Agincare appoints top training expert as Non-Executive Director

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Raina Summerson CEO Agincare

Leading independent care provider Agincare has boosted its Training Now board with the appointment of care sector training and learning expert Andy Tilden as a Non-Executive Director.

Andy will attend board meetings and also offer support, advice and challenge to the Training Now team, which delivers courses to Agincare’s own workforce – some 3,500 people nationwide – as well as to learners from other organisations across the country.

Andy brings considerable skills, knowledge and experience in training and learning standards in the care sector.

His most recent position was Operations Director with Skills for Care, and as a member of the leadership team he was responsible for the strategic and operational running of the company.

Other roles have included starting up a learning and training company, working with the NHS, and course manager, lecturer and tutor for care at Weston College.

Andy possesses a Master in Business Administration from the University of West of England, and sees his appointment with Training Now as a return to an early career spent in wide-ranging social work roles after graduating from Bristol and Birmingham universities.

Andy said: “I’m very aware of Agincare’s work in the community and the drive of Training Now to provide great opportunities to help the workforce make a real difference to improve the lives of the people they support.

“My most recent roles have concentrated on national strategy and operations, so the opportunity to get involved with work more associated with developing the workforce and ultimately helping those who receive care is something that very much appeals to me.”

Training Now specialises in delivering practical social care, education and business apprenticeships, both in-house for Agincare workers and for learners from other organisations nationwide.

It also delivers bespoke short courses, professional qualifications and offers careers advice, support, coaching and more.

Agincare Chief Executive Raina Summerson said:

“I’m delighted to welcome Andy to Agincare. I’ve known Andy and respected his values and commitment to social care for some time and look forward to working with him.

“The portfolio of skills, expertise and knowledge that Andy brings will be a great asset to our Training Now organisation as it continues to grow from strength to strength in the future.”

Training Now is part of the Agincare Group, an independent and leading provider of care in the UK.

Agincare is family-owned and has been providing reliable and professional care for over 35 years, including live-in care, home care, residential care and nursing homes nationwide.

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Raina Summerson CEO Agincare

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