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 Colin_Parker@blackcountryconsortium.co.uk 
  Sandra Boyd – Project Delivery Officer (ESF Skills Factory)
Sandra joined the Consortium in February 2017 as Project Delivery Officer for the new ESF funded project managed by the Black Country Skills Factory. Her role will be to work in collaboration with local providers to deliver a portfolio of bite-sized training courses to tackle the skills gap in the Black Country’s transformational sectors.

Previous to this, Sandra worked in social and economic regeneration for 20 years which included working for a homeless charity in Nottingham, working for Connexions Careers Service in schools and colleges in Telford and to support unemployed young people back into employment, education and training. She has also worked for Telford & Wrekin Council in Economic Development and Special Educational Needs to identify skills gaps and developing training to improve skills for young people aged 16-25.

Favourite Colour: Green
Favourite Film: E.T
Guilty Pleasure: 80’s concerts
Contact Sandra on 01384 471161 or e-mail sandra_boyd@blackcountryconsortium.co.uk

Eileen Steventon: Communications and Marketing Assistant

 Joined the Consortium in December 2017 working on the Skills Factory courses and marketing. Since leaving college I have worked in both the private and public sector. Public sector organisations are my preferred employment. Worked with long term unemployed, getting them job ready and back into long term sustainable employment. I like to end each work day knowing I have contributed to making someone’s life a little better. As a Tipton girl, it’s great being part of the team at the Consortium who work hard to improve and enrich the Black Country and the people who live and work here.

Favourite colour: Purple

Favourite film: Something’s got to give

Guilty pleasure: Patrick Dempsey/Johnny Depp
Contact Eileen on 01384 471133 or e-mail eileen_steventon@blackcountryconsortium.co.uk
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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 angela_moore@blackcountryconsortium.co.uk


  Corin Gregory – Enterprise Co-ordinator
Corin joined the Consortium as Enterprise Co-ordinator in June 2017 to support the Careers Enterprise Company: Enterprise Adviser Programme, recruiting business leaders to work with schools to improve their careers education strategy.

Corin’s passion is to see young people develop in their personal career pathways.  She believes this is no better influenced than through the voice of ‘business’ and enrichment activities to support learners’ decisions in how the world of work, works.
Prior to joining Consortium, Corin worked for Dudley Education Business Partnership on their business ambassador recruitment, enterprise challenges, mentoring and careers enrichment.
Favourite Colour: Yellow
Favourite Film: Erin Brockovich
Guilty Pleasure: Walking on a beach with my Border Collie – destination lunch!
Contact Corin on 01384 471139 or e-mail corin_gregory@blackcountryconsortium.co.uk