Meet the team, working together across the group to deliver Efficiency North’s day to day operations to support member landlords and their communities, and businesses and apprentices, across Yorkshire and Humber.
Lee has over 30 years of experience in the construction and housing sector, having begun his career as a Youth Training Scheme Apprentice Construction Technician with a major contractor. He has held group wide procurement and supply chain management leadership roles in some of the largest family-owned and PLC major contractors, managing the procurement of multi-million £ contracts on a wide range of construction projects, including major international contracts in the UK and the Far East.
Lee joined Efficiency North in 2007 to lead the development of its procurement offer. In 2010 Lee was appointed as the Director responsible for the consortium’s development as an incorporated entity and in 2013 was appointed Chief Executive of Efficiency North Limited. In 2017 Lee spearheaded the corporate re-structure of Efficiency North to form Efficiency North Holdings Limited and its operating entities EN:Procure Limited, EN:Able Futures CIC, EN:Able Build Limited and our charity EN:Able Communities CIO.
With the support of a dedicated team, Lee has led the company’s strong growth which positions Efficiency North as one of the UK’s largest procurement consortiums and apprenticeship and training providers.
Lee champions intelligent procurement approaches including early contractor involvement, efficient supply chain management solutions through technology and social value delivery. He is a passionate advocate for the construction sector is a regular speaker at sectoral events and features frequently in industry journals.
Lee was appointed to Chair Business in the Community's Yorkshire & Humber Leadership Board Employment & Skills Group in 2021.
Chief of Corporate Services
Jonathan has over 10 years of experience in the social housing sector, initially as Director of Corporate Services and then Joint Chief Operating Officer at Sheffield Homes and then most recently as Director of Investment and Business Services at Nottingham City Homes. He started his career as a finance professional within various manufacturing engineering companies before moving in to senior management.
Jonathan commenced working at Efficiency North in May 2020. He leads a team of dedicated professionals within Efficiency North looking after Finance, Human Resources, Corporate Communications, IT, Membership Development and ENAble Communities.
Working in a dynamic sector that is driven by strong social values aligns with his personal goals of adding value to organisations while giving back to the communities Efficiency North, our members and clients work within.
Director of Operations
Bringing more than 20 years’ experience of the public sector and expertise from her background in quantity surveying, Emma joined EN as Framework Operations Manager in 2015.
As Contract Manager for Sheffield City Council’s £30m+ per annum Social Housing Repairs and Maintenance contract, she developed long term stakeholder relationships, implementing and managing robust performance frameworks, driving service improvements and delivering ongoing efficiencies. Emma also worked as Commercial Manager for Kier Services Ltd, gaining experience from a contractor’s perspective whilst also procuring, negotiating and managing the sub-contracting arrangements.
Emma leads the team of Framework and Procurement Managers and is developing and managing EN:Procure's suite of frameworks, ensuring compliance with the Public Procurement Regulation and adherence to the respective framework agreements.
A skilled Operational and Project Manager, Julie has over 30 years’ experience in managing successful programmes and interventions to support local unemployed individuals secure sustainable employment. She has spent a significant number of years developing relationships with employers to secure and generate new opportunities for unemployed individuals.
Julie has previously worked for Wakefield Council and DWP. Whilst at Wakefield Council she project managed Wakefield’s Leeds City Region funded Head Start programme, supporting long term unemployed 18-24 year olds into sustainable employment. Additional experience has also been gained during her time at DWP, having provided support to large employers in the District by understanding needs and demand, and identifying opportunities for Jobcentre Plus to provide recruitment solutions to meet their requirements. She also helped develop a sub-regional CITB Pilot to help provide work experience placements to candidates, leading to apprenticeships and secured vacancies.
Head of Membership Development
A civil engineer by background, Carl initially spent 10 years working for BAA Plc at Heathrow in various airport infrastructure development roles, culminating in becoming the Strategic Development Manager for Terminals 3 and 4 with local board level investment and airport operational responsibilities.
