Teresa Scott FIEP - Kennedy Scott
For the last 28 years Teresa has been the CEO of Kennedy Scott, which she founded to support people to achieve their potential and progress in their careers and lives and this remains central to the organisation today.
Launched at the outset of outsourced Employment services in the UK, KS has evolved and grown generically under Teresa's leadership, developing an excellent reputation for rising to the many challenges posed by government policy over the years.
Teresa has a passion and drive for excellence and innovation through teamwork, whilst keeping the customer at the heart of all she does. Kennedy Scott has been a Corporate Affiliate Partner of the IEP for many years supporting the Board and Corporate Affiliate Partners with financial and individual resource.
Teresa’s experience includes Vice Chair and Chair of the ERSA Media, Policy and Communications forum, involved in developing a media engagement strategy for ERSA, its membership & the wider Welfare to Work industry and projecting a positive image in the media. She is also a Board Advisory Member of Spiral, a Social Enterprise offering support to disaffected 14-16 years in London to prevent them becoming NEETS. Her present experience as a local councillor has given her good insight into the opportunities afforded by localisation and the workings of local government. Teresa has also facilitated the promotion of the IEP throughout our company events, hosting regional and local forums for the IEP to promote their work around the country.
Heading up an organisation which relies on the quality and training of dedicated and talented people, Teresa is committed to supporting individuals to progress through IEP and Industry standard qualifications. The values, mission and ethos of KS mirror those of the IEP and she is particularly keen to support individuals who have had to overcome adversity, ill health or disability to achieve their potential.
Teresa’s enthusiasm and commitment extends to the exploration of new opportunities for the IEP including the development of a wider reaching strategy, which has the possibility of extending internationally, an important consideration in the era of a global marketplace.