Lord Young of Norwood Green; Chair of the Non-Executive Board for FEL and Apprenticeship Ambassador

Anthony Ian Young, Baron Young of Norwood Green British politician and Labour Party life peer in the House of Lords.

He had previously been General Secretary of the National Communications Union, then joint General Secretary, then Senior Deputy General Secretary of the Communication Workers Union. He also served as a Governor of the BBC.

In the 2002 Birthday Honours Young was awarded a knighthood. He was created a life peer on 25 June 2004 taking the title Baron Young of Norwood Green, of Norwood Green in the London Borough of Ealing.

In October 2008 he was appointed as Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Skills and Apprenticeships in the Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills, being moved to the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills when it was created in the June 2009 reshuffle, continuing as a Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, but with responsibility for Employment Relations and Postal Affairs until 11 May 2010.

In June 2021, Young was appointed as a trustee of the LGB Alliance. He is a staunch supporter of UK trade, small businesses and apprenticeships and is Fashion-Enter Ltd’s (FEL) patron and chair.

Jenny, Lord Young and tutors with apprentice of the Year 2022 Carmelle

Fashion-Enter CEO Jenny Holloway commented: “Lord Young is an excellent chair who has absolutely supported FEL during both the good times and the no-so good-times. As you can see by Lord Young’s vast background in industry his high standards of work ethic and support for education has been a real anchor for FEL’s Fashion Technology Academy. 

Lord Young has additional responsibilities of a Government Apprenticeship Ambassador which involves Lord Young attending and speaking to to learners regarding their careers, visit schools and colleges, support mock reviews and assessments at workshops and seminars, engage with social media and academies/employers and in the case of FEL Lord Young has been to present our apprentice of the year and engage with all learners. 

“By having this full review of our training provision is yet another way of keeping our standards high and ensuring quality assurance systems are adhered to. Lord Young certainly keeps us all on our toes! We are most appreciative for his support and guidance.”