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Sheffield, South Yorkshire, United Kingdom, 2010/02/10 - A board level appointment at £50m turnover skills development specialist the Employability and Skills Group (esg) sees the arrival of a new Business Development Director, as the Group actively pursues its ambitious growth plans.
Stephen Moore will head a strong team at esg and joins following four years in the post of Executive Director of Business Development at Working Links. Prior to this he held senior positions at social care, nursing and healthcare business Allied Healthcare International and global recruitment company Addecco UK.
Adrian Holmes, Group Chief Executive Office, esg, says: “The role of Business Development Director is a new position within esg and one which is central to the realisation of our future growth plans. Stephen’s career experience and proven track record of performance makes him the ideal candidate to help drive forward esg in what is an increasingly competitive sector.”
Commenting on his appointment, Stephen Moore said: “This is an exciting new challenge and one which I relish. I am joining a dynamic, ambitious business that is undergoing continuous, managed growth. The group is achieving this by offering high quality services that focus on the needs of its diverse customer group in both the employment and skills sectors.
“I believe firmly that esg’s unique proposition and its extensive range of services targeted at Government, employers, school leavers and the unemployed, places it in a strong position during the current economic downturn. I am looking forward to building on the Group’s success in the coming months and in so doing, making our contribution to helping UK plc on the road to economic recovery.”
The Sheffield-based group has recently won over £17m in new Government-funded contracts aimed at equipping people looking for work with the skills to secure sustainable employment.
The new contracts include Jobcentre Plus Support Contract in the Northumbria, South Tyne and Wear Valley, Department for Work and Pensions European Social Fund contract in North East Yorkshire, West Yorkshire and The Humber, plus Learning and Skills Council’s Routeways into Work in Greater London and the North West, along with Work Focused Training in the North West.