Board

Peter Butters

Executive Director, Phoenix Enterprises

Peter has previous experience as the District Manager of Calderdale & Kirklees Jobcentres as a ‘pathfinder’ for Jobseekers Allowance National policy. He is also the Founder of SYCON and a Board Member. Peter was linked with local partners for the strategy for taking forward the Rotherham New Deal Company, which later became Phoenix Enterprises to deliver New Deal 18-24 (June Measures) and New Deal 25 Plus Pilot. Phoenix Enterprises is an internationally recognized provider of Intermediate Labour Market solutions and the development of Transitional Labour Market Solutions.

Executive Director, Phoenix Enterprises

PB PicPeter has previous experience as the District Manager of Calderdale & Kirklees Jobcentres as a ‘pathfinder’ for Jobseekers Allowance National policy. He is also the Founder of SYCON and a Board Member. Peter was linked with local partners for the strategy for taking forward the Rotherham New Deal Company, which later became Phoenix Enterprises to deliver New Deal 18-24 (June Measures) and New Deal 25 Plus Pilot. Phoenix Enterprises is an internationally recognized provider of Intermediate Labour Market solutions and the development of Transitional Labour Market Solutions.

Executive Director, Phoenix Enterprises
Peter has previous experience as the District Manager of Calderdale & Kirklees Jobcentres as a ‘pathfinder’ for Jobseekers Allowance National policy. He is also the Founder of SYCON and a Board Member. Peter was linked with local partners for the strategy for taking forward the Rotherham New Deal Company, which later became Phoenix Enterprises to deliver New Deal 18-24 (June Measures) and New Deal 25 Plus Pilot. Phoenix Enterprises is an internationally recognized provider of Intermediate Labour Market solutions and the development of Transitional Labour Market Solutions.

Bill shaw MBE

Chief Executive, Dimensions Training Solutions

Bill Shaw is a founding Director of YTP. Bill’s company Dimensions Training Solutions (DTS) has a sizeable cohort of Learners across the whole of Yorkshire training in Hairdressing. DTS has been in existence since 1983 and from a single academy in Wakefield has grown to have academies in Sheffield, Barnsley, Leeds and Wakefield delivering Apprenticeships and Advanced Apprenticeships to around 300 Learners. DTS operate a number of ‘in school’ hairdressing academies in Yorkshire which deliver NVQ 1 and WRQ’s to around 600 young people aged between 14 - 16. Bill is also the longest serving Director, Past Chairman and currently Treasurer of the Hairdressing and Beauty Industry Authority (HABIA) the SSB for the Hair and Beauty sector. A Director of West Yorkshire Learning Providers (WYLP), Immediate Past Master of the Incorporated Guild of Hairdressers and Immediate Past Chairman of the Hairdressing Registration Council for the United Kingdom.

Paul Brackenbury

Operations Director, DC Training and Development Services Ltd

Paul began his career in further education in 1984 as a lecturer in engineering at Doncaster College, teaching on a full range of programmes including YTS, TOPS and ESF. Paul developed the college’s apprenticeship and New Deal programmes before becoming a Business Development Manager. Paul has Chaired DATM on 2 occasions as well as being one of the original directors of YTP. In 2006 Paul became the Operations Director of DC Training to develop and expand the company’s offer and involvement in WBL, during which time the company has developed apprenticeships and more recently Sector Based Work Academies.

Ann White

Director of Quality and Curriculum, EAW Consulting and Barnsley Area Training Managers (BATM)

Ann started her career in the Hospitality sector and worked in venues ranging from Claridges, Cruise Ships to School Meals Service. She then spent approximately 35 years in commercial and government funded training and education industry; carrying out a variety of roles from work-based learning assessing to employer engagement manager. The last 15 years was spent as the Director of Operations. During this time the company where she worked grew from a small, local based provider, to a medium sized regional operation. She joined YTP as a Director in December 2011 when she was appointed Chair of BATM. In November 2012 Ann decided to form her own consultancy and in December 2012 agreed to work as Director of Quality and Curriculum as one of her projects. Since then, she has developed a range of quality processes to strengthen the internal dynamics of the organisation, along with the Director of Operations, Lisa Scott. Ann is a very experienced Ofsted nominee and has successfully lead prime contractors to the coveted Grade 2. As YTP continue their journey to Ofsted recovery, Ann will continue to provide support and improve YTP provision and its members’ directive to ensure the organisation can succeed at our next Ofsted inspection.

The Board of Directors

Rotherham Gary Richardson Independent Seat
Doncaster Michelle Smith YMCA National Training Institute
Rotherham Peter Butters Phoenix Enterprises Ltd
Barnsley Ann White BATM Ltd/EAW Consulting
Barnsley Bill Shaw Dimensions Training Solutions Ltd
Doncaster Paul Brackenbury DC Training and Development Ltd
Sheffield Liam Ryan First Avenue Training Ltd
Sheffield James Moore First Step Sports Group Ltd

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