Council boosts focus on jobs & skills with new Team

Council boosts focus on jobs & skills with new Team

The Council has boosted its focus on job creation and skills with the creation of a new Economic Development Team, tasked with attracting more jobs, businesses and investment to the area.

The new team is headed up by Economic Development Manager Julie Beresford, who joins Bassetlaw from Gedling Borough Council, whilst Tim Gladman joins as Skills Officer from The Sheffield College.

The team will be actively pursuing inward investment into Bassetlaw and working with businesses from new start-ups to established companies wishing to grow or relocate to Bassetlaw. There will also be an enhanced focus on skills, with support and advice available for businesses wishing to create apprenticeship programmes, to working with education providers and employers to identify the skills our young people will need on entering the job market.

Councillor Jo White, Cabinet Member for Regeneration at Bassetlaw District Council said:

“Our key priorities have to be new jobs, inward investment and getting the right skills for our young people. In creating a new Economic Development Team the Council is going to actively target investors, businesses and education providers to deliver more employment and training opportunities in Bassetlaw.”

Julie Beresford, Economic Development Manager at Bassetlaw District Council said:

“North Nottinghamshire is an area with a huge amount of potential and we will be working hard to bring jobs, investment and new skills to the District. From new start-ups and small businesses, to growing companies and those looking to relocate, we can put together a tailored package to meet their needs and support their growth in Bassetlaw.”

The Economic Development Team at Bassetlaw also has responsibility for Tourism, the Mayflower Pilgrims projects, Enterprise Grants and Business Support, the Retford Enterprise Centres, Bassetlaw Museum and Retford and Worksop Markets.

Last Updated on Thursday, March 21, 2019