Reputation is key to our sector’s rosy future

Establishing a core purpose and forging relationships with prestigious employers will go a long way to enhancing FE’s standing, argues Frank McLoughlin

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A positive reputation is the foundation of any successful organisation, but it is often the hardest to gain and the quickest to lose, as anyone senior involved in the recent TSB bank account problems can surely testify.

How we protect our reputation when crisis hits has been under the spotlight recently, but another key challenge for us, as a sector and as individual institutions, is how we build a strong reputation in the first place, so that we are more resilient in the face of adversity. This is an issue that has been at the forefront of my thinking throughout my career.

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