Retail Sector Skills Council gets the green light

newly formed Sector Skills Council for the retail industry, Skillsmart, has
been officially launched and presented with a licence to operate.

Lewis, the Minister for Adult Skills awarded the licence to the new bodies
chairwoman, Belinda Earl, chief executive of Debenhams.

will focus on developing a skilled and motivated workforce with productivity
central to improving business success in the sector.

new SSC is a wholly owned subsidiary of the British Retail Consortium (BRC),
but will represent the entire sector regardless of BRC membership.

By Ross Wigham

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