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Take a look at some of the Enterprise Advisers already in our network to discover the sectors and businesses they are from, as well as the reasons why they have volunteered for the role…

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Toby Joel

Toby Joel

Jacksons Law Firm

Partner

One of my roles at Jacksons has been the student work experience programme.  This work has meant I have visited lots of schools and colleges and met with some outstanding students and teachers.  It made sense for me to take on the role as an Enterprise Advisor so that I can share my knowledge of the legal sector and business with schools and colleges. I have enjoyed every minute of my Enterprise Advisor role. 

Katie Woods-Ruddick

Katie Woods-Ruddick

PX Ltd

HR Director

Having a skilled workforce of the future is essential for the industry that I work in and also for the UK economy.   The role of an Enterprise Advisor supports this process, ensuring that the skills required by the industry are discussed and shared with those responsible for supporting and developing young people.  The role also provides a link and a dialogue between schools and colleges to ensure that opportunities such as mentors, work experience and a range of job roles are shared and discussed.  It also provides access to up to date skills requirements for the future jobs markets and helps young people make informed choices about their future based on a range of information, including valuable input from employers. 

Having a pipeline of talent coming into a business can be essential to growth and therefore helping shape the future of learning bring benefits to all.

Mike Lowe

Mike Lowe

Coach Hub Plus

Performance Coach

Emily Warman

Emily Warman

Endeavour Partnership

Lawyer

My name is Emily Warman, I am an Employment Solicitor with The Endeavour Partnership LLP, I joined the Enterprise Advisor Network to promote careers within schools and provide my own experience of entering the job market, I have been lucky enough to work with my old secondary school and it has been great to give back and assist them.

Joe Maphosa

Joe Maphosa

Professional Boxer

I am really excited to be an Enterprise Adviser in the Tees Valley community. Coming from a deprived area I’ve seen how easy it can be for children to go down the wrong path without anything positive to focus on. With my experience in sports I’ll try to support and inspire as many young children as possible in my area.

Anam Rehman

Anam Rehman

Tees Valley Combined Authority

Legal Assistant

I am excited at the prospect of working as an Enterprise Adviser as I believe that this is an excellent way of supporting young people in our community. If I can give students the opportunity to have even better support and guidance than I have received then it will be very rewarding. Furthermore, I am keen to support the career progression of young professionals in Middlesbrough/Stockton and believe this will be beneficial to everyone.

Stephen Hunt

Stephen Hunt

Aecom

Project Director

“I wanted to become an Enterprise Adviser as living in the Tees Valley with my family I felt it was a worthwhile initiative and a way of supporting our community.  Having worked with Our Lady & St Bede Secondary School in Stockton since 2018 I have found it to be a really rewarding experience and one which I thinks benefits both parties.  It was great to work with and see their School Team win the Tees Valley Combined Authority 2021 ‘Big Project’ competition, the children’s grasp of the technical and commercial content in support of their submission was so impressive – I would recommend the Local Enterprise role to anybody.”

Peter Keay

Peter Keay

Tracerco

External Training Manager

“I started out in Engineering over thirty years ago on a traditional multi-skilled apprenticeship, before working as a shift Electrical Engineer with British Steel, covering Casters and Steel plant. Now, I’m External Training Manager for Tracerco. During my time, various people have helped

“I started out in Engineering over thirty years ago on a traditional multi-skilled apprenticeship, before working as a shift Electrical Engineer with British Steel, covering Casters and Steel plant. Now, I’m External Training Manager for Tracerco. During my time, various people have helped and encouraged my development, or provided me with opportunities.  For me, the role of Enterprise Adviser is a way of repaying all those people and engineers for the help and guidance they’ve given me.”

and encouraged my development, or provided me with opportunities.  For me, the role of Enterprise Adviser is a way of repaying all those people and engineers for the help and guidance they’ve given me.”

Michael Colclough

Michael Colclough

SAFC Foundation

Head of Community Education

Kelly Dillon

Kelly Dillon

Careers & Enterprise Company

Education Sector Manager

Jessica Maine

Jessica Maine

Endeavour Partnership

Solicitor

I am a Solicitor at the Endeavour Partnership LLP specialising in Employment Law and Data Protection. I joined the Enterprise Advisor network as it’s a great opportunity to get involved with lots of career events at schools across the Tees Valley. The network has also been a brilliant way of meeting other professionals who share my passion in supporting young people in the area!” 

Jacqui Donnelly

Jacqui Donnelly

Achieving Change

Claire Stalker

Claire Stalker

Tees Valley Combined Authority

Lead Business Skills Officer

Alistair Russell

Alistair Russell

Laing Russell

“After over 25 years of leading and then selling a multi-national management consultancy business, focused on supporting organisations in all sectors to make effective use of digital technologies and systems, I am delighted to spend some time working as an Enterprise Adviser with schools and colleges, supporting the strategic development of careers support to young people in Darlington. It’s important work, it’s an energising environment to work in, and I get to learn, too!”