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The Corporation

Corporation board

The Corporation Board is the group’s governing body and comprises of members drawn from a range of backgrounds and experience, reflecting the varied communities which the college serves. Our subsidiary companies have their own boards which meet on a regular basis.

The Board is responsible for the quality of service that the college offers to learners and the local community, as well as the financial health and strategic direction of the college. They are also responsible for the employment practices of the college and for setting our vision and mission.

A large team with a broad blend of skills, the board meets monthly to consider strategic developments, systematic monitoring of college and management performance and prescribed compliance reports.

Robust discussion is encouraged at meetings of the board within the conventions of standing orders and committees form a key part of the governance process.

The board members have a strong commitment to continuous improvement in their own practice and annually conduct a rigorous self-assessment

View a copy of our Public Values Statement

View the Instrument and Articles of Government

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    Sean Lyons

    Chair of the Corporation Board

    Sean is an accomplished industrial executive with more than three decades of experience in the steel and manufacturing sectors, where he held high-ranking positions at some of the world’s leading steel firms.

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    Kate Allsop

    Kate joined the Board in 2005. She is currently the Executive Mayor for Mansfield at Mansfield District Council and has been a director of several Mansfield businesses and Trusts in a career spanning 25 years.

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    Ian Baggaley

    Ian joined the Board in 2013 and is an alumni of Vision West Nottinghamshire College who went on to read Construction Management at Sheffield Hallam University. He has 25 years of construction industry experience gained through a development programme before taking on general management roles, with the last 18 years spent at Executive Board level, latterly becoming Managing Director in 2005.

    Outside of construction, Ian has been involved with several industry and education bodies. He was one of the original members of the CBI Construction Council and served as a Regional Council Member of the CBI East Midlands region. He is also a Director of the Midland Builders Federation Trust Company Limited a member-owned organisation. In addition, he is a Governor of the Buxton Cottages Trust an Alms House Association registered charity and a founding Trustee of the Armchair Club Sports Foundation charity.

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    Maxine Bagshaw

    Clerk to the Corporation Board

    Maxine qualified as a solicitor in 1996 and worked in private practice for over 10 years before becoming a clerk. She joined the college in 2007 and works on a part-time basis. Maxine successfully completed the ICSA qualification in FE Governance in 2008. She provides clerking support to a number of organisations including the Inspire and Achieve Foundation established by the principal.

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    Jamie Fryatt

    Jamie Fryatt is a former student of West Notts College and the co-founder and Technical Director of Mansfield based Web Design and Marketing agency SF Media Solutions. The company was formed in 2011 by Jamie and another former student of the College, it has grown steadily over the past five years and employs a former Student of the Year from the College.

    As part of his work with SF Media, Jamie has been heavily involved with the Mansfield Community Voluntary Service as well as giving time for other charitable causes including running a Food Bank at the SF Media offices and working with the Inspire and Achieve Foundation.

    A devoted Mansfield Town fan, Jamie has strong ties to the College and local area and joined the Corporation Board in early 2016 to gain both life experience and to be part of an Award Winning Organisation that has been a large part of this life.

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    Malcolm Hall MBE

    Malcolm is the Managing Director and owner of Hall-Fast Industrial Supplies Limited, a multi-award-winning industrial supplies company which he established in 2006. His business has grown significantly and as well as supplying local firms, the company now exports to over 75 countries and is currently Midlands Exporter of the Year.

    Malcolm works tirelessly within the business community to share his knowledge and experience so that other local businesses and young people can replicate this success for themselves. He has also arranged a partnership with Nottingham Rugby Football Club to provide coaching to local young people to encourage them to widen their horizons and realise their ambitions. Malcolm joined the board in 2012 and hopes to contribute significantly to the development of the college.

    Malcolm was made an MBE in the 2016 New Year’s Honours for his services to business.

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    Jane Hawksford

    Jane works in student support at Vision West Nottinghamshire College. She has worked at the college for over 18 years but the college has been part of her life since 1988. Jane has gained extensive knowledge, experience and qualifications in customer service, business administration and how the Further Education sector has changed over the years. Jane is also the chair of the Staff LGBT group and sits on several steering groups.

    Jane likes to see those that she supports, either staff or students, achieve their potential and be happy.

    Jane is currently studying psychology and mental health.

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    Robyn Hodgson

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    Professor John Holford

    John joined the Corporation Board in 2010. He is currently Robert Peers Professor of Adult Education at the University of Nottingham. Until 2007 he was at the University of Surrey, latterly as Professor and Head of Law and Politics, but he also served on the Council, Senate and Finance Committee, as Head of Educational Studies and as Chair of the Academic Assembly. Before that he worked in adult education for the University of Hong Kong and the Workers’ Educational Association. John is the Chair of the Standards Committee.

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    Lee Radford

    Lee is the Deputy Director for Training, Education and Development for Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and is responsible for a wide range of portfolios such as leadership and management development, medical and nurse education, lifelong learning, NVQs and apprenticeships, professional workforce training and knowledge management services.

    Before working for the NHS Lee spent 24 years working in Further Education within staff development, teacher training and IT training and support.

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    Martin Rigley MBE

    Martin is the managing director of Lindhurst Engineering Ltd which provides engineering services to the UK coal mining industry. The company spans a broad range of sectors; utilities, energy, transport, construction, original equipment manufacturers, food and drink and bio science. His career began with British Coal as a student apprentice electrical engineer, leaving after 15 years to join the family business at Lindhurst in 1994. He is a chartered engineer and holds Eur Ing status (FEANI European Engineer) as well as being an Associate of the Chartered Management Institute and a Member of the Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Materials. Martin has a keen interest in promoting British engineering excellence and steering the agenda for developing technical skills within the sector. He is chair of N2 Employment and Skills Board, a member of the CBI East Midlands Regional Council and a member of the CBI National Enterprise Forum. Martin was made an MBE in the 2016 New Year’s Honours for his services to business and innovation.

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    Mark Williams

    Mark joined the Board in March 2016. A former winner of a ‘Construction News Future Leader Award’, Mark is the North West European Director for Development at award-winning ground engineering specialist, Keller, where his responsibilities include marketing, opportunity, market and revenue development. A software engineering graduate of Nottingham Trent University, Mark has gained significant business experience over the years and he is a keen advocate for the role of business in supporting our educational establishments, young people and developing opportunities to work closer together. He works closely with the Chamber of Commerce, UK Trade and Investment and regularly presents on behalf of the wider industry at national and international conferences and meetings.

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