Viv Compton is Director/Founder of Industry Learning Solutions Limited (ILS), a Costain Supply Chain approved, staff development company working with manufacturers across Wales and the UK. Viv believes in delivering exceptional customer service and, as a Skills Ambassador and in her own business, works in partnership with industry to manage a broad range training needs. In response to demand, Viv specialises in Lean Manufacturing, Operational Excellence and ILM Management.
Viv has been providing staff and organisational development solutions for over 20 years - managing the relationship between industry and education partners to ensure companies maximize the opportunities available to them for Levy funding and a ROI. Through this collaborative approach she was instrumental in developing, securing and piloting a new tailored Apprenticeship Team Leader programme for Honda of the UK Manufacturing Ltd incorporating engineering training provided by a Welsh FE college in a three-way partnership.
With industry experience gained in Exxon Chemical geotextiles manufacturing and ICC (Telcordia) building market-share in the UK, European and American markets, Viv now supports Wales’ supply chain companies in Aerospace, Automotive and Nuclear. Viv holds a Masters’ degree in Education Management, is a Governor on the executive board of the largest FE college in Wales, sits on the steering group of the Wales Nuclear Forum and in 2017 was appointed Skills Ambassador to the Aerospace Wales Forum. She keeps bees and produces her own woodland honey.
A recent graduate of Cardiff Metropolitan University’s sector leading 20Twenty Business Growth programme Viv says. “I am a strong advocate of life-long learning at any age. Employers who choose to develop their staff with work-relevant skills are investing in the future of their company and sending a strong motivational message to the individual. With Brexit around the corner, a motivated workforce could become a company’s strongest asset."