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Alliance will provide powerful new approach to interim management in further education

Education organisation LSN has acquired FE Associates, the main supplier of interim staff to the FE sector. This alliance is a key development in LSN’s strategic plan to grow and offer services directly to colleges. It will help reinforce its position as a leading supplier in the learning and skills sector.

FE Associates is based in Taunton in Somerset and over the past six years it has established an excellent reputation for the provision of professional and managerial services in the further education sector.

The alliance combines the strengths of FE Associates with LSN’s 25 year track record of offering services to the further education sector. It also builds on LSN’s more recent successes, including the creation of a bespoke leadership unit for college management teams that helps senior managers develop their coaching, performance management and communications skills.

The result of the alliance will be a powerful range of new products and services for the sector that will provide solutions to key management issues. The new services on offer will include hands-on support for college mergers and the management of shared back-office services for FE colleges such as HR, Finance and IT.

Commenting on the acquisition, John Stone, LSN Chief Executive said:

“LSN has established a reputation for solving our clients most difficult problems. Many of these involve the selection of the right managers to fulfil challenging roles. The acquisition of FE Associates will enable LSN to provide an improved set of services to the education sector that will help it access the right people, expertise and skills to support its continued success.”

Media contacts:
Liz Marshall, ImageWorks PR, 07796697593 or Liz@imageworkspr.co.uk
Richard Mills, Marketing Director, LSN, 020 7492 5142 or RAmills@lsnlearning.org.uk

Notes for editors

LSN is focused on making learning work for organisations and their people. It has expertise in learning and development and provides consulting, outsourcing, research, technology and training services. These are underpinned by a powerful body of research and 25 years experience of delivering skills and development solutions.

LSN supports further and higher education, local authorities and schools, public services, work-based learning and international organisations in achieving best practice.

LSN offers a range of tailored products and solutions to help its customers develop their people, enhance their services and improve their organisations.

LSN is a not-for-profit organisation with an extensive network of experts across the UK and internationally.

www.lsnlearning.org.uk

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Tags: Associates, Colleges, FE, LSN, acquisition, education, further, interim, management

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