Building Our Skills – Making Fenestration, Glass and Glazing a Career of Choice has appointed Mark Handley as Partnerships Manager.

Formerly Sales and Marketing Director at Consort Limited, Mark has over 30 years’ experience in the fenestration industry in roles spanning fabrication, installation, technical support, sales and marketing. He will effectively ‘be the face of’ Building Our Skills’ activities, liaising directly with employers and other organisations in the fenestration, glass and glazing industry to raise awareness of the work the organisation is doing, and to engage more support.

The appointment is a key part of Building Our Skills’ formal action plan for the next twelve months, which reflects the campaign’s commitment to bridging the skills gap, and working closely with stakeholders to attract entrants to the industry. Building Our Skills also has at its core the objective of encouraging industry employers to upskill their existing workforce, inspiring and encouraging them to see the industry as a home for their long-term career ambitions, as opposed to just a job ‘for now’.

Commenting on the new role, Mark said:

“I’m delighted to be on the Building Our Skills team and part of an initiative whose objectives and activities I so admire. Like all those involved, I am passionate about the industry, and have seen first-hand over many years the amazing career opportunities there are.  What I want to do now is play a major part in getting that message to the outside world as a key part of our efforts to help bridge the skills gap.”

Mark will be working hard to raise the industry’s knowledge of Building Our Skills’ various initiatives, details of which can be found on the company’s website.

For more information on Building Our Skills – Making Fenestration, Glass and Glazing a Career of Choice – visit www.buildingourskills.co.uk

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