In association with

Digital Skills Partnership

Working with the government, Local Digital Skills Partnerships (Local DSPs) were established across the country to tackle local digital skills challenges and build thriving and inclusive local economies.

West Midlands Digital Skills Partnership

The partnership brings together passionate digital advocates and leaders from tech businesses and education to create collaborative partnerships to support the region’s commitment to transform lives through digital tech.

Leveling Up Digital Skills

Our Digital Skills Partnership has been created to level up West Midlands skills with the following aspirations:
Local Links

Help link local people to higher level training and opportunities in the region’s booming digital industry

Business Support

Establish the tech needs of employers in the West Midlands and work with them to create a pipeline of skilled, qualified digital staff

Inspire Everyone

To inspire and influence the workforce of the future generation to have the skills to meet the needs of the economy

A Digital Journey For All

Working alongside the Digital Coalition for Digital Inclusion the board is focused on ensuring there is a clear journey from the development of entry level skills and initial digital inclusion to providing a pathway into a successful digital career.

Our Board

Matt Jones (Chair)
Chief Operating Officer

Jane Fallon (Deputy Chair)
Head of Digital – Midlands

Andy Robinson
Chief Executive Officer
Colmore Tang Ltd

Sir Mark Grundy
Chief Executive Officer
Shireland Collegiate Academy Trust

Armand Lebois

John Pritchard
Director & Co-Founder
Accelerate People

Jat Sharma
Principal & Chief Executive
Walsall College

Sarah Slack
Assistant Director of Delivery
Homes England

Dr David Hardman MBE
Managing Director
Bruntwood Sci-Tech Birmingham

Clare Streets
Non-Executive Director
Birmingham Tech

Angela Jeffery
Director of Regional Strategy
Aston University

Jane Wood
Nations and Regions Director
BT Group

Liz Needleman
North Director
BT Group

Wayne Langford
West Midlands Combined Universities

Lee Jones
Non-Executive Director
PS Digital Skills Lead UK

Yiannis Maos
Chief Executive Officer
Birmingham Tech

Claire Spiller
Snr Manager – AWS re/Start Programme EMEA
Amazon Web Services (AWS)

Steve Underwood
Chief Operating Officer
Colmore Tang Ltd

Stacy O’Connor
Digital Creative Lead

Tim Moody
Head of Application and Multi Cloud
Fujitsu UK

Raj Mack
Head of Digital Birmingham
Birmingham City Council

Dan Hoff-Rodrigues
Founder & Director

Nuno Guarda
EMEAR Apprenticeship Lead