Carl joined Efficiency North in 2006 having been recruited to project manage the development of its activities around driving efficiency and cashable savings in the delivery of Decent Homes and repairs and maintenance, which saw membership grow from 4 to 12 collaborating members. Membership has since grown to over 50 registered social housing providers operating across Northern England.
Carl holds the NOCN Level 2 - Understanding Domestic Retrofit qualification and is a member of the Construction Leadership Council RMI Group on Net Zero, Yorkshire & Humberside Climate Commission working group, Supply Chain Sustainability School for Homes Leadership Group, Retrofit Academy Employer Group and founder member representative of National Retrofit Hub.
Carl’s focus is on ensuring Efficiency North continues to deliver and exceed member expectations driving collaboration across all membership activity. He has a deep personal interest in climate change and the environment and in also a creating a sector led solution to housing affordability crisis and believes that strong leadership and effective collaboration is the only way we can rise together to the challenges presented before us.
Head of Operations
Simeon Perry joined Efficiency North in November 2017 to lead the development of EN:Able Communities CIO.
Simeon has 25 years experience in social housing with both York and Leeds City Councils in a variety of roles in housing services including estate management, policy development, service improvement, performance management, project management of IT systems and latterly had responsibility for an area of housing asset management commissioning activity over £100m from both internal and external contractors.
Simeon is passionate about overcoming social injustice and supporting both people and their communities prosper. This has been rooted in his upbringing in southern Africa where he saw at first hand the injustices of the then South African government. In 2020 he was appointed as a Board Trustee to the Bishop Simeon Trust, an international aid charity supporting youth work projects in South Africa.
Simeon has been chair of a primary school governing body and Board Director of a social enterprise.
Simeon is passionate about working in collaboration with a variety of stakeholders to produce innovative solutions to support the sustained regeneration of communities in Northern England.
Corporate Communications Manager
Liz leads the Efficiency North group’s marketing and communications and works with the Chief Executive and Chief of Corporate Services to develop the corporate vision, values and culture.
Liz joined Efficiency North in 2010, bringing 8 years’ experience in Construction, and many more in written communication, having enjoyed a communications role within RIBA award-winning Bond Bryan Architects, an architectural practice specialising in Education and Advanced Manufacturing, and holding an MA in Writing. As an extension of her Efficiency North role, Liz also developed marketing and communications for the YORhub Construction Frameworks.
Liz received a GOC (General Officer Commanding) Commendation from 1st (UK) Division in 2015 for her work in support of the British Army’s employability and employer engagement initiatives in Yorkshire.
Liz was appointed to the Help 4 Homeless Veterans Charity Board of Trustees in 2017 and was proud to be part of the chairty's team who received the Queen's Award for Voluntary Service in 2020.
Helen joined the Efficiency North Holdings team in November 2017 to manage finance systems for EN Holdings and all subsidiaries after working with EN:Able Futures (formerly Futureworks (Yorkshire) CIC) as a sub-contractor since its incorporation in May 2013.
Helen brings almost 20 years’ experience in the finance sector, during which time she has worked with multiple funding agencies and external bodies. Helen’s most recent role spanned more than a decade, in which she was responsible for the finance systems and processes for multiple companies.
Helen is currently qualified to AAT level 4 and is keen to increase her knowledge with relevant training, having joined Efficiency North new to the housing and procurement sector.
Majid Mater joined Efficiency North in September 2019, taking on responsibility for all information and communication technology systems and equipment and leading on data analysis and management of processes that support the core business of the whole organisation.
Majid is an Accounting and Finance graduate and qualified Prince2 Practitioner. An IT specialist with 20 years of experience delivering and supporting ITC services, he has successfully led IT projects including transitioning from physical infrastructure to virtualisation and was also part of a major project to implement a new Collections Management System. Prior to commencing his career in IT Majid enjoyed roles in the finance sector.
He enjoys taking part in voluntary work in the community.
ICT & Facilities Assistant
Cameron joined Efficiency North in March 2022 to support our IT Manager as part of his 6-month Kickstart Placement. Cameron hopes to build on his interest in computers and kickstart his ambition for a future career in ICT. He is enthusiastic, passionate, and proficient with computers, making him a perfect fit for the role.
