September 8, 2020
Apiary Capital has invested in Access Creative College, a UK provider of education in the creative industries to 16-19 year-olds.
Access Creative College delivers vocational education in the creative industries to over 3,000 students at campuses in major cities across England. It offers courses in computing, games, media, music and events at specialist campuses and prepares young people for careers in the creative industries. It also provides creative sector apprenticeships through a partnership with the National College of Creative Industries (“NCCI”).
Mark Salter, Managing Partner at Apiary Capital, said: “Access has a great reputation in the further education sector, which has only been enhanced by its impressive response to the challenges caused by lockdown. Jason’s passion and vision for the business are really exciting and we are delighted to be supporting him and his team with their ambitious growth plans.”
Jason Beaumont, CEO of Access Creative College, added: “The investment from Apiary is tremendously exciting for the business. The recently-announced joint venture with NCCI means the group now offers learners the full range of further education options with courses at Levels 2, 3 and 4 plus T-Levels and apprenticeships, and we will continue to develop and expand our provision. We are passionate about ensuring our learners are prepared for their creative careers in this exciting sector.”