Meet the Management
Name: Ashleigh Harris
Job Title: Regional Manager Solent
Ashleigh has worked for Smart Training, on the Isle of Wight, since November 2009. She joined as an unqualified TA and progressed from qualified TA to IQA; becoming RM in October 2013. The area she supports is the Isle of Wight, Portsmouth and Southsea. Her areas of occupational competence are Professional Cookery, Hospitality Front of House, Team Leading, Management, and assessor and verifier awards.
Prior to joining Smart, Ashleigh worked in the Hospitality Sector for 17 years, having started her career in as a chef in the Private Safari Industry in South Africa and Botswana. Ashleigh also spent 2 years working as chef in London at Harvey Nichols 5th Floor Restaurant, before returning to Africa to take on the role as Group Training Chef for a Private Safari Company that had exclusive properties across Southern and Eastern Africa. Just before she relocated to the UK, Ashleigh spent 6 years running her own Training Consultancy in Botswana that specialised in bespoke training of all hospitality roles in the private safari sector. This is where she developed her love of teaching.
The Solent team have a wealth of experience which covers all aspects of the business and commerce, hospitality, Management and team leading sectors. Away from work Ashleigh loves spending time with her 2 year old daughter, her partner and 2 cats; as well as baking occasion cakes for friends and family