About Us

Born out of BDO (Accountants and Business Advisers) and in continuing association with them, Education Business Management (EBM) is a group of highly experienced business and project management professionals who specialise in the provision of services to the Schools and Academies Sector.

We are highly qualified hands on practitioners with a deep understanding of the practical business challenges faced by Primary and Secondary Schools, Academies, Free Schools, University Technical Colleges (UTCs) and Studio Schools.

Our experience is built on some eight years work as part of the DfE Academies Programme , the conversion to Academy status in all its forms of over 200 school and the ongoing provision of strategic advice, guidance and support to a number of individual Academies and Multi Academy Trusts and Sponsors throughout the country.

Working with EBM you will benefit from an integrated approach that links premium Business, Financial, Legal, Education, Property and IT services with a truly holistic understanding of your service requirements. In doing so we guarantee we will:

  • tailor our support to your specific needs;
  • ensure we are be in tune with your vision and ethos;
  • deliver our services through experienced professionals who really understand the challenges you face and have the expertise to support continuous improvement; and
  • combine service excellence with affordability.

Discover how we can add value by exploring our website.


.. is to be acknowledged by our clients as the premier Business Managers to schools, enabling you to realise your vision and deliver outstanding educational outcomes.


 IntegrityWe take responsibility for the outcomes you entrust to us, show respect for your vision and are fully engaged with delivering positive outcomes for young people and families.

 Transparency – Our team is committed to open communications that respect everyone with whom we work.

 Excellence – We use our professional experience and build in success by engineering out common errors and managing risk.

 Strategic Alignment – We know that successful organisations are  “holistic systems” where staff work collaboratively to promote and deliver the vision.  Our overarching objective is to achieve that balance for the organisation and its employees.

 Practical InnovationWe consistently seek to deliver creative solutions through an approach that is both inquisitive and inventive.

 Collaboration – We work in partnership and are committed to helping you deliver your vision and goals.

 Rigour and Depth – We deploy resources to achieve thoughtful, comprehensive and sophisticated solutions that are accurate, dependable and legally compliant.

Empathy – Our team members always deliver services in a caring and individualised way, acknowledging cultural and spiritual differences.