Sam Coles

Sam Coles

I work as the link between Newground and our network of local employers. I meet with both existing and new businesses to better understand their Vision and Values as well as how we best support their employment strategy.

I joined Newground in 2020 so have seen first-hand the struggles endured for employers. During this critical time there have also been successes, created by those employers who have worked smart and maintained their Social Values and commitments to the community. At Newground we have helped them do this by matching our 100% funded recruitment, placements and ongoing training services.

Over the past 20 years I’ve predominantly worked in either the fashion or drinks industry in International Sales and Marketing. I’d love to tell you that travelling around the world sampling the best beers on every continent wasn’t as glamourous as it sounds, but I’d be lying. What I can tell you is that if an employer hadn’t put their trust in me all those years ago, I wouldn’t have had those amazing opportunities.

If we can work with employers willing to help just one young person get a similar opportunity, then together we will be making a huge difference.