Innovative Alliance appoints Ian Green as Chief Executive

INNOVATIVE Alliance, the training and staff development organisation which is part of Progress to Excellence Group, has appointed Ian Green to a new role as Chief Executive.

Ian, 49, joins the business to drive its continued strategic growth plans which will heavily focus on training and up-skilling individuals across the country.

Ian was previously Head of Operations at a national training provider, delivering training and apprenticeships to schools throughout the UK. Before that, he was Head of Work Based Learning at The City of Liverpool College and has also held roles of Director of Business Development and at senior management within the FE sector.

Ian’s role at Innovative Alliance was created as part of their growth strategy. His skills, knowledge and behaviours will enable that growth to continue at an accelerated rate. Working as part of a wider group of companies, Ian will draw upon his many strengths and those across Progress to Excellence Group, to ensure the work done to enrich individuals’ lives returns the maximum benefit to them.

He said: “The challenge is huge and the training landscape is once again amid significant change with the advent of Liverpool City Region’s devolution agendas. The work Innovative Alliance undertakes will continue to add that economic boost to the local, regional and national economies.

“We are operating in a fast-paced environment and opportunities are opening up every day to work in partnership with employers to supply and train a workforce of people from varied backgrounds, some of whom may be socially and economically disadvantaged. 

“Increased social mobility is at the heart of what we do, working to drive ambition and give everyone a chance and, for the likes of armed forces veterans and prison leavers, a second chance to learn and get employment.

“It’s an exciting time to be taking on this new post, to make an impact on people’s lives by getting them into jobs, training, re-training and developing them to make change for the better.”

Training at Innovative Alliance includes its Kick-Start programme which targets the complex needs of benefit claimants of Employment Support Allowance, Job Seeker’s Allowance and Income Support who take part in activities for confidence-building, team-building, self-awareness and professionalism, job searching and CV writing.

Its work academies support job seekers and operate in partnership with employers to deliver selection, up-skilling and introduction of new talent while its Job Club helps people to search and apply for jobs best suited to their abilities and goals.

To find out more about Innovative Alliance and its delivery, visit


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