Deal secures strong future for English in Chester language school

English in Chester (EiC), a well-known language school in Stanley Place, finalised a deal with Sussex-based The English Language Centre.

The acquisition of EiC was spearheaded by Richard Day securing its future for the next 40 years and beyond. Richard is looking forward to playing his part in assisting the new owners in the next stage of the school’s history. Key staff members remain at the heart of the school and its operations will continue to be managed locally under the Principal, Nigel Paramor.

Delivering a world-class education will remain a cornerstone for English in Chester. The school, which opened in 1976, is accredited by The British Council and is a member of English UK, The International Association of Language Centres (IALC), Quality  English and is also a founder member of The English Network (TEN).

Securing the deal

To secure the deal, Richard was advised by accountants Mitchell Charlesworth and Robin Gill, a Corporate Partner at Hillyer McKeown. Robin led the legal process, which was carefully project-managed to coincide with the start of the new academic year.

Robin says:

“Chester is a world-renowned destination, and strong, profitable businesses such as English in Chester are vital to the city’s economy. It was a pleasure to act again for an established Chester business with truly a global reach. Richard Day’s commercial acumen, and the buyer’s considerable experience in the sector, made for an efficient sale process ensuring the school’s transition to new ownership was seamless.”

The EiC deal is the culmination of extensive planning to join two schools which share the same ethos, and will ensure that this outstanding learning environment continues to be delivered within the City Walls of Chester.