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James Hart

Managing Director


With over 15 years in the Skills sector James has previously held a wide variety of roles including Business Development Manager leading field sales team, managing stakeholder engagement and bid writing. Since 2012 James has worked as a consultant within the education & skills sector.


James specialises in bid writing, finding funding and partnership management. With  15 years’ experience within the skills and education sector, James has excellent knowledge of funding streams, delivery mechanisms and the wider skills landscape.

Over recent years James has constructed SFA, ESF, DWP and Local Authority bids, winning over £20 million of funding.

Latest news & knowledge

Quality of apprenticeships and skills training inquiry launched

The Education Committee launches inquiry into the quality of apprenticeships and skills training.

Purpose of the inquiry

While many independent training providers and further education colleges are providing excellent training, too much provision is poor. For example, Ofsted last year reported that 37% of apprenticeship providers were less than good.

The inquiry examines whether employers, learners and tax payers are getting sufficient value for the time and money invested in training, and whether more needs to be done to detect poor-quality provision.

The inquiry  also looks to uncover barriers faced by the socially disadvantaged in accessing skills training and consider how Government funding can be used to remove these barriers.