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Our Executives

Dale Morgan – Chief Executive Officer

Dale MorganDale is an entrepreneur with vision and the commitment, drive and determination to excel in demanding roles.

He has a history of successful sales, marketing and financial management, coupled with excellent business acumen and commercial awareness. Dale ran his own businesses for 27 years before joining the London East Training and Enterprise Council in 1997 as a Business Adviser.

As a result of his strong networking abilities, experience and wealth of business contacts Dale was promoted to Head of the Small Business Service before leaving in 2001 and moving on to create a similar team for Reed in Partnership PLC.

Dale set up The Consultancy Home Counties Ltd (TCHC) after he won a contract to deliver the Employer Training Pilot in 2003 as an Embedded Broker. Because of his "hands on" knowledge he has subsequently won and delivered three other contracts for the LSC prior to being awarded the Train to Gain contract in the East of England.

 

Rose Lavin – Managing Director

Rose LavinRose began her career in teaching and moved into training in the late 70s where she managed adult and youth provision in east London. Since then she has gained a wealth of experience in employer engagement and workforce development.

She has run her own training company specifically developing bespoke training for businesses and delivered these successful programmes nationally including Liverpool and London Docklands development corporations.

Within the LSC Rose developed, implemented and project managed the London Employer Training Pilot, Profit from Learning, 1 of 18 ETP pilots in the country, on behalf of the LSC. Rose has successfully worked with brokers, providers and partners to deliver qualifications for 1,800 employers and 18,000 learners.

Rose has been a well-known advocate for Train to Gain sharing ETP best practice nationally at conferences and with Ministers as well as supporting the development of Train to Gain processes and practices within the LSC.

 

Barbara Morgan – Director

Barbara MorganBarbara has wide experience in sales & marketing, setting up and running her own promotion & marketing company which she developed and sold in the early 90’s.

She has a keen interest in Psychotherapy and is trained and qualified in that field. Barbara has a wealth of knowledge and experience in counselling and development having trained for 5 years at the Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapy (CCPE) in London.

She started her working life as a dancer on cruise ships and has more recently worked for the NHS as a Psychotherapist at Watford General Hospital. She was also a Governor of a local school in Watford.

 

Lorraine Gimson - Employer Engagement Director

Lorraine GimsonLorraine is a business professional with a background in Further Education out of which grew a passion for Employer Engagement and workforce development.

She has since worked in commercial training and has experience brokering a full and flexible range of scheduled and customised full cost training solutions. Through this experience Lorraine has developed good communication and customer service skills and strives for the highest standards.

Her expertise is in Work based Learning, Apprenticeship training, NVQ assessing and participation in a Skills for Life brokerage service pilot. She enjoys working with the Trades Union Learner Reps and has participated in endorsing the Lifelong Learning strategy.

In recognition of the high standards she has set Lorraine was promoted to Employer Engagement Director and is a member of TCHC's Board of Directors.

 

Amanda Montague - Director of Operations

Amanda worked most recently as Head of Employer and Delivery Services for the Skills Funding Agency. This entailed working in partnership with LEPs, local authorities, providers and colleges to grow Apprenticeships and promote skills linked to local economic growth. She has experience of mainstream and ESF project management.

Previously Amanda worked for the East London Tec, the Learning and Skills Council and within regional organisations East of England Development Agency (EEDA) and the Skills Partnership for the East of England (EESCP) formulating and implementing a regional skills strategy. She has considerable experience and knowledge of the skills system and working in partnership to maximise benefits to learners and businesses.

 

Michael Schneider -  Business Development Director

Michael-SchneiderresizedMichael began his professional career by setting up community-based anti-truancy programmes in disadvantaged areas of south County Dublin, Ireland, where he developed a keen interest in creating strong partnerships by finding and implementing solutions to local issues.

Following his relocation to the UK, Michael initially worked years as the manager of Government-funded employability schemes across Cambridgeshire where he built excellent relationships with local Jobcentre Plus offices and training providers before joining the East of England Development Agency in 2006 as their Regional ESF Co-financing Manager. He was responsible for the design, commissioning, auditing and evaluation of European programmes and took a leading role in the drafting of the Regional Framework for the East of England.

Michael joined TCHC in 2012 as Business Development Director to identify, exploit and create new opportunities that will enable the organisation to grow in line with its corporate aims and values.

 

Dominic Wade  – Director of Gateway Services

Dominic heads up the operation of Gateway, the Central Support Services for the TCHC Group. Gateway provides Inbound and outbound communication for all TCHC Group programmes. Dominic’s team support recruitment of learners onto provision, management of adviser diaries, employer engagement, and progression of learners into work experience and employment. Gateway also supports Apprenticeships and Traineeships.

Dominic joined TCHC in 2006 and helped build the Gateway team and was awarded Hertfordshire Graduate of the Year for his efforts.

Dominic is a successful Project and Programme Manager, managing contracts and advisers. Dominic has supported TCHC to meet delivery targets for contracts supporting employers with training, and individuals move from redundancy or unemployment into employment. Dominic has wide experience of delivering presentations to employers, offering advice and guidance to staff helping them find employment, and delivering training to staff going through redeployment or redundancy. Dominic has also capacity built voluntary and community groups through the management of ESF Community Grants

 

Mark Williams - Director of Quality

Mark WilliamsMark began his career in education as a FE College lecturer moving quickly into management and developing new provision throughout Merseyside working to support a wide range of learners from hard to reach NEETs to HE students embarking on foundation degrees.

He took up a brand new Senior Management role at TCHC as Head of Gateway and Facilities back in 2006 designing, implementing and developing TCHC’s inbound/outbound activities to support a variety of programmes such as; Train to Gain, Business Interchange, Leadership & Management, Skills for Jobs, Response to Redundancy and Integrated Brokerage. It was during this time that Mark also got involved in business development and played an important role in supporting the bid writing team as well as taking part in implementing new contracts.