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Our Team

Colin ParkerColin Parker - Skills Factory Director

Colin has worked for over 30 years in the Automotive Component Industry as an Operations Manager, Plant Manager and Head of Operations. Colin is a qualified (chartered) production engineer with a degree in Mathematics.

Having worked for Lucas, Perkins, Denso, Honda & TRW in diverse process from Body in white to electronics manufacture, Colin has ‘suffered’ skills shortages at the sharp end so his role as Skills Factory Director is a good chance to try and improve the situation for the next generation of manufacturing operations leaders.

Favourite Colour: Blue
Favourite Film: The Full Monty
Guilty Pleasure: Watching the gardener cut our lawn at home!

Contact Colin on 07944 268709 or e-mail 

Jaswinder JanduRoss Taylor - Communications & Marketing Officer

Ross joins the Consortium from Dudley Council where he was responsible for income generation within the Communications and Public Affairs team; a role which was specifically created and tailored for him. Previously, he worked as a sales representative for the Express and Star and as a Campaigns Manager for Business Link West Midlands. 

In his role as Communications and Marketing Officer, Ross will be drawing on his years of expertise from working within the Black Country to implementing the marketing projects of the Black Country Skills Factory. 

Favourite colour: Pink
Favourite film: Jaws
Guilty pleasure: Retro video games

Contact Ross on 01384 471139 or e-mail

Andrew Stott

Angela Moore – School and Business Engagement Officer

 Angela joined the Consortium as School & Business Engagement Officer in July 2016 working as a Coordinator on the Careers & Enterprise Company: Enterprise Adviser Programme, recruiting business leaders to work with schools to improve their careers education strategy. 

With over 16 years’ experience designing and managing training provision for young people for whom mainstream education was not effective, and supporting unemployed adults and apprenticeships; Angela’s interest lies in finding new and exciting ways to motivate people to reach their full potential. 

Angela has over 10 years experience in the hotel sector working on new build and refurbishment projects for a large hotel chain. She eventually gave that up to support the start-up of a furniture manufacturing business. 


Favourite Colour: Fuschia
Favourite Film: Ice Age
Guilty Pleasure: Home design programmes

Contact Angela on 01384 471163 or e-mail