New Enterprise Co-ordinator appointed
Thames Valley Berkshire LEP has appointed its fourth Enterprise Co-ordinator, Wendy Measures, to support and develop the Berkshire Enterprise Adviser Network in Reading, West Berkshire and Wokingham and help transform careers education for young people.
Enterprise Co-ordinators (EC) support schools and colleges to develop strong relationship with the business community in order to support business engagement for our future workforce and implement the Gatsby Benchmarks the gold standard for Careers and Enterprise Education. The EC galvanises the relationship between the school’s Senior Leadership Team and their Enterprise Adviser, a senior business volunteer who helps develop a relevant and robust careers strategy for the school.
Wendy is an engineer by profession and has worked in the energy industry for more than 15 years in design, construction, contracting, category management and strategy management. Wendy became an engineer after taking part in a summer course held by Women into Science and Engineering (WISE) run by university engineering students. More recently Wendy turned her focus to giving back and worked with primary schools to educate them about the health, environmental and academic benefits of active and sustainable travel.
Wendy said of her appointment, “I am very excited to be a part of the Careers and Enterprise Company and Thames Valley Berkshire LEP team. I have always been hugely passionate about helping young people understand the career options open to them and navigate the increasingly complex world of work. I am very much looking forward to working with schools and Enterprise Advisers to help put in place top quality careers strategies in schools and colleges to help and inspire young people.”
Allison Giles, Careers Hub Lead added, “Wendy’s appointment is a strong one and is integral to the development and successful delivery of our Enterprise Adviser Network. The aim is to provide support to schools and colleges in developing high quality careers and enterprise education programmes.”