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SummitSkills renews focus on most valuable activities

A restructure announced this week by SummitSkills, the sector skills council for building services engineering, aims to sharpen its focus on activities which bring greatest value to the heating and ventilating industry.

The business environment remains challenging but trade associations in the sector are determined that SummitSkills remains able to resource effectively the work that it undertakes on behalf of employers.

Chief executive Keith Marshall OBE said: “We, like many other organisations, have had to review what we do and how we do it. We have identified those activities of greatest value to the sector, and our new structure will deliver these. Importantly it will also allow us to prioritise income generation and increase the sustainability of our organisation.

“SummitSkills will continue to work on behalf of the sector on standards, qualifications and apprenticeships, at a time when these issues are more important than ever for the workforce. It is essential that apprenticeships are a quality product and that modern, up-to-date occupational standards and qualifications are developed.”

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