Who’s Who

Kevin Davis


Having led the Ladder campaigns across the West Midlands, Kevin is at the forefront of the Ladder for Greater Birmingham. A strong voice for promoting the apprenticeship brand, he is the Chief Executive of community development trust the Vine Trust Group.

A social entrepreneur, educationalist and experienced non-executive director, Kevin is a tenacious citizen-leader, who brings together partners across the private, public and third sectors in the region and across the UK.

Working to upskill the region

Rob Colbourne OBE

Performance Through People

Founder member of the Ladder Foundation who has played a leading role in the Ladder for Greater Birmingham as Managing Director of award-winning private training provider PTP.

A well-respected ambassador for apprenticeships across the West Midlands, Rob is a winner of the AAC National Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Development of Apprenticeships and represents Providers on numerous Skills Boards. 

Rob Colbourne

Justine Johnson

Ladder Apprenticeship Manager

Helping businesses to recruit and up-skill their workforce through apprenticeships and training, Justine is the lead facilitator for the Ladder for Greater Birmingham.

Also integral to the Ladder for the Black Country and Ladder for Staffordshire campaigns, Justine draws upon extensive experience in business development and fundraising. Able to match candidates with training providers and employers, she is the “go to” person for all Ladder partners.

Justine Johnson
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