FH to promote London TEC Council

The London TEC Council, which represents the capital’s seven Training and Enterprise Councils, has chosen Fishburn Hedges to handle its PR and public affairs.

The London TEC Council, which represents the capital’s seven

Training and Enterprise Councils, has chosen Fishburn Hedges to handle

its PR and public affairs.



The agency’s key task will be to emphasise the role London TECs play in

developing the city’s training and skills base, enhancing the capital’s

competitiveness, in its economic development and in tackling social

exclusion.



David Blunkett, Secretary of State for Education and Employment

announced a Government review into the role of training and enterprise

councils in May.



There have been concerns that the system of developing training through

TECs is too bureaucratic, and the organisations have also faced problems

with fraudulent claims.



One of the key issues facing TECs is how to convince the Government that

they can help to deliver parts of its agenda, such as the New Deal job

creation scheme, equal opportunities and life-long learning.



’It is very important that public affairs and PR are integrated,’ said

Fishburn Hedges consultant Victoria Tate. ’We will be targeting the

media and opinion formers with the message that TECs provide key

services to new and small businesses.’



TECs were set up by the Conservative government in 1990 and receive

funding from a number of Government departments, although their primary

source is the Department for Education and Employment.



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