Victim Support media and public relations manager Helen Peggs has
joined the Training Standards Council as its first media and
The council is a government-funded body which inspects the 2,000
organisations which provide publicly-funded training. Its findings are
published on the internet only. It was launched earlier this year, with
the aim of ensuring that trainees get good value, high quality training.
It will eventually have more than 400 inspectors.
Peggs, who joined the Oxford-based organisation last week, will handle
external enquiries about inspectors’ reports, promote examples of good
training practice, promote workplace training generally and also
organise the council’s liaison with its inspectors. She is the
organisation’s most senior media and PR figure and will report to Nicky
Perry, a senior inspector.
Prior to Peggs’ work at Victim Support, where she spent ten years and
set up a five-stong press office, she managed an Islington-based
community association which had 35 staff. Victim Support said it would
be recruiting a replacement for Peggs this autumn.