A new Director of Enterprise and Entrepreneurship has taken up her post at Warwickshire College this week.
Marla Nelson joins Warwickshire College in the role which reflects the college’s commitment to enterprise and entrepreneurship. As a founder member of the Gazelle Colleges Group, Warwickshire College offers students more than just a qualification – equipping students to be confident, innovative, resilient, enterprise-aware and willing to ‘have a go’, in order to prepare them for personal, social and economic success in their future careers.
Marla, who grew up in Warwickshire, brings a wealth of experience from previous roles within the enterprise arena, where she specialised in economic regeneration, developing projects and initiatives aimed at increasing the numbers of people successfully starting and growing their own businesses or social enterprises.
As an entrepreneur herself, Marla is also listed in the “One World Action” Top 100 Women: The Unseen Powerful Women Who Change The World (Business & Entrepreneur Category). Most recently she has been running her own successful marketing and business development consultancy, which has included advising aspiring and existing business owners and social entrepreneurs on how to survive and thrive in difficult economic times.
She says, “I’m passionate about creating the conditions and opportunities for young people to become dynamic and innovative business leaders of the future; whether they become their own boss, or are working for somebody else.
“I look forward to working with everyone to ensure the college not only meets its entrepreneurial college goals, but is an example of best practice in doing so.”