ISIS acquires UIC in London

May 30, 2013

UK-based language school group ISIS Education has acquired United International College (UIC), a multi-language training company with a year-round school in Central London and three residential summer programmes.

photo: (L-R) David Wilkins, Benji Avro and Neil Upton from UIC collecting the STM English Language School Europe Star Award in 2011. Photographer: Roger Harris

"The acquisition works well both from a business and people perspective," said ISIS Director David Brown. "Our two companies share many similar work practices and values, and a Central London location offering courses to both adults and groups is a perfect complement to our five other year-round destinations."

The deal will see UIC Directors, David Wilkins and Neil Upton, take senior roles within the ISIS team. Both said that being part of a larger organisation, with access to a greater range of resources and skills, would help UIC grow and would offer existing staff the opportunity for professional development within an integrated group.

ISIS said that customers and partners of UIC should see no significant changes and would benefit from investment in the facilities and service. "The aim is to continue to offer the same hands-on, people-oriented approach, but within the scale of a medium-sized group," said a statement.

The move follows ISIS's recent acquisition of the two Eurocentres schools in Toronto and Vancouver, Canada, last year, which added to its UK centres in Oxford, Brighton and London Greenwich.

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