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INSPIRING BUSINESS. STRENGTHENING COMMUNITIES.

Prevista delivers government funded services across four key strands: Skills, Youth Provision, Employability and Enterprise.

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UPSKILLING THE WORKFORCE. INCREASING PRODUCTIVITY.

Prevista has upskilled 40,000 employees across 15,000 businesses through Ofsted Grade 2 apprenticeship provision.

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TRANSFORMING YOUNG LIVES. FULFILLING POTENTIAL.

Prevista has supported 20,000 young people to re-engage with education and progress to college, university and employment.

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DEVELOPING PARTNERSHIPS. CAPACITY BUILDING.

Prevista has an ever growing partnership network of 300+ grassroots providers from across the public, private and third sector.

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ENGAGING EMPLOYERS. SUPPORTING BUSINESSES.

Prevista has relationships with 50,000 startup, SME & large businesses, providing training, recruitment and business advice services.

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I'M A LEARNER

Want to improve your skills, increase your confidence, become more employable and gain promotions? Find out more here.

I'M AN EMPLOYER

Want to upskill your staff and increase productivity through Apprenticeships and Traineeships? Find out more here.

I'M A FUNDER

Want to learn about Prevista's track record of meeting and exceeding funder requirements? Find out more here.

I'M A PARTNER

Want to work alongside Prevista to deliver services to young people, unemployed and entrepreneurs? Find out more here.

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Prevista’s library of case studies show how we have transformed thousands of lives through employment, skills, education and business support services.

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ABOUT PREVISTA

Formed in 1995, Prevista’s ethos is to support every learner, young person, entrepreneur and delivery partner to achieve their maximum potential and ensure that success is sustainable.

Through this broad portfolio of funding we support people of all ages, from a young person at risk of leaving education through to adults achieving Level 5 qualifications whilst in work and entrepreneurs seeking to grow their business.

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Mark Sargeant, Business Development Director

Mark leads the company’s business development, marketing and partnership teams. Since joining Prevista from a large prime contractor in 2011, Mark has been instrumental in Prevista winning over £40m worth of new business through the development of successful bids, building strong stakeholder links across London and forming the Prevista Partnership Network which now has 300+ grassroots providers.

With his role now expanded to encompass social media and marketing, Mark is instrumental in developing the Prevista brand across the London skills, enterprise, NEET and employment landscapes.

James Clements Smith, Managing Director

James joined Prevista in 2003 and became Managing Director in 2004. He was instrumental in developing Prevista’s current offer of joined up services in enterprise, skills, employability and youth programmes.

During his 30 year career James has directed hundreds of government funded programmes supporting marginalised communities and people. He has been a Director of London East Training and Enterprise Council; London East Connexions Partnership and the Big Issue in Scotland.

In 2008, James led a management buyout of Prevista and became the majority shareholder in the company.

Alison Raphael, Head of HR & Lead Auditor

Alison manages Prevista’s Human Resources function, taking responsibility for recruitment, learning & development and performance management. In addition, as a qualified Auditor, Alison oversees due diligence of subcontractors, internal & external compliance and monitoring & implementation of audit actions.

Alison has worked for Prevista for over 10 years in a variety of management roles incorporating HR, quality, claims and compliance.

Alison has a CIPD Diploma in HR Management Level 5, and is CQI certified in ISO9001 & ISO27001

Karly Lattimore, Head of Skills & Quality

Karly has overall responsibility for quality across all Prevista contracts, internally and across our supply chains.

Karly works closely with all delivery teams, leading continuous improvement standards of teaching, learning and assessment, ensuring that all participants in a Prevista programme have a valuable and meaningful learning journey.

Since joining Prevista in 2011, Karly has been instrumental in Prevista achieving and maintaining Ofsted Grade 2, Matrix accreditation, the Merlin Standard and Awarding Body status.

Sha O’Hagan, Head of Employer Services

Sha joined Prevista in 2017 as our Head of Employer Services.

