by Lucus Elliott and Adam Rhodes as a bid writing and procurement consultancy.
Training Company Aquisition
Encompass Consultancy acquires Total Training Solutions GB North entering the apprenticeships market, TTSGB is rebranded as Encompass Development and Encompass Development is formed. This was Encompass’ first footprint in the Apprenticeships and Government Funded Training arena. Originally Encompass begin delivering Logistics and Health and Social Care Apprenticeships.
Encompass Development Group relocates to training facility in Melton East Yorkshire, strategically positioned to work with customers along the M62 corridor.
Lisa Blakey joins the board of Encompass as Managing Director having spent the previous 8 years as Executive Director of Human Resources at Shepherd Group Built Environment Division, Lisa takes responsibility for the strategic operational performance of Encompass and Lucus Elliott assumes position of CEO.
Direct Funding Status
Encompass achieve direct funding status with the SFA (now Education and Skills Funding Agency) expanding its portfolio of courses based on strategic changes in the market place and employer demand – this includes a range of specialist professional qualifications including; Chartered Management Institute (CMI), Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM), Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS) and Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT).
Advanced Learner Loans
Encompass enter the Advanced Learner Loan market delivering over 1.6m contract in the 2016/2017 funding year.
Encompass incorporate an ESFA Approved Apprenticeship Training Agency – Encompass Select having secured a 1.9m contract with Buckinghamshire and Milton Keynes Fire and Rescue for the provision of apprenticeships covering Firefighting, Business Administration and Vehicle Maintenance.
Encompass becomes the first strategic partner with the Chartered Management Institute.
Encompass respond to the reforms in Apprenticeship policy through a significant change in BD strategy. Encompass secure range of large contracts with key employers including Arla Foods, Princes Foods, AAK, Swift Group, Westminster City Council, Kent County Council and Maidstone & Tunbridge wells NHS Trust.
Encompass Development Group grow to 66 FTE employees operating across 3 (Melton, Chesterfield & Aylesbury) locations.
Encompass secure contracts with the Education and Skills Funding Agency for Non-Levy Apprenticeships, Adult Education Budget, Higher Apprenticeships and Advanced Learner Loans.
Encompass Select recruit a total of 40 Firefighters since the inception of the contract, with 12 per year agreed for the duration of the contract.
Lucus steps down
Lucus Elliott steps down as CEO to concentrate on his role as Bid and Tender Director, Lisa Blakey assumes all of his previous responsibilities