Name: Andy Wright

Position: Group Managing Director

Email: Andy@essexprovidernetwork.com

Andy has worked in the Learning and Skills sector since 1992, when he established Central Training Group (CTG), an amalgamation of Central Graphics Academy and Central Hairdressing Academy.

In 2001 Andy went on to establish Lifeskills Solutions which for a number of years specialised in Foundation Learning-type programmes and was the most successful e2e provider in London. Central and Lifeskills now work in partnership and each hold large Skills Funding Agency and Education Funding Agency contracts and train in excess of 2,500 learners per year.

Andy is also a board member of the Southend 14-19 Learning and Skills Strategic Partnership. Being a great advocate of collaborative working and the promotion of Work Based Learning in every sector Andy was very active in the establishment and success of the Nova Partnership in 2004 which was one of the three consortia set up across Essex to promote work based learning and apprenticeships.