Michael Sharman, Business Skills Adviser
Tel: 07881 551970

I initially began my journey within the Skills sector on an Apprenticeship within a Further Education setting, I held the role of an Employer Engagement Adviser within the Business Engagement team which included working closely with businesses ranging from Micro – Large.

Most recently, I worked as a Business Skills Adviser with the Local Authority, I worked closely to form professional relationships with businesses and carried out Business Needs Analysis to identify skills gaps, working with the businesses to find training solutions.

I am delighted to be working on the SMART SKILLS programme. SMART SKILLS will help businesses right across the county up skill their employees and aid business growth. I look forward to developing professional working relationships with businesses right across Devon.

Abi Bunt, Business Skills Adviser
Tel: 07786 190988

My adventure in the training and skills development sector started with a Business Administration apprenticeship at a further education college. My experience spans a wide range of disciplines, from business development, student administration and coordinating apprenticeship opportunities for employers.

My role at SMART SKILLS is to support businesses, helping them to identify skills gap and take advantage of fully funded training courses for their workforce. It’s a role I love, and I get great joy from liaising with employers to get the very best for their business and employees.