At NSAR’s Annual General Meeting and Skills Symposium, attended by delegates from more than 80 Member organisations, the Minister of State at the Department of Transport announced Mike Brown as the new Chairman of NSAR.
Mike Brown, Commissioner of TfL, was appointed to succeed Chris Fenton as Chairman, following his election as a Director by the Members.
Mike said: ”As the new chairman I’m delighted to support the great work that NSAR does. Also, I’m happy to see industry support for NSAR, especially from Network Rail, Transport for London, ROSCOs and RDG.”
Chris Fenton stood down as Chairman of NSAR after 2 years at the helm.
Neil Robertson said: “NSAR has provided advice on Levy planning to most TOC Groups, Infrastructure owners, Train manufacturers and some Tier 1 contractors.”
The introduction of the Apprenticeship Levy from April 2017 is a significant event for large employers and NSAR is playing an important part.
NSAR has designed an apprenticeship Levy Planner for the rail sector and its Members. The planner is populated with apprenticeship standards and frameworks relevant to the whole rail sector. It enables rail sector Levy payers to plan their apprenticeship programme and understand how much they can draw down against their contribution.
Beth West, Commercial Director HS2, Andy Joy, Managing Director, Carillion Rail, George Clark, Engineering Director, London Underground have also joined NSAR’s Board of Directors.
Platinum Training Provider Award
Another highlight of the event was the Platinum Training Provider Award received only by Morson Vital Training this year after a rigorous inspection.
Matthew Leavis, Group Training Manager who picked up the award said: “The one thing that Morson stands for is our commitment to quality. We always try and base everything around quality. “
Neil Robertson, NSAR’s CEO congratulated Morson Vital Training and said:
“I am delighted to see Morson Vital receive this awards. The NSAR inspection reported exemplary performance in all categories, and some above and beyond touches. I’m pleased the industry quality panel agreed.”
The NSAR AGM and Skills Symposium was sponsored by Ashurst.