Cumbrian based Ofsted ‘Outstanding’ training provider Gen2, has just announced the appointment of Paul Storey as their new Managing Director.
Mike Smith OBE, the former CEO, will be retiring at the end of September and from 1st April has taken up a new role with Gen2’s parent company, the City & Guilds Group.
Paul Storey was formerly Gen2’s Chief Operating Offer and has already spent over 10 years in an executive role within the organisation, helping the company grow and develop into one of the leading apprentice training organisations in the UK.
Paul Storey said “I am delighted to be appointed as Gen2’s new Managing Director. We have a fantastic team here at Gen2 who are committed to ensuring that we continually deliver the high quality apprenticeship, degrees and short courses to meet business needs. Since Gen2’s formation our apprenticeship programmes have seen over 2,500 young people move into full time employment in the local area. We are very proud of what we do and in particular the benefits we bring, not just to our customers, but also in the opportunities we help to make possible in the local community. I look forward to the future and continuing to deliver the solutions that allow our customers to thrive and succeed.”
Chris Jones, City & Guilds Group Chief Executive said “I am delighted at Paul’s promotion to the position of Gen2 Managing Director. The experience and enthusiasm he brings for high quality training delivery will be key as Gen2 enters the next phase of its growth and we develop what we plan to be a network of Institutes of Advanced Technology able to serve both the UK and international customers.”