Julian Harley – Chairman
Julian is currently Chairman of Go Train, Chairman of Supply Desk/Just Teachers, a Non Exec Director of Skills Training UK and an Operating Partner at the Private Equity Fund, Limerston Capital. He has made his career in the education, training and recruitment sectors.
Steven Wines – Chief Executive Officer
Steven has a successful track record of building businesses in the education and training sectors, both in private and in funded learning, delivering growth and quality. As Managing Director he grew Home Learning College to become the largest private provider of distance learning in the UK. As Vice President of Rosetta Stone, he launched the brand in the UK and continental Europe and contributed to Rosetta Stone’s status as one of the USA’s top 500 fastest growing companies. As CEO of NCS he managed a business ranked 25th in the Sunday Times Fast Track 100 list of fast growing companies. Steven is a graduate of Oxford University.
David Amos – Chief Commercial Officer
A background in multi-site retailing with a number of large PLC’s eventually led David into the world of training and then to set up his first Training Consultancy in 1998. This business was sold in 2008 and since 2009 David has co-owned Go Train, helping to grow it into the largest training company in the South East, with a reputation for good quality and customer service.
Andy Kemp – Chief Financial Officer
Andy began his career in the city, after leaving he owned and built a Recruitment Agency which was successfully sold in 2006. He started his association with the training industry with the opening of a Pitman Training franchise in 1992 and over the next fifteen years he was the driving force behind the creation of the largest franchisee in the Pitman Training Group in the UK. In 2002 he started delivering his first Government funded contracts and has since been instrumental in the operational management of the largest Learndirect subcontractor in the UK and in the delivery of a large number of other sub contracts.
Stephen Bell – Director of Business Development
Stephen is an experienced business and charity sector leader with an excellent record of leading growth, innovation and change management, enhancing performance and creating sustainability. He has led successful teams, delivering over £58 million in contract value in the employability and youth learning sectors over the last three years. He loves motivating and empowering people to achieve exceptional results and has a track record of developing strategic alliances, including bidding consortiums, acquisitions and mergers.
Graham Clewes – Chief Operating Officer
Graham’s career began in the City before he moved into the charity sector where he became an established leader. With twenty years’ CEO experience in the charity sector Graham spent much of that time leading and developing highly effective, award winning organisations that achieved outcomes in education, employability and careers as well as financial growth and diversification. He has regularly been an invited speaker to governments in Europe and Australia presenting strategies to tackle unemployment. His broader experience within education include Trusteeship of a successful £70m revenue Multi-Academy Trust.
Johanna White – Finance Director
Johanna has seventeen years’ experience operating as Group Finance Director on the Board of SME businesses and charities, all of whom were undergoing a period of substantial change and transition. She has managed change and delivered improvements in both business growth and reduction situations and gained significant business and leadership experience in developing and implementing plans and strategies, acquisitions, sales, contract tenders, outsourcing and governance. Initially practice trained she moved into commerce and has experience across a diverse range of industries including, sports and leisure services, property and facility management, recruitment, healthcare and well-being services, management services, scientific research, horticulture, catering, events and insurance.