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Jenny Holloway-Fashion Enter Ltd

“I have worked with Celia for many years both in her capacity as a manager at Creative Skillset, as an independent consultant and also as an entrepreneur of her own clothing business for dance wear. The later gives Celia that much

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Glen Bascombe, Training Networks Manager ,Creative Skillset

“Celia was approached with a view to scoping a project that involved consultation with apprenticeship training providers across England. She came recommended for her expertise in the subject of delivering vocational qualifications. The brief we set her was challenging yet

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Chas Hubbard, Former Skills Director of Skillfast-UK

Celia was a key member of the Qualifications team at the former Sector Skills Council for the Fashion and Textiles Industry, Skillfast UK, where her role included delivery of the Sector Qualification Reform Programme. Her knowledge of the industry and

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Steve Kay CText FTI Managing Director NWtexnet

For the years that I have known and worked with Celia she has always been organised, committed and flexible to any task that she undertakes. She is genuinely dedicated to the fashion and textiles sector. Her work with developing and

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David Kinson | Training & Development Manager Johnson Apparelmaster

‘I have worked with Celia for a significant number of years in her capacity with the Sector Skills Councils, Skillfast UK, both as a training professional with Johnsons Apparelmaster & an SSC Council Member. Not only have I always found

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Jan Schofield Head of School, Fashion, Art & Design City Of Liverpool College

“I have worked with Celia for a number of years firstly as part of the Lead Provider Network group with Skillfast and more recently with Creative Skillset and her work as an External Moderator with ABC Awards examining body. Celia

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Jayne West Fashion & Textiles Partnership Manager Creative Skillset

“It was an utter pleasure working with Celia on our standards project with the British Fashion Council. Celia managed the dialogue and consultation with the designers in a professional and focussed way whilst having sensitivity to their work schedules and

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Margaret Ramsbottom ABC Awards Lead Moderator for the Fashion and Textile Sector

‘I have known Celia for many years. She is dedicated and she exhibits excellent management skills in all that she does. She is able to prioritize her workload and tackles all projects of allocated work with commitment. She has excellent

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Dr Verity-Gay Hardy National Occupational Standards Manager Creative Skillset

I have worked with Celia, in the fashion and textiles skills industry, for over 7 years now and it is always pleasure to work with her. Not only is she enthusiastic, knowledgeable and thorough, but she is also very engaging

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Ann Randall, Chief Executive – PAA\VQ-SET

PAA\VQ-SET has used Celia Thornley’s services for a number of years and her response has always been professional and knowledgeable.  In our experience Celia demonstrates an empathy with her clients whilst being constructive and supportive with her advice when meeting

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