Congratulations to Amandeep Singh – Winner of the Building Services Apprentice of the Year award

Posted on 05/04/2017 in Articles

Congratulations and well done...  Amandeep Singh picked up the Protocol sponsored award for Building Services Apprentice of the Year 2017.  The award was presented to Amandeep...

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What makes an exceptional Finance Director?

Posted on 22/03/2017 in Articles

Unravelling the mystery of recruiting a top Finance Director – by Ian Sackree  I am pleased to have been spending a lot of time recently working with partner clients in helping...

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So, how do I run my college in deficit, yet still survive?

Posted on 16/05/2016 in Articles

As seen on FE News In the grand scheme of ‘how do they do that?’ questions – is it really possible to run a largely public- funded educational institution at a deficit, yet...

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Can Colleges really cut it commercially? – after all, we are not making watches!

Posted on 05/05/2016 in Articles

AS SEEN ON FE NEWS My dear stepfather was a jobbing builder who understood the need to differentiate levels of accuracy and performance. Where a ‘rough job’ ensued he would...

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Don’t miss what is under your nose!

Posted on 27/04/2016 in Articles

As seen on FE News Exclusives   People with ‘Practice’ experience will know only too well that organisations such as Accountants, Solicitors and Architects etc can spend a...

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If you see it, like it and it fits… Buy it! In fact buy two!

Posted on 20/04/2016 in Articles

AS SEEN ON FE NEWS EXCLUSIVES Those who have read some of my previous articles will know I am an (employed) ambassador for flexible staffing. Indeed, as Protocol’s COO this...

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Interviews with our Apprentices!

Posted on 18/03/2016 in Articles

Reece Ricketts is a Software Support Administrator for Ozola, our software provision. He is currently undertaking a Level 3 Diploma in Professional Competence for IT and Telecoms...

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English Apprenticeships are changing – are you ready?

Posted on 15/03/2016 in Articles

As seen on FE News Has there ever been a more interesting, exciting, yet potentially worrying time to be in the game of delivering apprenticeships? It's interesting, because of...

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College Area Reviews – Doom and gloom or a much needed boost for FE?

Posted on 04/02/2016 in Articles

College Area Reviews have caused a lot of angst in the FE sector: some have even described them as flawed, as they only focus on FE and Sixth Form Colleges. You only had to be at...

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FE Reflections on 2015, and a look forward to 2016

Posted on 04/01/2016 in Articles

Ian Sackree - COO Protocol In many ways, and by the sector’s standard 2015 has been a rather quiet year in FE. Yes, there has been ‘noise’ around the FE Commissioner’s...

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