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Brenda McLeish OBE appointed Deputy Lieutenant of County Durham
May 12, 2022
Brenda McLeish OBE, CEO of Learning Curve Group (LCG), is appointed Deputy Lieutenant of County Durham for her dedication and contribution to education and skills in the region. As CEO of one of the country's largest training providers, headquartered in County Durham, Brenda creates opportunities for over 200,000 individuals a year to advance their skills and build a career. Brenda was awarded an OBE in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours list for her contribution to education and she has now been recognised further with her appointment of Deputy Lieutenant. Deputy lieutenants are nominated by a lord lieutenant, to assist with any duties as may be required, deputy lieutenants receive their commission of appointment via the appropriate government minister by command of the Queen.
International Women's Day 2022
Mar 08, 2022
At Learning Curve Group (LCG) we are incredibly proud to be a business that champions diversity, inclusion and putting our Purple People first. On International Women’s Day we would like to celebrate our incredible female leaders that have helped make LCG one of the largest training providers in the country, one of the top 50 organisations to work for in the UK and inspire other women across the business to achieve amazing things. Learning Curve Group is led by CEO Brenda McLeish OBE, who has taken the business from an employee count of just 40 full-time employees to in excess of 700 and has increased turnover from £1 million to over £40 million. Brenda is not afraid to use her voice, she is an agent of change and is passionate about making a difference, which makes her a brilliant role model for others within the industry.
Learning Curve Group ranked 37th in best companies to work for in the UK
Feb 18, 2022
National Training Provider Learning Curve Group (LCG), are delighted to announce their 37th rank in the Best Companies Top 100 list and 2 star accreditation. LCG also earned their rank positions as the 4th best Education and Training organisation to work for in the UK and the 8th best organisation in the North East, from the survey results from their employees. The training provider has also recently retained their Gold Investors in People status.
Minister for apprenticeships and skills visits Learning Curve Group head office during National Apprenticeship week
Learning Curve Group welcomes Alex Burghart MP, the Department for Education’s Minister for Apprenticeships and Skills to their Head Office on Friday 11th February as part of their National Apprenticeship Week Celebrations. They discussed the current further education landscape, how Independent Training Providers are essential in tackling long-term skills challenges and their contribution to the development of apprenticeships.
Steve Morris becomes a Fellow of the Institute of Employability Professionals
Feb 04, 2022
With over 30 years’ experience, gained in some of the world's largest and most successful recruitment agencies, HR consultancies and training providers, I have acquired a deep expertise within the world of work. Operating at Board level with full P&L responsibility, I have supported thousands of individuals into employment through starting and building successful multi-disciplinary training and recruitment businesses.
Woman makes heartfelt gesture to tutor who helped her get a job
Jan 21, 2022
An employability tutor from national training provider, Learning Curve Group (LCG), received a heartfelt gesture from a woman that she supported into her first ever job after completing her studies. Jayne Perkins, Childcare and Early Years Educator Tutor at LCG, supported her learner through two courses, gave her a reference for a job and supported her with the application and interview process. The 40 year old woman wanted to study with LCG to improve her English and be able to support her three children with their school homework.
Learning Curve Group Ripley Academy rated good by Ofsted
Jan 19, 2022
LCG are pleased to retain their GOOD Ofsted rating at their Ripley Academy with the main areas for success being how young people, including those who are often disillusioned with education, benefit from a highly inclusive approach from staff. They ensure that learners receive good support and due to small class sizes learners are more engaged. LCG were also praised for their clear strategy to support learners with special educational needs and/or disabilities and their close links with employers in the health and care industry to develop well-designed distance learning courses for adults.
CEO of national training provider, Brenda McLeish, is awarded OBE in New Year honours list
Dec 31, 2021
Chief Executive Officer of Learning Curve Group, Brenda McLeish, is awarded an OBE in the New Year Honours list for her services to further education. With over 20 years’ of experience within the education sector, Brenda goes above and beyond to promote positive change for the industry.