CEO, Skills4Stem Ltd.
Sarah Davis is a highly accomplished, pro-active, charismatic female business leader. Deeply passionate about training and education, in 2014, Sarah established Skills4Stem, an industry-focused qualifications provider specialising in providing BTEC, HNC and HND qualifications and career-focused apprenticeships in areas of construction, engineering, and project management with progression routes into professional chartership. The organisation today employs over 35 permanent people and utilises the skills of 40 trainers across the UK, Dubai, UAE and Ireland.
As an FCIOB Chartered Construction Manager and Fellow, undisputed female leader and powerful industry ‘voice’, Sarah has participated in countless Built Environment committees and governing bodies.
Sarah undertook an advisory role (2017-2019) with the Department for Education on the Building Services Engineering T Panel, developing the Building Services Engineering framework for Technical Education pathways for 16-to-19-year-olds.
Sarah has blended a hugely successful professional career with ‘giving back’. A passionate philanthropist, she served as a Magistrate at the Luton and Bedfordshire Magistrates court for ten years, been a Trustee for the Friends of Bedford Hospital and is currently an active Trustee for Heart Academies Trust delivering great education for pupils aged 4-18 and improving life chances for all.
In 2017, Sarah won Bedfordshire Businesswoman of the Year, and in 2019, was included in the EY Entrepreneurial Winning Women UK & European class of the year.