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Three Top Leaders

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The Bedford College Group continues to put Further Education (FE) in the region in the national spotlight with three key appointments.

Group CEO Ian Pryce CBE and Deputy CEO Pat Jones have been appointed National Leaders of Further Education, and Rachel Nicol is a National Leader of Governance by the Further Education Commission.

No other college in the UK has three staff appointments at this national level.

“This reinforces our Group as being a national leader in our sector. I am proud to see Pat and Rachel take up these important positions of influence within the world of Further Education,”

said Ian, long serving CEO of The Bedford College Group which includes Bedford College, Shuttleworth College, Central Beds College in Bedfordshire and Tresham College in Northants.

Three Bedford College Group Leaders infront of banner.
A consistent track record

Ian and Pat, who is also the Executive Director of Finance, will take part in a range of activities transferring best practice among college up and down the country.

The Bedford College Group is the 7th largest college in the UK by income and has had a consistently robust track record for finances in these challenging times.

Said Pat:

“This is great personal honour and recognition of what the Group has done to create a powerful voice for FE and the people we serve.”

Said Rachel:

“I am looking forward to working with other professionals and boards across FE to develop appropriate governance for the delivery of their own college strategies. Ongoing support and respect for governance from the senior leadership team and volunteer board members at TBCG has been a key enabler for me in taking on the NLG role.”

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