Within his IT Technician role he will be supporting all aspects of IT management from IT helpdesk to project work. Cameron’s current projects include documenting ICT records, creating an ICT helpdesk and setting up a Video Conferencing solution. He will also be learning new skills such as networking and cyber security.
Cameron joined EN from a professional background in care and befriending services, having achieved an NVQ Level 2 in Health and Social Care. His experience working with people with disabilities has helped with the development of his communication skills .
Upon completion of his 6-month Kickstart placement, Cameron is now a permenant part of the team working with our IT manager to support the business' IT and Facilities management duties.
HR Manager (Designate)
Natalie first started working with Efficiency North in January 2018, providing Communications and Marketing support for Efficiency North and its OPCOs as a contractor. In May 2018, after spending a couple of months working with the company, she was delighted to be asked to join the company permanently and now works for ENH team as a Corporate Development Coordinator.
Natalie works with the team to develop ENH’s brand, communications and marketing, provides support to Liz Butcher in managing the company’s governance, and looks after the company’s HR system and processes.
Natalie comes to Efficiency North from the facilities management sector, sporting extensive experience across a wide range of different communications, marketing and HR functions, including copy writing, design, and event management. She holds a degree in English and East Asian Studies from the University of Leeds, and hopes to build her knowledge of the Construction sector over the coming years.
Natalie is currently Acting HR Manager to cover maternity leave.
Nicoleta joined Efficiency North in June 2019 to support the apprentice payroll, invoicing and record keeping of EN:Able Futures CIC, ensuring tapprentices are accurately paid and appropriate records are maintained, as well as sales invoicing and credit control.
She began her career in the finance sector in May 2016, after realising from an early age that working with numbers was her natural path. Nicoleta has achieved level 1 and level 2 International Association of Bookkeepers Computerised Accounts for Business and intends for this to be the start of her learning journey.
Principal Framework Manager
Sarah commenced with Efficiency North in November 2019 and brought with her over 30 years contract experience working as a quantity surveyor in both the private and public sector
As Audit and Risk Manager at Housing Leeds, she led on the successful implementation of annual NEC3 compliant audits of Leeds City Council’s contracts for responsive repairs and planned maintenance to their housing stock, that reduced overall costs and drove efficiencies through application of gain share arrangements. She provided contract advice and support through all lifecycle stages of Housing Leeds maintenance projects and was instrumental in the introduction of an internal framework solution for major elements of their Planned Works.
Prior to Leeds, Sarah worked as a Project Quantity Surveyor on a variety of major schemes with some of the country’s leading Contractors including John Laing, Shepherd, Rok and M. J Gleeson before starting her own consultancy providing quantity surveying services to the construction industry. She has previously been a trustee of Voluntary Action Leeds and passionately believes in the benefits of the Social Value work that a not for profit organisation like Efficiency North provides.
In her role as Principal Framework Manager, Sarah will support the Framework Managers in ensuring competitive and compliant frameworks that drive Value for Money solutions to meet the requirements of Efficiency North’s members.
Framework Manager (Special Projects)
Jed joined Efficiency North as Framework Manager (Special Projects) in August 2021. Jed is an experienced procurement, projects and contract management specialist who has many years’ experience in procurement (including consortium arrangements), project management, outsourcing (and insourcing), partnering and construction environments for both public and private sectors.
Jed has worked to a senior level within Sheffield City Council procurement arm for many years and was the founding member and driver of the establishment of the South Yorkshire Decent Homes Programme, which formed the foundations and the creation of the Efficiency North Housing Consortium, through the Efficiency Challenge Fund and the Beacon Peerage Scheme. Jed played a key role in the establishment of Construction JobMatch which was an innovative approach to the creation of apprentices for hard-to reach groups.
Jed also led the procurement of the ground-breaking Limited Liability Partnership between Kier and Sheffield City Council. This was a PPP of the highest order and won numerous awards for innovation and successful partnership working. The PPP with responsibility for the maintenance and repairs of 42,000 council houses and other council buildings. Kier Sheffield LLP won partnership of the year at the Local Government Chronicle Awards in 2005 and the partnership has been awarded Beacon Status by the Government under the category of ‘transforming services through partnership working’.