With over 10 years experience in employability and skills funded provision, including working for major industry Prime Providers, Sha has a proven track record of improving performance, quality and launching new contracts. With multi-site management experience and a strong ability to communicate effectively at all levels, Sha is responsible for driving the strategic planning, development and leadership of Prevista’s Employer Services offer.

 

 

Salik Miah, Head of Operations

Salik leads Prevista’s team of Performance Managers and MI & Claims Officers and is responsible for performance management of all external delivery.

Salik has 13 years’ experience working on skills, employment and enterprise contracts. Since joining Prevista in January 2012 Salik has been instrumental in strengthening Prevista’s management information, claims, compliance and control systems and has championed the use of intelligent data to drive performance across the business.

Ola Fagunwa, Head of Finance & ICT

Ola manages Prevista’s finance and ICT teams and is responsible for financial planning, management and control of all Prevista’s government funded projects.

A chartered accountant and member of ACCA, Ola has previously worked for a range of public, private and voluntary sector organisations in senior finance roles.

 

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Steve Passmore, Non-Executive Director

During a 40 year career of public service Steve has held senior roles at government departments with responsibility for establishing and overseeing employment, education, and skills policy and delivery.

More recently, Steve has been undertaking research and consultancy, particularly in the development and introduction of the new Apprenticeship Standards, and is a non-Executive Director advising Prevista’s Senior Management Team on systems, scrutiny, risk and control management and financial governance across the business.

Jacqui Burke, Non-Executive Director

Jacqui has 30 years’ experience as an HR consultant working across a range of sectors. Over the past 15 years she has specialised in providing business, management and leadership skills training and advice for businesses in the education, employment and skills sectors.

As a non-Executive Director, Jacqui has been supporting Prevista since 2006, advising the Senior Management Team on Human Resources issues, including the rollout of our balance scorecard approach to staff performance management.

Susan Fey OBE, FCGLI, BA Hons, PGCE, Non-Executive Director

Driven by a passion for helping young people and adults fulfil their potential, Susan has held very senior roles in education organisations across London including London East Training and Enterprise Council, Tower Hamlets Institute of Adult Education, Business Link London and Barking & Dagenham College.

Susan has been a non-Executive Director at Prevista since 2005, and Chair of the Board since 2010. Susan’s primary focus is supporting the Senior Management Team around governance to ensure Prevista delivers contracts in full compliance with the funder’s requirements.

Peter Thackwray OBE, Non-Executive Director

Renowned for his expertise in the field of enterprise, Peter was Group Director of Greater London Enterprise for over 20 years leading on delivery of large scale public sector contracts including Department of International Trade’s regional services across London and the South East.

Peter supports the Prevista Senior Management Team around the expansion of our enterprise services for pre-startup and existing businesses.

Peter is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and was awarded an OBE for services to International Trade and Small Businesses in London.

James Clements Smith, Managing Director

James joined Prevista in 2003 and became Managing Director in 2004. He was instrumental in developing Prevista’s current offer of joined up services in enterprise, skills, employability and youth programmes.

During his 30 year career James has directed hundreds of government funded programmes supporting marginalised communities and people. He has been a Director of London East Training and Enterprise Council; London East Connexions Partnership and the Big Issue in Scotland.

In 2008, James led a management buyout of Prevista and became the majority shareholder in the company.

LATEST NEWS

01 August 2017
Apprenticeships and Traineeships subcontractors wanted

Formed in 1995, Prevista’s ethos is to support every learner, young person, entrepreneur and delivery partner to achieve their maximum

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10 July 2017
Merton Borough Council Employability Programme contract

Prevista are delighted to announce that we have been awarded the Merton Borough Council Employability Programme contract from London Councils.

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06 June 2017
Youth Provision Advert

GREAT OPPORTUNITY TO SUPPORT YOUNG PEOPLE’S CAREER GOALS Do you HAVE 16-24 YEAR OLDS with no clear plans for further

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