Photo – courtesy of Nelson and Colne College Partnership


Rockborn Management Consultants has completed another merger supporting Nelson and Colne and Accrington and Rossendale Colleges safely across the line on 30th November 2018. The newly formed Nelson and Colne College Partnership will incorporate Nelson and Colne College, Accrington and Rossendale College and Lancashire Adult Learning, and will build on the outstanding performance of Nelson and Colne College.


Another educational success for Rockborn’s 5th merger over the last 3 years. The company has developed a strong presence in the further education sector in that time based on strong personal service and commitment to their client’s goals.  Rockborn Management Consultants has also carried out a number of strategic HR assignments over the period including culture mapping and post-merger integration work.


The Principal of Nelson and Colne College Partnership Amanda Melton said:

“This is a hugely exciting time for all involved in the merger process. We would like to thank Peter Ryder and Nicola Tomlinson from Rockborn who have played a pivotal role in the successful formation of our College Partnership. Their highly professional approach and extensive knowledge of the merger process ensured a seamless and timely delivery.  

 “We are now looking forward to building on the strengths of our new partnership to ensure the highest quality education and technical skills for all.”

Rockborn Director Nic Tomlinson commented “we are really pleased to have been part of creating the new College for Lancashire.  Staff and Governors at both partner colleges had a clear vision for the future and it was a pleasure working with them to help with the first step


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