Bromleys’ Laura Stansfield has been appointed as a governor of award-winning Tameside College.

Laura, who is the head of Bromleys’ wills, probate and planning for the future department, said she aims to assist the college by using her skills, experience and insight to help improve the life chances of its students.

Tameside College, which operates from four sites in Ashton-under-Lyne, has 6,500 students and 360 staff.

It is led by principal Jackie Moores, who said: “We are delighted to welcome Laura as a college governor.

“Our governing body already includes people who work in education, human resources, local government and finance, and we were seeking someone with legal expertise to expand the skill base.

“We approached Bromleys because the firm is a key local employer with whom we have worked in partnership for a while.

“Staff from Bromleys have been guest speakers at our careers events, and we have seen how the firm makes a great contribution to the area in other ways.

“Laura fits the bill perfectly to be successful as a governor and hopefully she will enjoy her role and see it as a positive way of giving back to the community.”

Speaking about her role, Laura said: “It’s great to have the opportunity to be a board member and play a role in strengthening the local economy.

“The college not only provides education but also prepares students for the workplace. There is a big difference between knowing how to do something on paper and being ready to go out into the world. The college works hard with local businesses to develop the skills necessary for its students to be ready to take on a job.

“I feel very privileged to be part of this and be able to give something back to the local community.

“I have been very fortunate to have a good education and career and would like to use the skills I have to help others where I can.”

Jackie Moores & Laura Stansfield (left to right)