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College director to build on business links.

SUNDERLAND College has appointed an executive director of commercial activity to drive forward its relationship with businesses in the region.

With over 20 years' experience in the public and private sector, Iain Nixon joins the college as part of the senior leadership team helping grow apprenticeship provision, secure European funding and generate commercial activity through a broad range of employer-facing services.

Nixon, a member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, said: "I'm thrilled to join the college at a time when employer and Government investment in skills and innovation is so important to the future prosperity of the North East region as well as UK plc."

Principal Anne Isherwood, said: "Iain has a wealth of experience in the education and business sector and I'm delighted to welcome him to the team. His new role will help to ensure that we have strategies in place to further strengthen our relationships with employers and other key stakeholders."

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Iain Nixon, Sunderland College's new executive director of commercial activity, with principal Anne Isherwood
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Title Annotation:Business
Publication:The Journal (Newcastle, England)
Date:May 27, 2014
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