The Board

Debbie-Tagoe-smDebbie Tagoe is director of Mode, a work-based training company providing apprenticeships, NVQs and other industry-approved qualifications in barbering, call centre operations, customer care, hairdressing and performance skills. Mode also runs an extremely successful alternative curriculum programme in local schools. Debbie is also chair of Liverpool Providers Network.


Helen-Eaton-smHelen is Assistant Principal Partnerships and Development at Myerscough College. The college, which dates back to the 19th century, specialises in education and training for the land-based and sports industries, delivering a wide range of qualifications. Helen is chair of the Knowsley Provider Network 

Jackie-Shopland-Reed-smJackie Shopland-Reed is manager of Lite Ltd St Helens and Lite (Stockport) who deliver specialist training for the animal care industry. Lite has been awarded Beacon Status for both their sites and graded as outstanding by Ofsted. Jackie is vice chair of the St Helens Provider Network.

Kris-Flavin-smKris is director of Progress Sports Ltd, which specialises in training in active leisure, sport and recreation, providing Apprenticeships, e2e and schools programmes. Kris is also member of Knowsley and Halton Learning Provider Networks and sits on the Liverpool 14 to 16 Provider Network.


Paul-SheronPaul Sheron is Assistant Director of North West Community Services Training Ltd. NWCS specialise in Healthcare & Business Skills Apprenticeships and also offer pre-apprenticeship & commercial provision. NWCS are a Grade 2 Ofsted provider and have two operational offices in the Liverpool area. Paul is also Vice chair of the Knowsley Provider Network.



Ruth Smith

Ruth Smith is managing director of Asset Training, one of the largest providers of Apprenticeships and work based learning provision on Merseyside. They also deliver Key to Apprenticeships programmes and specialist health and safety courses. Ruth is also chair of the Sefton Provider Network.