The London School of Management Education (LSME), a higher education provider of teacher training, business management and health and social care, has opened an additional campus in Gants Hill, with the support of a six-figure financial package from HSBC UK.
The new campus boasts additional classrooms and recreational facilities, as well as an improved IT infrastructure, enabling LSME to improve its academic experience and recruit more students, locally and nationally.
In particular, LSME will be able to accommodate a greater number of students from underrepresented parts of the community – a commitment aligned with the Government’s agenda for the eradication of educational barriers.
The expansion has also created new job opportunities for the locally community, with LSME looking to recruit six new members of staff for its Gants Hill campus.
Dr Ravi Kumar, Executive Director at London School of Management Education, said:
“The funding from HSBC UK and added support from our Relationship Manager Akel Al-Ansari has enabled us to introduce an exciting new facility offering students and staff an improved learning and teaching experience. Our expansion will also put us on the right path to reaching our future objectives for higher student engagement with employers through our community outreach programmes.”
Jeff Richards, HSBC UK’s Regional Director for Business Banking in North London, added:
“LSME is a long-standing customer. We have watched the School grow from a small institution into the highly regarded education provider it is today. This new campus is testament to the popularity of LSME’s courses and teaching practices and we are in no doubt that the team will achieve their ambition in attracting more students from a variety of backgrounds and communities.”
The deal was part of HSBC UK’s £14 billion lending fund to support SMEs in the UK.