Nottingham College CEO Nottingham City Business Club guest speaker

At the event, John spoke about how they are shaping the curriculum to meet the needs of industry which includes setting up industry advisory boards to act as a conduit between the college and business.  He was encouraging people to get involved.

John was appointed to the CEO role to oversee the merger between Central College Nottingham and New College Nottingham (NCN) to create the new Nottingham College – now one of the largest further education colleges in the UK.

Prior to joining the College, John held a number of previous senior public sector positions, including being Chief Executive of Stoke-on-Trent City Council and Torridge District Council, as well as managing director of major companies including Pepsico and graphics specialist Spandex.

Nottingham City Business Club was established in 1924, with its membership comprising of senior representatives of the local business community. The club is sponsored by national law firm Buckles, who have an office in Nottingham city centre.

The club holds monthly lunch meetings for members to meet fellow senior business people in the city, with different prominent guest speakers featuring at each event.

President of the club, Mark Deakin, added: “John was a great guest speaker and a number of people who were at the lunch have already expressed an interest in the advisory boards.  We hope very much therefore that the college and our members can benefit from the event and the introductions made.”

Vernon Coaker, Labour Member of Parliament for Gedling, will be the guest speaker at the next Nottingham City Business Club event which takes place on Friday 18 May 2018.  He will be talking about Brexit and encouraging local business.