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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 60,000 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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LATEST NEWS

Prevista presents at Westminster Briefing

Japanese delegation visits Prevista to discuss success of Social Investment in London

Prevista support IYS to break into Apprenticeship market

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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.

Gayane Ghazaryan, Head of Employer Engagement

Gayane manages Prevista’s employer engagement function. Leading our team of high experienced Employer Engagement Managers, Gayane’s key role is to build lasting relationships with employers.

Gayane joined Prevista in 2015 and has extensive experience assessing and delivering qualifications, engaging small and large employers in growth sectors, project management, sales, marketing and event management. She has also taught Advanced Professional Development to MBA students.

 

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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Janette Faherty OBE, Non-Executive Director

Janette is one of the UK’s top entrepreneurs; she built Avanta Enterprise Ltd over 30 years on the premise that businesses could do well by doing good.

Highly influential in the Welfare to Work industry, Janette was, until recently, the Chair of the Institute of Employability Professionals which she helped found.

Janette joined the Prevista board in early 2015 and uses her extensive networks and knowledge of what works to help with the design of supply chains and innovative solutions for learners.

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

14 December 2016
Prevista presents at Westminster Briefing

The Westminster Briefing workshop conducted on 1 December 2016 was attended by over 50 people representing organisations who support young people

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04 November 2016
Japanese delegation visits Prevista to discuss success of Social Investment in London

In September Prevista welcomed a delegation of academics from Meiji University in Tokyo to discuss our innovative social investment model.

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18 October 2016
Prevista support IYS to break into Apprenticeship market

Prevista take great pride in supporting our partners to achieve new feats that enable learners to gain the best possible

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