Havering Sixth Form College

Paul Wakeling, Principal, Havering Sixth Form College

Mark and Ruth at Plus Associates supported Havering Sixth Form College in reviewing  a strategic option as part of the Area Based Review Process. They were able to respond to our needs very quickly and undertake a thorough, time critical piece of work that clarified, and shaped our way forward.

 Mark and Ruth were very responsive to the client brief, they are networked and have considerable expertise across a range of issues in Further Education. They brought this to bear enabling the senior team and corporation to make sound decisions, on a strong evidence base.

SEEVIC College

Dan Pearson, Principal & Chief Executive Officer

Plus Associates have worked with Seevic College as Project Managers since summer 2016 and are supporting us through a merger process as part of the Area Based Review.

Plus Associates are always professional, working at a rapid pace, offering sound consultancy and advice, as well as bringing an immense blend of expertise and access to a wide range of sector professionals and services.

Plus Associates have supported the College through a complex and rapid merger process, often going beyond their remit in the work carried out to ensure that tight deadlines are adhered to and the desired outcomes are achieved.

As well as the merger, Plus Associates are also mentoring and coaching several members of the newly appointed Senior Management Team in developing their managerial and professional skills and style.

Plus Associates not only offer consultancy, but will always take the initiative and produce high quality work themselves, rather than simply giving guidance on what needs to be done.

Therefore, Seevic College has no hesitation in recommending the services of Plus Associates.


William Garnett, Partner and Head of Employment

I am delighted that two innovative former Principals have pooled their skills and created Plus Associates.

You both have a track record of being courageous, innovative and well-connected leaders in the FE sector and you are both passionate about delivering educational opportunities that should change people’s lives.

I have worked with you for many years and thoroughly enjoyed the experience.

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Mark Vinall, Principal, Palmer’s College

Commissioning Plus Associates to develop a structure and prospects appraisal as part of the Area Review process was the start of our incredibly positive, supportive and successful relationship. The project management and pace setting skills of Plus Associates are exemplary. Ruth and Mark are highly experienced, supremely knowledgeable and passionate in all they do.

As a client we feel safe in their hands and have 100% confidence in them. We could not have wished for better support.

Farnborough College of Technology (FCoT)

Virginia Barrett, Principal CEO, Farnborough College of Technology (FCoT)

Plus Associates provided strategic advice and project management support to FCoT, to inform future plans for the College. We were particularly impressed by Ruth’s thorough and balanced approach to our assignment and are therefore happy to recommend the services of (Ruth and) Plus Associates.