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Meet the Team

At BMet we understand that strong relationships and communication bring commercial success. That’s why our Business Development Employer Engagement team will provide you with:

  • A dedicated and experienced account management team
  • A clear understanding of financial models and government funding opportunities
  • A regular industry update
  • A “hassle free” service.

Business Development Advisors, Managers and Directors

New business generation! This team is fully energised in identifying new business opportunities within both current client and accounts and developing business from new clients that they bring into the business from lead generation activity.

They support clients in looking at how our products in apprenticeships, AEB, Full Cost Recovery streams can help them recruit, train and develop their staff and business. Through our Operations Director, this team is also able to support curriculum colleagues in reviewing product development; looking at meeting employer training and development needs through developing cost-effective delivery models and through close working relationships with Business Development Managers and Advisors we are able to cascade vital and business critical actions and information in relation to apprenticeships – i.e. off the Job tracking; skills scans and audit etc.​​​​​​​


Meet the Team

Suzie Branch

Vice Principal – External Development

To lead the College’s External Relationships including Business Development, Employer Engagement, Work Experience, Schools, Marketing and Stakeholder Relations.

Jeremy Clay

Business Development Managers (BDM)

I began working at BMet in 2016 where I now enjoy the role of working closely with employers across all sectors, developing their workforce.

Lisa Downing

Recruitment & Sales Team Leader

Working closely with the Operations Manager and wider BD Team, to provide a high-quality recruitment service to our employer and candidate client base through overseeing the daily priorities of the recruitment and sales coordinators.

Tricia Harris

Business Development Compliance Officer

I complete health and safety including Equality and Diversity checks with all Employers we engage with to ensure all apprentices are safe in the workplace.  I also provide support to ensure apprenticeship contracts are in place and work with colleagues to ensure bids are written and submitted.

Joel Harrison

Business Development Advisors (BDA)

To work with local and regional employers across the BPS, Accounts and Digital sectors focusing on the generation of new and existing appre​ntices.

Dodou Lette

Adult Education Budget Team

To support recruitment of adult learners via our College’s workforce development offer e.g. Sector Based Work Academy Programmes (SWAPs),​

Paul McCalla

Business Development Managers (BDM)

My role covers a range of activities which include AEB, apprenticeships, FCR/bespoke courses, community engagement, brand awareness,

Alaco Millard


To support the college Sales and Curriculum teams in the generation, development and successful delivery of employer responsive programmes.​

Luke Millard

Adult Education Budget Team

To oversee recruitment of adult learners by promoting the college’s workforce development offer via referral agencies, employers,

Kully Nagra

Senior Team Administrator

I provide Executive support to Suzie Branch-Haddow with primarily diary management and support at meetings.

Mehr-un Nisa

Recruitment and Sales Consultant

I act as the vital link between employers and apprentice candidates supporting clients to select the right candidate for their business and supporting candidates to secure a role that supports their skills, qualifications and interests.

Mike Smedley


To support on commercial aspects and special projects e.g funding and apprenticeship contracts, end point assessment, new product and support​.

Claire Smith

Operations Manager

My role is to support in the development and expansion of business opportunities with both existing and new clients and to continually monitor and review the processes and procedures to ensure we offer our stakeholders the best service. I also manage and develop digital platforms and oversee all recruitment activity within the department.

Tony Smith

Business Development Advisors (BDA)

To work with local and regional employers within Business and Professional Services to help source and place apprenticeships across a wide range of sectors.

Michael Townsend

Business Development Managers (BDM)

Living the apprenticeship dream for 34 years and counting… Working to provide employers with emerging talent that have the skills,

Lyndsay Tudor-Wright

External Funding Contracts Manager

I ensure the effective implementation and management of a range of externally funded contracts delivered across various directorates.

Ricardo Ward

Employer Engagement Officer

I am the first point of contact for enquiries from new and existing employers and I support the Business Development Managers and Advisors

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