History of ABE

ABE was founded by Dr. Lyndon Jones in 1973, with a social mission to bring high quality affordable business qualifications to those who had limited access to education.

Lyndon is a leading academic and author on business and management and has been influential in shaping education policy having served on numerous committees including the Business Education Council, BBC Further Education Advisory Committee, British Accreditation Council for Independent Further and Higher Education and the International Federation for Training and Development Organisations. 

Over the course of four decades ABE has now expanded its reach across four continents, providing high quality learning experiences through a network of partners to around 1.5 million young people. We now work with employers, governments, regulators and education providers throughout the world. We’re constantly updating our range of learning resources to help businesses and entrepreneurs adapt to a rapidly changing marketplace in both established and emerging economies and contributing to the development of a highly-skilled global workforce.