The Board is TQUK’s Governing Body. Board members meet quarterly and are responsible for reviewing the performance of TQUK’s activities, as a recognised awarding organisation and our compliance with Ofqual’s Conditions of Recognition.
Jo Haigh is a partner in fds Corporate Finance Services, with bases in London, Birmingham and Yorkshire, and a partner in the fds Group, a specialist training and development business.
An experienced dealmaker, Jo specialises in putting together the right deal at the right time and in the right format for growing businesses throughout the country. She has bought and sold over 300 companies in the last 20 years specialising in owner managed companies.
She is a regular presenter for the Institute of Directors on corporate governance and mergers and acquisitions.
As a Partner of fds group, a highly successful training and consultancy organisation she founded at the start of the 90’s, she has held circa 40 + Non-Executive Roles over that period in companies across the country and helped many businesses through successful transactions. She has sold 3 of her own companies and undertaken 2 personal MBO’s.
She is a Visiting Fellow at The University of Leeds where she delivers the Corporate Governance development programme for all academic staff wishing to hive off new companies, in addition to training and developing non-executive directors appointed to University Companies whose role is to represent University interests.
She is currently Non-Executive Director of 6 companies; Anchor Magnets Ltd, Sticky Content Ltd, Talent Training and Talent services Holding Ltd, TPD Corporate Finance and Imperative Training Ltd. She also sits on the board for the Angelus Advisory Group, and has a close affiliate relationship with ABG (Arram Berlyn Gardner www.abggroup.co.uk) providing their corporate finance services.
I was responsible for leading TQUK through the recognition process with Ofqual. Now that we are approved it is my role to ensure that we continue this relentless drive and determination to remain fully compliant with the general conditions and grow to become one of the leading. Awarding Organisations in the UK renowned for our world class customer service and our comprehensive range of qualifications.
Before joining TQUK as Head of Awarding Organisation, Katie worked at Ofqual learning about everything 'compliance'. Her duties at Ofqual included:
- Establishing and maintaining regulatory relationships through a programme of proactive and reactive communications, meetings and events
- Maintaining in-depth, up-to-date knowledge of regulatory and policy documents and requirements
- Making judgments and giving advice on compliance issues
- Promoting joined up working between teams and co-ordinating information sharing
- Continuous process improvement to reduce regulatory burden and increase effective working
Now she works closely with Managing Director Andrew Walker to shape TQUK's strategic direction and oversees the other departments.
Paul is our Quality Manager and responsible for coordinating the work of our Subject Experts, External Verifiers and in-house quality staff. Beginning as an Account Manager, Paul progressed to Quality Manager after showing an inclination towards all things process, making him perfect for ensuring all of the awards that TQUK makes are made in line with the procedures we have in place to ensure validity. He can answer any question there is about our quality assurance processes.
Tom started with us as an Account Manger back in the early days when TQUK had only a handful of qualifications to offer. He is now the Operations Manager and responsible for managing the Client Relationship team and co-ordinating his teams work with the other departments. Liaising with the Business Development Team, the Quality Assurance Team and the Qualifications Development Team, he is responsible for ensuring all of our centres receive the level of service they have come to expect.
Adele has been a member of the SMT since the dawn of time. She is an experienced qualification developer and excels at crafting course content into regulated qualifications and works closely with centres wishing to gain regulated status for their own bespoke services as well as managing our portfolio of qualifications throughout their life cycle.