Claire Dove OBE DL Chief Executive of the Blackburne House Group has been a key player in the social enterprise movement since the early 1980s. She is one of England’s Social Enterprise Ambassadors.

“We have been offering educational opportunities to women for over twenty years. Many thousands of women, of all ages cultures and backgrounds, have completed our courses and are now in successful careers across Merseyside and beyond.

We offer a wide range of programmes to accommodate the many needs of women, so if you’re just embarking into education or you wish to retrain in order to gain promotion, our staff will diagnose your educational needs and tailor a programme to suit them.

We are proud of our achievements and have repeatedly been awarded a grade 1 status and have been ranked in the top 10 % of educational providers in the country. Our pledge to all students is to offer them a high quality educational experience in beautiful surroundings.

We are driven by our values, which are embedded into all we do. We want women to be inspired by their educational experience with us and to realise economic independence once they start their chosen careers. We hope you choose to join us and become part of the elite band of women who have been transformed by their experience at Blackburne House.

I look forward to meeting with you.”