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Important Announcement from Mick Clayton

It is with sadness that I have to share with you the news that Mike Morris GQA’s Chairman since its inception in 2002 has passed away after a short illness.

With a background as a trained engineer working in industry and then for a large part of his career working in education, Mike was perfectly placed to understand the huge value of training and qualifications in raising standards to support both the personal and professional development of individual employees.

Having become chairman he oversaw the sustained growth of GQA from a small single sector awarding body to the organisation it is today, providing over two hundred industry relevant qualifications delivered through over two hundred Approved Centres in sixteen sectors.

I’m sure you would like to join me on behalf of all those associated with GQA in sending our condolences to his wife Jane, his two sons, and his two grandchildren. He will be sadly missed.

We are fortunate that for much of the time that Mike chaired the GQA board, Justin Ratcliffe also served as a GQA Director. Justin was elected as Chairman when Mike retired from his role earlier this year, and has the fullest understanding of everything GQA stands for, and is trying to achieve in the future.

If you would like to speak to me following this announcement please feel free contact Mick Clayton directly.

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