This merger allows iCount, based in Manchester, to access a wealth of Online Live and virtual classes, programme management, IP and a wider team that are going to be critical for continued growth post-Covid-19.
For First Intuition Ltd, this opportunity offers an experienced and established team in Manchester that completes its national coverage and can support further growth plans as it looks to 2022 and beyond.
Speaking on behalf of First Intuition Ltd, Martin Taylor, CEO and Chairman, said:
“We’ve been looking at the Manchester market for a number of years now. Recent national client wins have accelerated this, and we’re thrilled to be able to work even more closely with the team in Manchester to help them grow. We’re committed to regional autonomous study centres that can offer their markets the local service, relationships and programmes that they need and this merger offers all of that.”
Andy Booth, iCount partner, said:
“We’ve been a materials partner with First Intuition Ltd. for many years, we have very close relationships with the senior team at FI and therefore this was a natural extension when we were looking at our strategic options post-pandemic. A key consideration for us was the degree of autonomy being offered to us to continue to grow our regional market but as part of a wider group and the fit with the FI plans couldn’t be better as we look forwards as First Intuition Manchester.”
It is expected that the transaction will be completed in December 2021.
For further information about this announcement, please contact:
Martin Taylor, CEO and Chairman at First Intuition Ltd: firstname.lastname@example.org
Andy Booth, Partner at iCount Training: email@example.com
First Intuition Ltd. began in 2007 with a single goal – to put the learner at the centre of everything. Since then, we’ve won awards, opened a national network of 16 (soon to be 17) study centres, and now deliver to over 7,000 students per year. As a business, we’ve created a warm and inviting place that aspiring accountants are supported and treated as individuals, not just a number. We offer both apprenticeship and exam-only programmes, using online and classroom delivery models. We also develop talent, and build and manage personalised training programmes for employers.
For more information, please visit www.firstintuition.co.uk