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Former student Sajid Javid appointed as new Business Secretary

Former SGS College student, Sajid Javid, has been appointed to run the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills.

Mr Javid will take over the post of Business Secretary in David Cameron’s new majority Conservative government, moving from his old post at the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS).

Mr Javid was born in Rochdale, Lancashire, but moved to Bristol with his family at an early age, where he was educated at a comprehensive school near the city and at SGS College (formerly Filton Technical College).

Vice Principal and Deputy Chief, Sara-Jane Watkins: "I would like to congratulate and welcome former student, Sajid Javid, into his new role as Business Secretary.  I hope to invite Sajid to visit us in the near future so he can see the developments within Further Education and its value within the education sector."