North East training firm to launch London base following hairdressing academy acquisition
A County Durham training specialist has announced plans to open its first London office following its acquisition of a hairdressing academy based in the city.
Learning Curve Group (LCG) has acquired London-based hair and beauty training provider the London Hairdressing Apprenticeship Academy (LHAA) and its subsidiary London Beauty Training Academy (LBTA).
LCG, which is based in Spennymoor, is set to open a new office in the capital following the acquisition, as part of its wider expansion strategy.
Brenda McLeish, CEO at Learning Curve Group, commented: “We’re delighted to be adding LHAA and LBTA to our already broad training provision and establishing a base in London.
“LHAA and LBTA are hugely impressive businesses that are delivering vital skills to learners across London.
’The business shared our values and vision of keeping the learner at the centre of everything we do, and we are looking forward to further growing the brands and helping make this in-demand provision accessible to even more learners.“
Francine and Trevor Luker, founders and directors at London Hairdressing Apprenticeship Academy, added: “LHAA and LBTA have become established as sector leaders in the provision of hair and beauty training. We work with some amazing clients and we are beyond proud of the fantastic team we have here, and everything that they have achieved.
“The time was right for us to step back and gain further investment in the Academies. This will enable them to grow and reach the amazing potential that we know they can.
“We needed LHAA and LBTA to be owned by an organisation that cared as much as we all do here, and with Learning Curve Group, we have found that perfect match.”
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