Glasgow Employer Board

The Glasgow Employer Board (GEB) is a unique employer-led forum which sits within Glasgow Chamber of Commerce. 

Through the GEB, Glasgow Chamber of Commerce developed the Youth Employment Action Group (YEAG) giving employers in the city the opportunity to work in partnership with the Employer Board and other stakeholders to shape and design a programme of recommendations to improve the delivery and effectiveness of employment and skills services within the city.
No other Chamber in the UK has created such a robust programme of work co-designed by members, in fact the work of Glasgow Chamber of Commerce was cited as an example of best practice by the Scottish Government, who recommended the model be rolled out across Scotland.

The GEB has a membership of over 40 organisations from Glasgow and is co-chaired by Patricia Rainey, Cluster Director for HR, Scotland/North of England of Marriott International and Stuart Patrick, Chief Executive of Glasgow Chamber of Commerce. Each member is part of the senior management within their organisation and has a responsibility and understanding of employment and skills within their organisation and the wider sector.

The main objectives of the GEB are to:

  • Create and develop task forces to consider relevant areas of work relating to employment and skills
  • Produce employer-led responses to local and national consultations on employment and skills
  • Inspire business and public sector leaders to help actions in and for the benefit of the city


Members provide their services on a voluntary basis and are unpaid.

In the last three years we have invested significant time and resources into creating and sustaining a group that has meaningful impact on the employment and skills agenda.

Glasgow Chamber of Commerce has two full-time members of staff who work with the Board to identify policy areas for focus and to support the function of the group and any relevant working groups and programmes of work that are developed by the GEB.

Organisations represented on the GEB include:

For more information about the Glasgow Employer Board please contact
Leona
0141 204 8338
leona.seaton@glasgowchamberofcommerce.com