they may be.”
Kamina Walton - Rising Arts Agency
"I see the Enterprise Adviser role as an opportunity to engage directly with a school in order to support and hopefully enrich the careers advice and enterprise support that they can offer to their students."
Kate Starks - Bath and NE Somerset Council
“Being an Enterprise Advisor is a fantastic opportunity to identify new ways for schools and businesses work together. I’m keen to explore how young people can be motivated at school by understanding the relationship between what they learn at school and their future career. For businesses this is an opportunity to shape the workforce of the future - and potentially to learn something new themselves!”
Mark Walker - SpecSavers
"Having been relatively successful during the past 30 years, and with my business winning Retailer of the Year 2016 at the prestigious Bristol Post Business Awards, I want to share my success with the young generation of today. I'd like to help local schools grow and improve through sharing my experience and knowledge and by showing that anything is possible with hard work, dedication, determination and a never give up attitude."
Michelle Harvey-Jones - University of Bristol
"I have been working in Human Resources recruiting staff for over 25 years, I am always finding many people who have not yet realised their potential. By working with schools, I hope to be able to start unlocking that potential earlier so that young people can recognise and go after the opportunities that are available."
Myles Mayne - Professional Coaching Alliance
"The more people you help the more full of purpose your own life becomes. The Enterprise advisor programme offers business people the chance to influence the opportunities young people have as they progress through the education system. By supporting the leadership team in a local school an Enterprise Adviser can play a small part in making a big difference - I am proud to have been selected to support Henbury School build on what is already an inspiring vision."
Paul Anslow - Triangle Networks
I am proud to be a part of the Enterprise Adviser team, a team that is working hard to build stronger relationships between the business community and local education providers. I believe it is essential if we are going to truly help students understand how companies operate, the skills they need and the opportunities ahead of them.
Sibusiso Tshabalala - Cognitive Paths Ltd
"I am thankful for the opportunity to be able to have a strategic input at the forefront to ultimately have a hand in inspiring and motivating future leaders through the LEP and the Enterprise Adviser Network.”
Steve Hall - HEFC
“I have decided to volunteer as an Enterprise Adviser because I believe it's vitally important that young people, particularly those from disadvantaged backgrounds, have the information and inspiration to fulfil their potential. “
Steve Morris - NEWS Independent Careers Service Ltd
"The reason the Enterprise Adviser Network appealed to me is mainly because of my experience of working with schools across Wales and the South West over a 25 year career. I have been aware over this period of the importance for young people of having direct and meaningful contact with employers, as it has a massive impact on their knowledge and help them to develop better employability skills; it also helps their decision making and career planning skills."
Tony Butler - Delphinitum Ltd
"I welcome the opportunity to support heads in devising strategies to engage with employers in order to better prepare the future work-force for the world of gainful and fulfilling employment.”