Jed was also a 4Ps advisor and has been on numerous 4Ps assignments to other local authorities that required independent review of their procurement projects.
Jed is currently studying for a BA Honours Degree in Geography; is an active runner competing in many international events; and is also a mentor for homeless young people as part of the charity Depaul.
New Build Framework Manager
Marina joined the EN:Procure team as New Build Framework Manager in May 2022. She is a qualified Senior Quantity Surveyor brinigng over 10 years’ experience working in the Social Housing Sector across South Yorkshire where she sharpened her commercial and technical knowledge.
Most recently, Marina headed up the commercial team at Berneslai Homes Construction Services, delivering c£20m per year in a combination of Capital and Responsive workstreams.
She previously worked as Senior QS and Programme Surveyor at Rotherham MBC, plus roles in the Education Sector and with an SME as a Building Surveyor
Marina has gained a vast amount of commercial and technical knowledge, successfully delivering Repairs & Maintenance work, Refurbishment and Capital Schemes.
Marina’s is working with members, utilising her commercial acumen and knowledge to help them navigate through the current challenges they face across the industry to ensure the compliant and efficient delivery of New Build housing schemes.
Supply Chain Manager
Darren joined Efficiency North in May 2022 and has almost 40 years of procurement and supply chain management experience in various sectors and industries. Within the public sector he started out in the MoD, has worked within the NHS and was in the DHSC where he worked on the government’s flagship new hospital projects before moving on to procuring vaccines and anti-biotics.
In the private sector he has managed contracts ranging from construction projects for Yorkshire Water, Building Schools for the Future and various high value IT projects within Lloyds Bank where he oversaw the negotiation and implementation of numerous £multimillion software agreements.
Darren is a great believer in stakeholder engagement and communication along with finding creative and varied ways of solving challenges and problems.
New Build Manager
Kevin has been working for EN since February 2017, taking a lead role in the development of EN’s New Build offer for members. Kevin brings extensive experience of pre-construction and project management gained over 23 years in senior management roles for major contractors in the UK, leading technical & design teams based in the North and East Midlands. He has a track record of delivering high volume social housing programmes as well as major projects in the Healthcare, Retail, Residential, Supported Living and Commercial sectors. He has also project managed urban regeneration schemes and the design and installation of major infrastructure projects.
Kevin has experience in managing the entire pre-construction process from site identification to delivery and places particular focus on ensuring an efficient and effective start on site is achieved. His technical expertise includes a thorough understanding of the pre-development process including design team management & co-ordination, risk identification and mitigation, promotion of value engineered solutions, management of the Planning process and he is also a BRE BIM Academy member.
Kevin’s role within EN is be to assist our members in delivering new build opportunities by offering pre-construction advice and support and to promote early adoption of best practice & procedure.
Liz joined the team as a Framework Manager in January 2016 to work with Emma Mottram in the delivery of a first-rate specialist procurement service for members.
Liz is MCIPS qualified and has over 30 years procurement experience in local, national and global private sector companies. In addition to her knowledge of our Frameworks, Liz has extensive specialist and generalist knowledge across a range of procurement categories including Facilities, General Expenses, Plant & Tool Hire and Materials.
Jay joined the EN team as Framework Manager in April 2017 bringing a wealth of public sector experience to support the Framework Operations Manager in overseeing and managing the call-off process and supporting member clients in procuring contracts for their new build housing programmes.
Originally from a Quantity Surveying background (BSc MRICS), Jay developed his skill and experience to become, Lead QS, Project Manager (APMP & PRINCE2 Practitioner) and then Technical Lead for major projects and programmes including Secure Children’s’ Homes (£15m), Building Schools for the Future Programmes at Braford MDC (£275m) and Leeds City Council (£130m); New Build Housing Programme (£40m); Basic Need Primary Schools Programme (£110m)
Jay has gained significant experience leading project teams and has built his management and professional experience through the role of Group Leader responsible for managing the Quantity Surveying and Project Management Unit at Bradford and seconded to its Building Schools for the Future (BSF) team to act as Technical Lead helping to appoint the Local Education Partner (LEP), negotiate Financial Close on the Pathfinder Schemes and subsequent programmes and work with the SPV (Special Purpose Vehicle) to deliver the schemes on site
Lewis joined EN:Procure in July 2019 to assist the Framework Managers, after recently completing a BA Honours degree in International Business at Sheffield Hallam University and achieving a First Class grade.
