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The Education sector is ever changing. Ian has been working with the Academy Sector from its infancy in 2010 when there were just 208 Academies operating and the Independent School sector since 2005.


He was employed by a major bank to set up its Education team and succeeded in driving the business to double-digit lending growth to Independent schools and a market share of 70% for Academy schools.

He has a unique insight into the sector. He continues to support Independent Schools and Academies as well as supporting Financial Organisations and Suppliers to the sector build, enhance and grow their strategy and proposition.


Consultancy, training and analysis requests include:

  • Training for suppliers of products and services to Academies (SATs and MATs) to have a greater understanding of the sector to ensure they can focus on meeting the ever developing needs of the Academies.

  • Identifying and developing data sets on: Academies (at pupil, school or trust level Nationally or specific geographies), Independent Schools or Maintained Schools.  

  • Consultancy to support Banks and Finance providers consider and develop a credible Academy or Independent school proposition and strategy

Education Finance Consultants
Consultancy ​

Supporting your organisation with unique knowledge and insight into the Academy and Independent school sectors.

Giving you the insight to build a successful strategy. 

Consultancy for Academies and Independent Schools
Banks and Suppliers to the Academy Sector

If you want to offer services or products to Academies or Independent Schools, it is essential that you understand the sector.


A school will expect a supplier to understand the different types of academies,  their funding and financial challenges and to be able to "speak the same language".

We offer face to face training at your premises as well as consultancy to support your development into the sector.

Data for UK schools
UK Education Data Sets​

We can prepare data sets on the UK school sector covering Academies (MATs and SATs), Independent Schools and Maintained schools.

Data can be based on geography and/or pupil numbers (directly linking to school income)

Consultancy fees are charged a maximum of £3,000+VAT per day.

To explore how we can help you, Contact Us here or call on 07796 940193.

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