Fleur Sexton DL is Deputy Lieutenant of the West Midlands, representing Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of the West Midlands, Businesswoman of the Year 2017 and Managing Director and co-founder of multi-ward winning PET-Xi Training, whose relentlessly upbeat teams and innovative programmes deliver impact, inspiration, productivity and value across the UK. PET-Xi recently pioneered a UK wide “Upskilling the Nation” scheme for unemployed & homeless adults, helping them to return to the workplace and society and an apprenticeship scheme to help young people gain vital skills, experience and qualifications in the world of work while working with companies, helping employers to raise standards and close the skills gap.
Fleur is dedicated to breaking barriers and improving chances, investing much of her time and 10% of profits into these activities, campaigning to Government and employers to invest in skills, motivating women to fulfil their potential and running the PET-Xi Foundation which raises money for young people nationwide. She runs free childcare for staff children in order to provide role models for young people and make a family friendly working environment.
Also a board member of Coventry & Warwickshire Champions, Historic Coventry Trust, Chamber of Commerce and The NSPCC Business Group. PET-Xi are very hands-on, sponsoring and actively supporting at Birmingham Hippodrome, were active bid development sponsors of the successful Coventry City of Culture 2021 bid, The Wasps Netball team STEM project and Coventry Blaze Ice Hockey community foundation. Fleur is a married mother of 3, tweets as @FleurSexton and can be found at www.fleursexton.com