New leader for Henshaws

Nicki Eyre joins Henshaws Society for the Blind (S)
Nicki Eyre joins Henshaws Society for the Blind (S)

A NEW managing director for education and training has been appointed to a charity with bases in Harrogate and Knaresborough.

Nicki Eyre will take up the role at Henshaws Society for the Blind’s college in Harrogate and arts and crafts centre in Knaresborough.

She has previously worked in both the charity and education sectors, including as acting CEO for Action with Communities in Cumbria where she looked after initiatives aimed at supporting rural people.

She said: “During the challenging economic climate, Henshaws continues to offer students with disabilities, and in particular those with visual impairments, the chance to gain skills and confidence for independent living.

“Our innovative and creative approaches ensure that all our students have the best possible experience, and I look forward to continuing the great work already under way throughout the area.”