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Babington Group Appoint New Chief Operating Officer

Emma Yorke, Chief Operating Officer, Babington Group

As part of Babington Group’s strategic growth plans, the Directors of Babington Group have made a new appointment of Chief Operating Officer (COO) and are delighted to announce Emma Yorke who has joined the business in fulfilling this position.

As COO, Emma will develop key delivery areas of the business to perform effectively, delivering high quality outcomes for learners and employers. She’ll contribute to the growth of the business to ensure sustainability and strength in the marketplace, positioning Babington Group as the partner of choice for employers, key funding agencies and policy influencers.

As part of this, Emma will develop Babington Group’s people to be the best they can, making sure everyone is enthusiastic about bringing to life the mission, vision and values. Emma brings with her a wealth of experience in training and education, having worked at a senior level across the sector for 24 years. As well as holding senior positions within Shaw Trust and Newcastle College Group, Emma has been responsible for the development of HCUK Training, the Skills Business Division of the Hull College Group. Here, she grew overall income from £6 million to £16 million in three years, as well as taking an initial OFSTED rating of Inadequate in 2014 to Good in 2016.

“I am delighted to be joining the Babington Group as COO at a time of exciting opportunity and growth in the sector”, said Emma. “The business has an enviable reputation for delivering exceptional quality and performance, and I will be supporting the team to take this to the next level as we embrace new business relationships and partnerships afforded to us by the skills reforms and productivity agenda.”

Carole Carson – CEO said “ I am of course thrilled to have Emma join my senior team; her skills,  talent and experience will support with our “good growth” plans so that we continue to support our many employers and learners and then ultimately in turn support economic growth ”

About Babington Group: Babington Group are a Work-Based Learning Training Provider, founded in 1974 that provide high quality training within Accounts, Business Administration, Customer Service, Providing Financial Services, Team Leading & Management. Always at the forefront of innovation, Babington is a pioneer of the Apprenticeship programme, with the first Accountancy Apprentice in the country and the first Insurance Apprentice in the North of England.

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