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The FE Podcast: A conversation with Victoria Sylvester

CEO Victoria Sylvester

Victoria Sylvester the MD of Acacia Training joins Safaraz Ali as his 4th guest for FE PODCAST- Further Education Sector Insights

Victoria leads Acacia Training and all the other businesses in their growing group, she is known as being ambitious and caring at the same time. Victoria has a young family with four children aged 8 to 15.  

Vikki Sylvester founded Acacia with her mum 21 years ago. They now train around 1500 apprentices each year in the health and wellbeing sectors. She is the Vice Chair of Staffordshire Partnership for Employment & Skills (SPES) and a member of the Institute for Employability Professionals. 

Vikki has gone from her career as a registered nurse to being on the board of our multinational owners – MBH Group. She employs more than 200 people across Acacia Training, International School of Beauty Therapy, and others. She believes in empowering and trusting her team and creating opportunities for her employees to grow, while encouraging us all to play our part in the community. 

Recently Victoria and Acacia Training Ltd have been recognised on a number of forums and are award winning with awards ranging from Apprenticeship Provider of the Year, best UK Health and Social Care training provider, and a number of Entrepreneur of the Year awards. Victoria believes in sharing good practice and that collaborating is key to growth and is often found sharing best practice, discussing key themes, changes, and opportunities in the skills sector.


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