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ILM and SFEDI partnership announced

The Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM) has announced it is to form a strategic partnership with the Small Firms Enterprise Development Initiative (SFEDI).

Kim Parish, chief executive of ILM said: "This is an exciting business partnership because both SFEDI and ILM are committed to raising the standard of learning, training, coaching and business support available to small and home business owners.

"With this common aim, it makes sense for us to enter into a partnership which will eventually lead to all SFEDI licensed centres and centres of excellence also gaining the opportunity to become ILM centres. As such individuals will not only gain SFEDI certification but ILM qualifications. We will also work to develop a Membership Academy specifically targeted at entrepreneurs and small business owners."

Tony Robinson OBE, co-founder and chairman of SFEDI, said: "This partnership brings the backing of this leading professional body to SFEDI's network of centres.

"SFEDI and ILM have worked together on enterprise development standards, learning and qualifications for many years but this agreement significantly increases the speed at which we can bring demand-led learning and support solutions to small and home business owners and all those who support them.

"We are working to recognise all our licensed centres as joint ILM/SFEDI centres by early March. As such joint ILM/SFEDI certificates will be issued to business support personnel being assessed through these centres which will be a further endorsement of the quality service we provide."

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