Following sixth-form education at Cardinal Newman College, Preston, he gained extensive international experience on Quality Assurance in Process Engineering in the Oil & Gas sector. Following becoming an esteemed Research Fellow at the University of Salford Business School, Dr. Bamber, Managing Director & Dean, established OLC Europe 21 years ago.
Ernest has held senior management positions within education since 2004 which has resulted in a comprehensive knowledge-base of consulting, compliance, quality, project and people management. Having managed colleges in London, Ghana and Hungary and recruited internationally, Ernest operates from a uniquely global perspective with respect to operations within Further and Higher Education environments.
Ernest is a keen collaborator a point that is evidenced through several joint projects with university partners principally aimed at increasing student numbers for partner institutions. Examples include brokering university progression, franchise, validation and other partnership agreements with institutions such as Glasgow Caledonian University, UWE Bristol, Sunderland University and Teesside University.
An Economics graduate, Ernest recently completed the MBA in Higher Education Management from University College London, Institute of Education in 2018.
From 1971 Ronnie spent 20 years in Secondary Education as Deputy Head & Head of Sixth Form at a North Manchester High School, teaching A & S Level Chemistry and Oxbridge Entry Papers. His former First XI Football Captain, Andy Anson, captained Oxford University and is now the CEO of the British Olympic Association – must have got something right! Then Ronnie spent 25 years in Further & Higher Education as the Assistant Director of Development & Innovation at Hopwood Hall College, part of the Senior Management Team for 18 years, and the last 7 years of public service as International Project Manager for Bradford College. At both Colleges, he was responsible for International Student Recruitment, and International Partnership development.
Payal is a finance graduate holding an MBA in Finance. Payal started Unitek Associates in 2013 and has been actively involved in recruitment of domestic and international students in the UK ever since.