The WineGB Management Advisory Committee has many working groups each focusing on a specific topic or issue for the industry. Jeremy Kerswell, Principal of Plumpton College, will now lead the WineGB Training and Education committee. WineGB will benefit enormously from his experience in land based education.
Originally from West Sussex, Jeremy grew up on a small holding and studied Animal Science at Reading University. After a short period of employment within both the animal and agricultural industries, he decided to forge a career which would combine his passion for the natural environment with education. Having previously worked at other land-based colleges, including Brinsbury and Hadlow, Jeremy was appointed as the head of Cannington College in 2008, a successful land-based college in Somerset, and was known amongst his peers as the driving force behind its success, until 2015.
Jeremy has worked extensively with employers over the past ten years to help shape training and development needs across a range of different sectors, and is delighted to be able to lead the Training working group for WineGB.
‘Plumpton has deservedly established an excellent reputation across the wine industry as a result of the many graduates that have played a significant role in its growth and development, but I’m keen to take a fresh approach and look at the training needs of the industry and recognise the importance of any new provision being accessible on a national scale’. Commented Jeremy.