Meet the Skills & Apprenticeship Hub Team

Lee Cattermole

Skills Hub Manager

Having taken on the management of the Skills Hub in November 2021, I am using over 28 years of experience in creating organisational and workforce development solutions across multiple sectors to bring connected insight into the development of a strategy for your organisation. During this period, I have had the opportunity of working for training providers, sector bodies and qualification awarding bodies so will be able to provide insight, guidance, alongside my team, on both commercial training solutions and funded initiatives such as the Apprenticeship schemes.

In 2020, the GBSLEP Skills Hub was launched – a dedicated team skilled in helping focus on the needs of the business to survive and thrive using one of the most valuable resources, its staff.

E: lee.cattermole@gbslepgrowthhub.co.uk

Eva Alos

Project Manager

I currently manage two ESF Projects for the Skills HUB, GBSLEP. A highly experienced, innovative, and effective leader who has consistently delivered results to tight time constraints in challenging environments and interacts with its stakeholders in order to achieve the desired outcome and enhance accountability. I have Extensive project and people management experience in a variety of fields, as well as experience in prioritising issues, assessing risks, and making decisions under pressure.

E: eva.alos@gbslepgrowthhub.co.uk


Claire Battersby

Marketing Project Manager

My role is to support the Skills Hub make an impact using marketing and events as platforms to reach businesses throughout the GBSLEP area. I engage with businesses, training providers and partner organisations to create engaging content in line with our strategy and targets. The Skills Hub is working to reduce the skills gap in all businesses in the GBSLEP area. 

E: claire.battersby@gbslepgrowthhub.co.uk


Ashi Sattar

Apprenticeship Adviser

I have been working within the skills and education sector for over 20 years. As the apprenticeship advisor at the GBSLEP I work with employers to design and develop a totally demand led approach to training, bringing all the expertise and support services that are available in our area under one umbrella – a one stop shop for businesses to have their training and skills needs met. I work with  employers on their training needs analyses and develop a bespoke skills plan that identifies appropriate programmes and provision in a focused package of support to purely meet their business needs.

E: ashi.sattar@gbslepgrowthhub.co.uk 

Helen Newman

Apprenticeship Adviser

I am one of the Apprenticeship Advisers within the Skills Team at the Growth Hub. My role is to offer advice and guidance for any Apprenticeship query for businesses throughout the Greater Birmingham and Solihull area. I meet employer needs and support the Apprenticeship process throughout so that the training of employees is met to support growth and development of their workforce.

E: On maternity leave, please contact info@gbslepskillshub.co.uk 


EVELIA Battersby

Skills Broker

I am an Employer Engagement specialist with a passion for Training and Business Development. My role is to advise and connect SME’s to the wider world of Skills for Growth funding opportunities. By providing honest and impartial advice, I connect businesses that are equally passionate about investing in the development of their employees with the right skills solutions for their workforce. If you are an SME and would like to know more about how the Skills Hub can support you, please feel free to contact me directly via:

E: evelia.brown@gbslepgrowthhub.co.uk

MICHAEL WHILES

Skills Broker

My role is to offer tailored 1:1 training and skills development advice and guidance to companies across Greater Birmingham and Solihull LEP region. I specialise in assisting companies to become more effective by holding skills in depth, enabling them to overcome trading challenges, develop growth plans and to be equipped for the future.If you feel your business could benefit from a free and impartial discussion about your business and what skills support may be available to you, please do not hesitate to contact me.

E: michael.whiles@gbslepgrowthhub.co.uk

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