After the education provider’s response to The Great British Talent Challenge, given by AoC’s Director of Education and Skills Policy, David Corke, followed by the economic developer’s response from Kevin Lloyd, Local Industrial Strategy Lead for Enterprise M3 LEP, our third keynote sees Anthony Impey MBE, Chair of the Skills Policy Unit at the Federation of Small Businesses, giving the employer’s response.
Anthony is a serial entrepreneur and experienced business leader with a track-record in starting, building and operating businesses and not-for-profit organisations in the tech and skills sectors.
Founder of Optimity, which he built into one of the leading providers of wireless internet, he has launched and successfully exited the telecoms business, Touchbase Networks, as well as founding TechCity Stars and Tech Up Nation — not-for-profit organisations that helped disadvantaged young Londoners kickstart their careers in the tech sector. He was awarded an MBE in the Queen’s 2018 New Year’s Honours for Services to Apprenticeships and Small Business.
Anthony will be looking at the challenge of how employers can identify, source, match and grow talent supply, specifically looking at some of the main issues facing employers, how employers and employer groups can work in partnership with local education providers, LEPs and Local Authorities to help solve the skills and talent challenge, plus some of the major things he thinks need to happen around skills supply and demand to move things forward in a positive way.
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