Stephen Bashford

Head of Business and Skills at West of England Combined Authority

About Stephen Bashford

Stephen has over ten years’ experience in the field of economic development – with a strong focus on supporting business growth, investment and skills development – working for a range of organisations in both strategic and delivery roles. He has led the successful design and implementation of interventions, secured significant levels of funding and investment, and delivered positive outcomes for businesses and communities.

Stephen is currently Head of Business and Skills at the West of England Combined Authority, with lead responsibility for portfolio of services including devolved Adult Education Budget, Invest Bristol & Bath, the WoE Growth Hub and a number of sector-led initiatives designed to build on the region’s unique economic strengths.

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