11/10/2007 - TV 'Dragon' Bannatyne signs up to Skills Pledge
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Duncan Bannatyne, star of BBC TV’s Dragons’ Den and a major regional and national employer, is putting his weight behind a major new initiative to improve the skills of the workforce and make the nation more competitive and profitable.
Mr Bannatyne, Chairman of the Bannatyne Group, which includes health clubs, hotels and spas, has signed the ‘Skills Pledge’, a joint government and CBI initiative, supported by the Learning and Skills Council (LSC) North East, aimed at encouraging employers to train their workforce. The businessman has committed to increasing the number of people in his organisation with a minimum NVQ Level 2 qualification.
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