Paul Willard

Paul Willard

Business Development Manager

Paul is responsible for our commercial department. Overseeing enquiries, enrolments, employer engagement, account management, administration and finance for Newcastle College Business Academy.

Paul has over 20 years-experience as a commercial manager, prior to working in the education sector, Paul worked as a senior manager within the recruitment industry.

Paul is a passionate advocate of distance and online learning, having recently completed his BA (Hons) in Leadership and Business Management through online learning. Prior to his HE achievements Paul has previously completed an ILM Level 7 Diploma in Executive Management and is a PRINCE2® Practitioner, again all achieved through online learning.

“Distance and online learning has given me the opportunity to achieve my educational goals whilst balancing a healthy work and family life background, I believe the online content and educational direction offered through Newcastle College is second to none and would recommend anyone who is committed and motivated to apply, feel free to get in touch if you’d like to talk through any aspect of our online delivery mode.”

Tel: 0191 226 6377


Dawn Wilson

Enquiries and Enrolments Apprentice

Dawn is an integral member of the enquiries and enrolments team, operating as the first point of contact for learners wishing to enquire or enrol onto one of our HE or professional courses.

 Dawn provides outstanding Information, Advice and Guidance (IAG), is passionate about delivering high levels of customer service, supporting with any questions regarding our online and professional curriculum.
Dawn will complete her Level 3 Apprenticeship in Customer Service in 2018 and is an outstanding example of how Apprenticeships have a positive impact on both individuals and employers. Prior to joining Newcastle College, Dawn worked as a Teaching Assistant and Customer Service in the retail and banking sectors.

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Lee Tennant

Business Development Officer

Lee supports the Business Development Manager at NCG Direct with all commercial activities in the business. Lee is responsible for overseeing all learner engagement, providing information, advice and guidance support to learners as well as working with key employers supporting with Learning and Development needs within their business.

Lee worked previously in Welfare to Work as an Employment Advisor. Lee holds an ILM Level 3 in Leadership and Management and is currently studying towards a BA (Hons) in Leadership and Business Management.

You can contact Lee on or (0191) 226 6313.

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Ashlen Haley

Curriculum Support Administrator

Ashlen works as the Curriculum Support Administrator managing all administration and student enrolments within NCG Direct. Ashlen works closely with our curriculum staff, learners and external bodies, all requiring a high level of communication and interpersonal skills.

Ashlen has been employed by Newcastle College Group for over 10 years, gaining a wide range of knowledge in Further and Higher Education, Professional Management qualifications and Distance Learning.

You can contact Ashlen on or (0191) 226 6313.

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Accountancy and Finance

Business and Leadership