MEET THE BOARD

Carole Carson

Non-Executive Director

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Following a career in senior leadership spanning the skills and employment services sectors, Carole now operates as a non-executive director, supporting businesses to drive strategic vision and support good growth; ensuring great governance standards. Bringing with her a wealth of experience from a range of training settings, Carole has a keen focus on the achievement of the operational and strategic business objectives.

Kerry  Bentley

Managing Director

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Kerry founded DBC in 2000 after completing an apprenticeship.  She is responsible for the day to day running of the business  and strategy across the whole business. Kerry has been involved in the sector for over 20 years and began her career as a Business Administration Apprentice, quickly working her way up to Director level for a national company. 

Anthony Smith

Head of Strategic Development

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Anthony has over 12 years’ experience in business development, bid management and stakeholder engagement within the employability, skills and justice sectors, having worked for a number of national training providers. Anthony has a proven track record of winning new business with commissioners including DWP, ESFA, JCP, Mayoral Combined Authorities, Big Lottery, MOJ, and levy-paying public and private sector employers.

Adam Barnes

Director of Business Growth

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Adam started as a teacher in FE and quickly moved into employer engagement. Having worked across both public and private sector training providers for the last 10 years he operates with a transparent, collaborative approach. Within DBC, Adam is responsible for all aspects of business growth, client engagement and account management.

Frances Drew

Chief Operations Director

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Frances has with a wide range of experience and skills and has been Quality and Operations Director for a large college and Quality improvement Director for a national training provider, which she was responsible for the delivery and quality of over 7000 learners. Frances has over 8 years’ experience in the sector of which the last 3 years of her career have been at board level driving business improvements and focussing on quality. 

Vicki Zolkiewicz

Finance Director

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Vicki completed 6th form and started her working career on a management programme with a large supermarket.  After the first few months she decided that it wasn’t for her. Undecided on what to do next, she joined DBC to upgrade her Microsoft Skills. Vicki now has over 10 years’ experience in the training industry, starting at DBC as an apprentice. She worked her way up managing a large supply chain and then became operational lead for the business.  Her strength is figures and she loves a good spreadsheet.