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Lsect | Nick Linford

About Nick | Nick Linford is an expert in further education funding and performance systems and a company director of Lsect Ltd.

He runs a series of popular workshops, conferences and webinars about funding and data, which have been attended by more than 20,000 people in the last 10 years.

Nick is also author of the Complete Guide to Funding Apprenticeships, two books about funding and data published by Pearson and the founding editor for Lsect’s weekly newspapers: FE Week ( and Schools Week (

Prior to setting-up Lsect in 2010 Nick established an education think tank at the publishers Pearson, and before that was for seven years Director of Planning and Performance at the Lewisham College, during which time they achieved an Ofsted grade one.

About Lsect | Lsect Ltd is an education events and publising organisation operating in the UK. They are the publishers of School Week and FE Week, and the organiser of the Annual Apprenticeship Conference and Festival of Education