The Institute of Leadership and Management Acquires ABE Global

Today The Institute of Leadership and Management have announced a new chapter for the organisation with the acquisition of ABE Global. The acquisition was agreed by the boards of both parties and now ABE Global will become an independent subsidiary of The Institute of Leadership and Management group.  

The acquisition will enable both organisations to accelerate growth and advance the delivery of charitable goals by benefiting from shared extensive expertise and strong reputations in complementary markets.   

About ABE Global
ABE Global is a not-for-profit skills development specialist and Ofqual-regulated awarding organisation, established in 1973. Their mission is to empower people to transform their lives and communities through gaining high-quality business, management and entrepreneurial skills.

A shared vision
The acquisition is built on shared values, with ABE Global supporting The Institute’s drive to inspire great leadership by promoting and expanding economic opportunity through the provision of relevant, accessible and affordable business education.

Institute CEO, John Mark Williams shared his perspective: “The coming together of TILM and ABE Global creates a new and exciting opportunity to promote and champion the Institute’s founding principle that ‘leadership is everywhere’. The two organisations are complementary in the markets in which we operate, and in the benefits we bring to existing and aspiring leaders and managers across the world. The acquisition brings talent and scale, and will help us leverage the presence and reputations of the Institute and ABE Global as the foundation for our further growth, and for enlargement of the community that is the real strength of the Institute. Most importantly, the two organisations share the same values-based ethos. With this acquisition, we accelerate a future where we reach the Institute’s goal of connecting the leadership community of practice at every level, and ‘Inspiring great leadership, everywhere’.”

Emrys Green, Chair of The Institute of Leadership and Management added, "The next 75 years will be an exciting time for Leadership globally and The Institute's acquisition of ABE Global will further increase our international footprint and impact on the leadership community. It's an exciting opportunity to open up new opportunities for our current and future members, to develop greater insights in to contemporary leadership challenges, and to work with a well-established organisation bringing considerable expertise in the assessment of leadership competencies on a great scale.”




About The Institute of Leadership and Management

The Institute of Leadership and Management is the professional membership body with an active, international community of over 50,000 leaders, managers, coaches and mentors. The Institute creates world–class tools, delivers award–winning e–learning and undertakes practical research to help unlock leadership potential.

The Institute of Leadership and Management was founded in 1947 and is a registered charity governed by a board of trustees.

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