Partners & Supporters


We’re lucky to be partnered with Bosch and Salts Healthcare.

Worcester Bosch – 
Employer/Advisor/Chair of Board

“As Chair of the GBSLEP IoT Advisory Board which has been actively supporting the development of the employer led focus of this IoT, we are delighted to see important investment in the region and to ensure employers can work in partnership with the consortia to address the skills deficit for Advanced Manufacturing businesses”

Carl Arntzen, CEO Worcester Bosch

Salts Healthcare – 
Employer/Advisor/Board Member

Lee Cattermole, Learning and Development Manager at Salts Healthcare joined the Institute of Technology as a Director because he is a strong advocate for apprenticeships. He wants to ensure that employers understand that apprenticeships present a huge opportunity and should be part of strategic thinking around the long-term development of skills.


We also have a number of companies who support the work we do.
AluCast - Employer/Advisor

“As a small employer which offers concept to production services for fully machined, high integrity aluminium castings, I am passionate about supporting young people to progress into engineering careers. It is important that small and medium sized engineering companies are consulted when developing training courses - I find it incredibly useful to sit on the Employer Advisory Board at the Greater Birmingham & Solihull Institute of Technology as I have the opportunity to feedback on our workforce development and where we need support with upskilling”

Tony Sartorius, Chairman
Continental - Employer/Advisor

“Working with the Institute of Technology has enabled Continental Engineering Services to inform course development across the region's Colleges and Universities, supporting upskilling and reskilling for the automotive workforce as the UK transitions into exclusively Manufacturing Electric and Hybrid Vehicles”

Neil Heslington, Managing Director
HydraForce - Employer/Advisor

“It is important to us at Hydraforce that we support and develop a diverse workforce. I believe the opportunity to work with Greater Birmingham & Solihull Institute of Technology will be invaluable in expanding our workforce development. Additionally, it is a privilege to support them in their mission to work with under-represented groups, raise aspirations and work towards a more inclusive sector”

Christine Tolley, Head of Human Resources
FANUC - Employer/Advisor


The GBSIoT Stakeholder Advisory Board influences and advises our work acting as a strategic steer and co-deliverer with our activities with learners, schools, communities and outreach. Our key stakeholders include:
Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council
Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce
Aimhigher West Midlands
Birmingham City Council
Greater Birmingham & Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership
West Midlands Combined Authority