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Welcome from the Careers and Enterprise Co-ordinator

I am the Enterprise Coordinator, part of the Bridge GM team at Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA). We are working in partnership with The Careers and Enterprise Company (CEC) to expand the Enterprise Adviser Network to bridge the gap between education and the world of work.

I manage the Enterprise Adviser Network in Oldham, and support all secondary schools and colleges in the area, including Waterhead Academy, to improve the provision of careers education and provide more opportunities for the students to have high quality and meaningful encounters with businesses. I am supported by senior business volunteers, who work individually with one school or college to develop forward thinking careers education and employer engagement programmes, aligned to the Gasby Benchmarks, the framework for good careers education, information, advice and guidance. If you would like any further information, please don’t hesitate to contact us at www.bridgegm.co.uk.

I am delighted to introduce you to Anna Short the Enterprise Adviser for Waterhead Academy. Anna and I work with Mr Wilson, the Careers Leader at Waterhead Academy and the wider careers team.

"With a life-long love of marketing and business development across public and private sector, Anna has nearly 30 years of experience to share. Following a corporate career of 23 years across a range of industries, Anna went on to set up her own business, Boo! Marketing which provides marketing consultancy, coaching, workshops and marketing support to small businesses and marketing apprentices."

"Anna is passionate about supporting the local business community, as well as the wellbeing and careers of young people, all with the aim of helping others realise their potential to succeed by doing what they enjoy most."

Sarah Power; Enterprise Coordinator, GMCA