Laura Busfield

I have been Renaisi’s Services Director since 2016.  I am responsible for the strategic growth, direction and performance of our inclusion and employment programmes across London.

My experience and skills

I have been at Renaisi since 2010 and have held many delivery focused front line management and senior management positions on employment programmes including; The Work Programme, Pathways to work, ESF Families and SSU, SFA Adult Skills, Big Lottery BBO, various ESF funded programmes as well as Southwark Works and the Work and Health Programme.  More recently I have overseen the redesign and delivery of our community inclusion work in schools and local communities.  I am proud to have lead the services department through a significant period of growth, from delivery in 3 boroughs to now providing advice and support services to thousands of people in disadvantaged communities across 15 boroughs in London. 

I have extensive experience in service design, programme and performance management, business development and stakeholder engagement and am passionate about delivering services that meet the specific needs of our clients, in a way that they can relate to. 

Prior to joining Renaisi I have been an Employment Adviser and Team Leader at Reed in Partnership.  I am a Non-executive board Director for the Institute for Employability Professionals (IEP) and really value being part of the drive to professionalise the world of employability and equip front line teams with the knowledge and tools to provide the best possible service to the people that they support.  I hold a BA Honours in Business Management and IT from Worcester University.