County Durham-based Learning Curve Group (LCG) has acquired Yorkshire-based beauty therapy training provider White Rose Beauty Colleges, in a move which will complement its existing academy provision.
White Rose Beauty Colleges which was established in 1996 and covers courses in Beauty Therapy, Holistic Therapy, Sports Massage and Make Up Artistry.
As part of the deal, LCG, which already has hair and beauty academies across the north east and London, will see an additional 3,500 learners each year, in nine new locations with 170 employees.
LCG will now be providing training from more than 60 locations across England and Wales.
Karen Lee-Cooke, principal and founder of White Rose Beauty Colleges, added: “Learning Curve Group shares the same values as White Rose for transforming lives through learning. That alignment in ethos and culture will bring huge benefits, not just to learners but to employers in the health and beauty industry.
“Together we will be able to bring our range of multi-award-winning qualifications and training programmes to more learners across the UK than is currently possible, as well as benefiting from an even larger breadth of provision.”