Lewis also worked alongside his studies, completing a Project Management year in industry, gaining experience in account tracking and contract adherence for global clientele.
An area of specific interest during his studies was Supply Chain Management, particularly with regards to achieving sustainable development through strategic procurement. Lewis aligns himself with the core values at the heart of Efficiency North, creating value for clients whilst simultaneously providing beneficial social, economic and environmental outcomes. He now looks forward to putting theory into practice within the construction sector and being part of the innovative solutions shaping its future.
Lewis was promoted to his current Framework Manager role in 2021. He is currently pursuing a Masters degree in Supply Chain Management and gaining MCIPS chartership.
Assistant Framework Manager
Vijay joined EN:Procure in October 2021 to provide support to the team in preparing expressions of interest and invitations to tender for mini competitions from frameworks. He will also be developing selection models for direct selections from frameworks and evaluating tenders, direct selection models and material supply information.
Vijay has a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering where he studied in India and has 2 years’ work experience in residential building construction delivery and designing experience of building for interiors and floor plans.
Vijay came to UK in 2018 and pursued MSc in construction project management from University of Salford. He also has a master’s degree in Quantity Surveying from Sheffield Hallam University. Vijay has over 2 year’s Project management experience and has extensive experience in construction projects, tendering, cost planning, measuring quantities for take-off and was an active member of RICS and CIOB.
Vijay aspires to secure professional accreditation of RICS and will be pursuing further APC Training at EN:Procure.
Istvan joined EN after recently completing CIPS Level 3 and 4 certificates at Leeds City College. István graduated with a bachelor’s degree in business administration and management from University of Szeged in Hungary. He also spent a semester as an exchange student at Hochschule Augsburg in Germany, where he studied International Business. He began his career as a strategic buyer at a meat industry company in Hungary, later moving on to a purchasing and product administrator role at a building merchants in North Yorkshire.
Originally from a procurement, purchasing and project management background, István developed his skill and experience to become Project Manager (PRINCE2 Foundation and Practitioner). He was a procurement support for major projects including site reconstruction and refurbishment in Szeged in Hungary (£3m) and site reconstruction and refurbishment in Alsomocsolad in Hungary (£1m).
István brings a wealth of experience from different roles in the private sector, where he learned how to understand and meet the needs of clients and suppliers.
Assistant Framework Manager
Nathan joined EN:Procure in October 2019 as an apprentice in Construction and the Built Environment with EN:Able Futures, studying at Leeds College of Building, before becoming a fully employed member of the team in August 2020.
Nathan is now enrolled at Leeds Beckett university where he is studying Quantity Surveying part time whilst working closely with the Framework managers. Within his role Nathan assists in facilitating procurements and call offs from frameworks for supplies as well as drafting and developing tender documentation, undertaking procurement evaluations, and preparing contracts amongst other valuable contributions to the team. Once successful in achieving his goal to becoming fully qualified, Nathan aims to pursue a Masters degree.
Curtis joined EN:Procure in August 2021 as a part of the Kickstart placement scheme before successfully joining full time as a Procurement Assistant in February 2022 after the placement finished.
As Procurement Assistant, Curtis provides support the Procurement Manager, Istvan Baranyi assisting in the admittance and monitoring of the Suppliers on the Dynamic Purchasing System and helps facilitate the electronic e-tendering portal. Curtis also assists the team in monitoring the electronic procurement portal and in distributing and managing tender questions and answer, reviewing suppliers’ applications against set criteria, drafting, and managing the execution of contracts and agreements and maintaining accurate records.
He has a background in Creative Digital Practice, enabling impressive skills in Game Development from his Foundation and BA degree at Hillsborough College in collaboration with Sheffield Hallam University.
