The latest Learning and Skills Council annual report and accounts highlight some examples of the multi-agency approach. Tucked away at the back of the document is a list of business relationships the quango has enjoyed with organisations that share the same board members.
These include "services provided by Bupa", whose chairman, Bryan Sanderson, is chairman of the LSC. But the man with his fingers in the most pies is LSC board member Sir George Sweeney, who is principal of Knowsley community college as well as being with three outfits that have provided services to the LSC. These are the Further Education National Training Organisation, of which he is chairman, the North Huyton Regeneration Partnership, and the University for Industry.
But FErret hears there is only one for which Sir George would take a bullet: his beloved Knowsley college.
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