ABE was founded by Dr Lyndon Jones in 1973.
His vision was to bring high quality affordable business qualifications to those who had limited access to education.
Lyndon had a long and distinguished career in the UK Higher Education sector. He worked in Britain, Western Europe, South East Asia, the USA and Africa. He authored a number of books and was published extensively in the press. Lyndon was influential in shaping education policy having served on numerous committees including the Business Education Council, the Council for the Accreditation of Correspondence Colleges, BBC Further Education Advisory Committee, British Accreditation Council for Independent Further and Higher Education, and the International Federation for Training and Development Organisations to name but a few. In recognition of Lyndon’s outstanding services to education, he was awarded the Management and HRD Excellence Award from ARTDO.
Lyndon established ABE as a not for profit organisation dedicated to the intellectual, social and economic development of individuals and communities through the provision of relevant, high-quality, affordable qualifications. In pursuit of this, he travelled extensively to meet with students, colleges and senior government officials across the world.
Lyndon retired in 2015 but continues to advise ABE to this day. He is fondly remembered by staff, centres and learners.