Alistair joined EN:Procure in October 2022, bringing to the Framework Management Team over 30 years of pre-construction management experience working with Tier 1 Contractors. He has successfully secured a number of high profile schemes across all sectors including Healthcare, Education, Retail and Commercial and, more latterly, in the Affordable Housing, Care, Extra Care and Later Living.
Originally from a Planning and Logistics background, Alistair has a wide range of expertise that includes a thorough understanding of the pre-construction process including design team management & co-ordination, risk identification and mitigation, promotion of value engineered solutions, and management of the Planning process.
He developed his management skills blending his site experience into the pre construction function and has directed a number of large, multi-discipline specialist teams in Estimating, Design Management, Planning, Building Services and Proposals Management.
Whilst undertaking his role, Alistair has also managed a number of diverse procurement frameworks and brings a wealth of client management skills.
As a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Building, Alistair has been actively involved in the Institute for over twenty-five years. He was Yorkshire Regional Chair for four years, overseeing the interests at Local, National and International level of its 2,000 plus members.
In his time, Alistair has also acted as a mentor for all levels of students, undertaking various lecturing roles, sharing his lifetime of experiences and giving back to the industry the opportunity he was afforded, when he first embarked on his career at the Leeds College of Building.
Alistair’s role in EN:Procure is to manage the process of client introduction into the framework and the procurement process, ensuring members receive the most cost effective way to procure and deliver their schemes.
Apprentice Business Admin Assistant
Curtis joined EN:Procure in January 2023 to continue his Level 3 Business Admin apprenticeship through EN:Able Futures flexi-job apprenticeship service, studying for his qualification with The Source, Meadowhall.
Curtis was previously NEET before he was employed as an apprentice through EN:Able Futures’ flexi-job apprenticeship service working in partnership to provide social value to EN:Procure’s frameworks. When his initial placement with J Tomlinson through a St Leger Homes contract came to an end, he transferred to EN:Procure to complete his apprenticeship.
Curtis is providing general admin support for Procurement Manager Istvan Baranyi and the procurement team.
Marketing Content Executive
Peter joined Efficiency North in 2017, bringing over 20 years’ experience working as a creative marketing and communications professional for variety of corporate, charity and non-profit organisations, where he specialised in strategic planning, digital content, project management, brand design, photography and video.
Previous organisations he has worked for include Framework Housing Association, South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive, Barnsley Council, Eden Futures and Nottingham Business Improvement District.
From 2020 Peter's role expanded to specialise on producing high quality in-house videography, photography and graphics to promote Efficiency North and its Operating Companies.
Marketing, Events & Governance Coordinator
Lorna joined Efficiency North in June 2016 as a displaced apprentice to provide administrative support with Employment and Skills delivery to the Social Value team as she had valuable skills and experience in the recruitment sector. She completed her Level 2 NVQ in Business Administration alongside her full-time role to better her skills.
Since then, Lorna moved across the organisation and joined the Corporate Development team to assist in its wider Marketing and Corporate activities. Lorna holds a Level 3 Diploma in Marketing & Level 3 diploma in The Principles of Marketing. Her main role consists of the planning and delivery of events, our annual conferences and exhibitions as well as establishing the organisation’s social media presence, website upkeep and implementing new marketing material and collateral.
Lorna has extensive training in areas such as telephone techniques, social media integration and Adobe Creative Suite.
Nicky has been a key member of the EN:Able Futures team from the outset, as our Placement Support Officer.
Nicky has extensive experience in developing and promoting training provision, performance management, as well as engagement with both business and apprentices. At the forefront of the business, Nicky is the main point of contact for our apprentices and business supporters.
For our apprentices, she provides pastoral support, coordinates and supports learning and development needs, whilst also offering mentoring to ensure that our apprentices achieve and work effectively for your business as they build and strengthen their skills.
For our business supporters, Nicky effectively manages your apprenticeship requirements, assessing feasibility and then providing you with outstanding recruitment services to ensure that you recruit the best candidate for the job.
