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Led by employers, our job is to transform the skills and productivity of the people who power our engineering and advanced manufacturing technologies sectors, enabling UK industry to compete on the global stage. We bring together employers and education to focus action on skills.

Joanne Iceton - Head of Commercial (Interim)

joanne-iceton3Joanne Iceton joined Semta in 2005 as a Personal Assistant and has developed and progressed through the company, recently taking up the position of Head of Communications and Public Affairs.

She is a highly motivated, committed and professional individual operating successfully as part of the executive team.

Deploying expert organisational and stakeholder-relationship skills, she currently assumes total responsibility for a key function within the business. She is customer-focused and quality-driven with fluent communication skills and one who is sensitive to the impact of change both within the organisation and externally. She has developed strong internal and external relationships using highly-developed interpersonal skills.

Joanne leads on the management of our external Marketing and PR contract ensuring that all targets and deliverables are fully met. She also delivered the marketing and communication milestones relating to Semta’s recent UKCES Employer Investment/Growth and Innovation Fund Projects on target and to budget, these projects were in excess of £5 million.

The inaugural Semta Skills Awards that were held in February 2014 were designed and delivered in house by Joanne and her team. They are now the most high profile and prestigious awards in the advanced manufacturing and engineering sector's calendar.

Outside of her work Joanne is a Company Director of a company that specialises in Project Management.

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