Since around 2005, both Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire have operated independent provider networks formed of local training providers. In August 2012 it was agreed that the two networks would merge to form The Bedfordshire & Hertfordshire Provider Network.

We now have a membership of 70 organisations including independent training providers, Colleges, and partner agencies including the Skills Funding Agency, National Apprenticeship Service, Jobcentre Plus and local authorities.

Meet the team



Anna Morrison, Manager of the Bedfordshire & Hertfordshire Provider Network

Anna has managed the Hertfordshire Provider Network since 2007 and has continued to manage the recently formed Bedfordshire & Hertfordshire Provider Network. She has a great deal of experience in working across the area for the benefit of members, tirelessly chasing opportunities for providers to be represented in local skills planning & strategy and ensuring that everyone is kept up to date with local, regional and national initiatives.

Mark Pike, Chair of the Bedfordshire & Hertfordshire Provider Network

Mark has been an active member of both networks since 2005 through many different roles that he has held with training providers, including the TEC’s and LSC.  He has recently been appointed to the role of Chief Executive Officer with Develop and has been able to bring his detailed knowledge of Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire together for the benefit of all members.

Sarah Mortimer, Deputy Chair of the Bedfordshire & Hertfordshire Provider Network

Sarah has enjoyed a varied career working within many training establishments within Bedfordshire and as such is able to bring an excellent mix of experience to network discussions. Currently Deputy Principal of Central Bedfordshire College.