Hannah joined EN:Able Futures as a Development Coach in January 2018 and is thoroughly enjoying the time she has spent working to develop the academy so far. Hannah has been working on various learner engagement tactics and campaigns to recruit for the exciting new Academy venture. Hannah works incredibly hard alongside host organisations to establish the needs and requirements to match suitable candidates to them.
Before Hannah joined Efficiency North/EN:Able Futures, she worked for an independent college in Barnsley for almost 5 years, supporting young people who are considered ‘hard to reach’ to overcome various barriers to learning and ultimately progress into apprenticeships and courses. Hannah has lots of experience mainly in the areas of learner and employer engagement and careers guidance. Hannah is currently working towards the Level 6 IAG post graduate diploma, after completing levels 3 and 4.
Tracy joined EN:Able Futures in October 2019, bringing 30 years’ experience in customer service and training and development environments, where she has worked directly with apprentices and built employer relationships to generate new opportunities, managed apprenticeship contracts and management information.
After beginning her career at the inland revenue, Tracy helped run the family business before progressing to a management role at Ventura Customer Service Management.
She subsequently enjoyed a key role as customised and vocational training manager at regeneration project, ‘Bradford Trident’, working with unemployed residents within the local community to support the development of skills needed for them to enter the workforce.
Tracy then gained a huge amount of experience at City Training Services, part of the Bradford College group, working with apprenticeship programmes across Health, Public Service and Care. Alongside colleagues at Bradford college Tracy developed and introduced new apprenticeship opportunities such as Housing, Dental Nursing and Pharmacy apprenticeships.
Tracy holds the CIPD Certificate in Training Practice, Internal QMS Auditor ISO 9001:2000, City & Guilds Health & Safety, ILM NVQ Level 3 and OCR Level 3 certificate in Advice and Guidance.
Assistant Apprenticeship Manager
Eddy joined the team in 2016 as our Business Support Apprentice.
Eddy has recently been awarded the responsibility of becoming business Coordinator after completing his level 3 apprenticeship qualification in Business Administration within the EN:Able Futures team.
Eddy is responsible for looking after our recruitment system, Bullhorn, ensuring all our vacancies are advertised via job sites and social media and that vacancies are updated regularly. With our mobile team, Eddy provides support in the office to all members of our team. As part of this his duties can include booking interviews, monitoring and sifting applications, communications with our apprentices, maintaining of our filing systems and any other administrative task that is sent his way.
Sophie began working for EN:Able Futures in May 2022 bring a wealth of experience from both customer service and education backgrounds.
Sophie began her career as a Level 2 Business Administration Apprentice back in 2013 with Simply Thank You, providing customer service and account management to various organizations around the UK, as well as management of the customer ARK (Acts of Random Kindness) Scheme. In January 2016 Sophie began a Level 3 Apprenticeship in Business Administration within a 3-19 School in Darlington, looking after families and providing pastoral support to the pupils.
Prior to joining EN:Able Futures, Sophie has been working as a Headmaster’s PA/School Secretary at an independent school in Yarm, where she has managed the admissions process for new pupils. During this time, she has provided both pastoral support to pupils and families and guided them throughout their school journey.
Sophie regularly completes online training and various short courses to continue expanding her knowledge, she is particularly excited about her post as Assistant Apprenticeship Manager as it will allow her to give apprentices firsthand experience of an apprenticeship.
Laura joined EN:Able Futures in February 2022 through ‘New Start’, a Kickstart-style scheme managed by a partnership of social housing landlords and funded by the UK Community Renewal Fund. EN:Able Futures are working with this group of social landlords in the North East to develop a “shared placement model” for apprenticeships and employment/training positions.
Laura worked with Efficiency North's Chief Executive Lee Parkinson to deliver this scheme to develop flexi-job apprenticeship opportunities for the organisation's expanding geography, and to establish a new construction skills hub in Darlington. Working remotely based in Newcastle, she assisted the EN:Able Futures team until mid-June 2022.
She was then appointed to a full time role as Project Coordinator for EN:Able Communities to support the establishment of the charity's 'green' skills training delivery.