OUR PEOPLE

Leaders in unlocking potential.

OUR PEOPLE

LINKEDIN

CAROLE CARSON
Executive Chair

Following a career in senior leadership spanning the Education, Skills and Employment sectors, Carole now operates as the Executive Chair for the SCL Education Group supporting the business to drive strategic vision and support good growth; ensuring great governance standards.

Most recently, Carole was the very successful CEO of Babington for eight years from 2011-2018. Babington being a private equity- backed independent training provider delivering high volume of quality Apprenticeships, Adult Education and Further Education programmes.

Carole is a motivational leader, proficient in delivery management, with a proven capability for managing complex operations and achieving exceptional performance and profitable growth. She has an excellent record of accomplishment implementing and managing government funded contracts. She is a highly experienced communicator, with an excellent reputation for her negotiation and influencing skills and ability to build lasting relationships and partnerships at all levels.

BRAD RUSHTON
CEO

Brad has spent over 15 years leading and directing multi-site operations within the health and fitness sector holding a Senior Operations role, at Board level, within one of the UK’s largest Health & Fitness Operators.

Joining SCL in 2018, Brad’s business acumen and ambition, alongside his skill for nurturing and developing talent, has led him to successfully deliver large-scale workforce transformation programmes for market leaders across the UK.

As CEO, Brad is responsible for all divisions of the SCL Education Group; educating and developing over 3500 learners each year across its study programmes, employability and workforce development provisions, and engaging over 15,000 children each year through active childcare.

MARTIN KNIGHT
Group Commercial Director

Martin has spent over 20 years crafting and refining ‘the art of the possible’ within the education space.

Throughout this time, Martin has played a significant role in the successful growth of both regional and national independent training providers, and has secured important relationships with some of the UK's biggest companies and global brands; helping to create transformational programmes that make a genuine difference to people's lives.

Martin leads on strategic employer relationships across the SCL Education Group.

LYN BOLTON
Director of Apprenticeships

Having worked in the Apprenticeship sector for over 15 years, Lyn has extensive experience of working with Employers and Trailblazer groups to design and deliver workforce development programmes across a diverse range of sectors.

Lyn is passionate about working with employers to identify career development pathways for new recruits and existing employees.

MARTIN RIDGEWAY
Group Finance Director

Martin has been a Board Level Executive for around 20 years.

During this time, he has worked with a number of fast moving and progressive SME businesses, leading their Finance and Corporate Service teams through periods of significant change and growth, whilst setting and driving business and financial strategies.

During this period, Martin has specialised in working with private training providers in both the Adult Skills and Employment related service sectors.

ARE YOU READY?
Take your next steps towards transforming your business today.

GET IN TOUCH