Get to know us

The diverse group of providers and stakeholders that make up the Essex Provider Network are the backbone of our organisation. The best way to get to know us is by speaking directly to our members, please see a number of their testimonials below.

“Gateway Qualifications believes in empowering learners by providing learning experiences that inspire personal development. We work closely with our Centres to ensure that they can provide this type of learning and to understand and accommodate their needs. We find that belonging to groups like the Essex Provider Network enables us to better understand the local area and the needs of providers, helping us to work in partnership with them to meet the needs of their learners.”
Chris Deeprose, Business Development Officer, Gateway Qualifications
“Debut Training Academy has benefitted in so many ways from initially being part of KATO and then EPN when it was formed. The provision of having a body who oversees and brings a network of likewise providers together on a quarterly basis is invaluable. Debut benefits from being a member of EPN as it provides our Senior Managers with current information on Government policy and funding, Local Authority updates and opportunities for networking/sharing good practice with other partners. There is an overriding advantage of being part of a bigger organisation which supports us as a small training provider as well as having a collaborative voice.”
Linda Edwards, Centre Manager, Debut Academy
“JET Hairdressing Academy joined Essex Provider Network in order to have a voice as an independent Training Provider – EPN have proved to be extremely responsive in both listening to our needs and providing the means for a collective voice to be heard in the changing landscape – meetings offer opportunities for networking. up-to-date information, pertinent speakers and access to relevant training.”
Lynne Hayes, Director of Business and Finance, JET Hairdressing Academy
“ITEC Learning Technologies is a member of the Essex Provider Network because it’s invaluable to participate in joint ventures and to work together to get our voice heard in the right places. The network encourages us to exchange ideas and share best practice with other providers who understand our market and our needs.”
Wendy Vickers, Chief Executive, ITEC Learning Technologies Ltd