Dave Crew is a director at Weston College, a Business Partner of Somerset Chamber and one of the largest education providers in the South West.
A regular judge for the Somerset Business Awards, Dave has 15 years of experiences of working in further and higher education, and prior to working in education, his career included working for a global recruitment business managing contracts.
Dave is responsible for business growth and commercial strategy at Weston College, who work with over 1,000 businesses in the region training over 2,000 apprentices each year. The College is at the forefront of education reforms being driven by Government, including the new T Level qualifications, and the focus on employer-led reforms of the skills system to respond to the needs of employers.
As a director at the College, Dave is responsible for employer engagement, business partnerships, marketing, and ensuring the College retains its position as one of the leading education providers in the UK.
Dave is driven by a passion to connect businesses with education, creating opportunities for people. He often delivers best practice training on apprenticeships and in 2021, he was recognised by the South West Apprenticeship Ambassador Service as a “Apprenticeship Champion of the Year”.
In addition, Dave is involved in regeneration projects in Weston-super-Mare, and sits on economic development boards in Weston and North Somerset, influencing skills and economic development strategies as the region recovers from the pandemic.