Acquisition of B11 Education Ltd adds ‘whole school improvement’ to Premier’s multi-faceted services

A world-leading UK sports education provider has purchased highly-successful school improvement company B11 Education Ltd, with the aim to enhance the quality of education available to thousands of children across the country.

In a move to further its vision to ‘Educate and Activate the World’, Premier—best known as the owners of Premier Sport—has purchased B11 Education Ltd, a high-quality school improvement organisation that provides advice and guidance to schools, local authorities and multi-academy trusts across the UK.

The acquisition will allow B11 to expand from its base in the north, offering their diverse range of services across the country and improving their systems and infrastructure in an effort to drive growth more quickly. With programmes in sport, the arts, health and wellbeing, Premier provides schools, children and parents with healthy initiatives intended to Educate and Activate the World. Now with the addition of B11, Premier will be able to expand the services it offers by providing solutions not only to a school’s physical activity and wellbeing needs, but for their educational improvement too.

‘We have deployed inspirational expertise into schools for many years now, and essentially this acquisition enables us to continue to do that with a much broader set of skills and experts,’ said Premier Education Group CEO David Batch.

Beginning just seven years ago, B11 Education has assembled a network of highly-regarded consultants that specialise in school improvement. From training courses to whole-school reviews, through to advising education professionals, schools and governors, B11 supports school improvement across a wide range of areas in both the primary and secondary sectors.

The merging of B11 under the Premier umbrella will see former CEO Mr Anthony Briggs stay on as Principal Consultant and take a position on the Premier Education Group board. Additionally, an extended management team will assist B11 to further accelerate the company’s growth. Premier has been managing B11 since February 2017 and the company will receive updated branding and styling beginning in September.

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