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 Bradford TEC Ltd.

Mercury House, 4 Manchester Rd, Bradford BD5 0QL. Tel: 751333, Fax 751344 e-mail: info@bradtec.co.uk.

Website: http://www.bradtec.co.uk

Chief Executive: David Wilkinson. Chair: Howard Bell

Notes:

Finally replaced in March 2001 by the new "West Yorkshire Learning Skills Council" after 10 years.

Set up at the end of 1991 as one of 50 new TECs across the country (there are now 81), with an initial budget of 20 million. First and longest serving chair was Judith Donovan (seven years). Set up primarily as a vehicle for delivering Government Training schemes outside the control of local councils. Now operates with 4 directorates: Training and Education, Business Support, Marketing and Finance.

It's closure, along with the other TECs, was announced in June 1999.

Bradford TEC has been heavily criticised for it's poor performance.

Meetings are closed to the public.

Staff: 101 including 5 Executive directors and 6 "secondees" from the public sector.

Members

NAME

COMPANY/ORGANISATION

POSITION

JOHN PENNINGTON

HOWARD BELL

Provident Financial Plc

chair, Group Chief Executive

IAN HARTLEY

British Wool Marketing Board

Managing Director

DAVID WILKINSON

Bradford TEC

Chief Executive

SIMON BRAY

Bradford TEC

Strategic Marketing Director

MIKE LOWE

Bradford TEC

Operations Director

GEOFF HOPE-TERRY

Bradford TEC

Central Support Director

MIKE HAWKER

Empire Stores

Managing Director

Prof COLIN BELL

University of Bradford

Vice Chancellor & Principal

MANOJ JOSHI

Zeneca Pharma UK

Senior Business Territory Manager

BRUCE MASSEY

Yorkshire Cable & Communications Ltd

Managing Director

TIM BLOTT

Bradford & District Newspapers

Managing Director

ASGHAR CHUGHTAI

Anzeck Plastics Ltd

Managing Director

CHRIS JONES

Door Systems Design

Director

MICHAEL PARKINSON OBE

Airedale Springs Ltd

Chairman

SANDRA NEEDHAM

Bradford Chamber of Commerce

Director

BARRY DEWHIRST

Unijig (Bradford) Ltd

Managing Director

MOHAMMAD TAJ

First Bradford Ltd

Branch Secretary TGWU

 

Former Members:

PAUL MITCHELL

Bradford TEC (to 1998)

MUHABAT HUSSAIN

Perry's Motor Sales Ltd (to March 1998)

JUDITH DONOVAN CBE

Judith Donovan Associates (till May 98)

PROFESSOR DAVID JOHNS

University of Bradford (to Sept 98)

JOHN RYAN CLLR

Bradford District Council (Oct '97 - May '98)

 

 

Accounts (1997)

SOURCE OF INCOME

( 000s)

SPENT ON

( 000s)

Government Contract

Training Programmes

8700

Dept of Education & Employment

13500

Business Support

1900

Dept of Trade & Industry, & Environment

700

Education Initiatives

500

Local Initiatives

1900

By Bidding

Administration

1900

European Social & regional Development

900

UK Government

200

Surplus

800

Other

400

TOTAL

15700

15700

 

Directors Interests in contracts awarded 1997

NAME

COMPANY

( 000s)

JUDITH DONOVAN CBE

Bradford Congress

25

Bradford Chamber of Commerce

30

RICHARD PENN

Bradford District Council

2765

Bradford Congress

25

HOWARD BELL

Provident Financial Plc

3

DAVID WILKINSON

Bradford Chamber of Commerce

30

Bradford Congress

25

MIKE HAWKER

Empire Stores

10

PROFESSOR DAVID JOHNS

University of Bradford

19

Bradford City Challenge Ltd

-27

Bradford Congress

25

BRUCE MASSEY

Yorkshire Cable & Communications Ltd

32

Bradford Chamber of Commerce

30

TIM BLOTT

Bradford & District Newspapers

83

MICHAEL PARKINSON OBE

Airedale Springs Ltd

3

Keighley College

199

RUTH REDFERN CLLR.

Bradford District Council

2765

Bradford Congress

25

MOHAMMAD TAJ

Bradford Congress

25

C W D SUTCLIFFE

Benson Turner (Dyers) Ltd

2

TEC owns, along with Bradford Council, an equal share in Careers Bradford Ltd. and bought services (1997) valued 234,000.

TEC owns, along with Bradford Council, Bradford Chamber of Commerce and University of Bradford, equal share in Bradford & District Business Link Ltd. and bought services (1997) value 632,000 and contributed 67,000.

See also article: Shooting the messenger - training corruption in Bradford.

See also article: Bradford TEC axed!

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Other Links:

Bradford Council

Bradford Congress

Bradford Chamber of Commerce


Updated: March 2001

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