BPP Holdings

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BPP Holdings Limited
Wholly owned subsidiary
Industry Education
Founded 1976 (1976)
Headquarters London, United Kingdom
Key people
Professor Carl Lygo, (CEO & Vice-Chancellor)
Peter Crisp (Dean of BPP Law School)
Tim Stewart (Dean of BPP Business School)
Revenue £165.5 million (2008)[1]
£21.5 million (2008)[1]
£14.0 million (2008)[1]
Owner Apollo Global
Divisions BPP Learning Media
BPP Professional Education
BPP University
Website bpp.com

BPP Holdings Limited is a holding company of the United Kingdom-based provider of professional and academic education. It has been a subsidiary of the American for-profit higher education company Apollo Global since July 2009, having formerly been listed on the London Stock Exchange and a constituent of the FTSE 250 Index.


The company was founded by Alan Brierley, Richard Price and Charles Prior in 1976 as Brierley Price Prior to provide training to accountancy students.[2] It was first listed on the London Stock Exchange in 1987. Also in 1987 the company acquired Mander Portman Woodward, a provider of Fifth and Sixth Form teaching.[3] Then in 1992 the company established BPP Law School which in 2005 became a founding School of BPP College of Professional Studies, which provides legal as well as business management training.[2] In 2007 the Privy Council awarded BPP College powers to award degrees.[4] The company was acquired by Apollo Global for £368 million[5] in July 2009.[6] In July 2010 BPP College was awarded University college status.[7] In August 2013, BPP University College was granted full university status and now is known as BPP University.[8]

Mander Portman Woodward was sold in July 2012.[9]


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