History of RCU Ltd

A company developed by the sector for the sector


Supporting the further education and training sector for over 20 years


RCU has been providing and developing research and consultancy for the education and training sector since 1987 and has established a national reputation for data analysis and the development of strategic recommendations.

RCU was set up in its current format by a consortium of colleges in 1993, at the time of FE incorporation, in order to provide a specialist research facility for the sector. The client base quickly spread both geographically and in terms of client type.

In 2001 RCU was set up as a free-standing company owned by its staff. In 2014 the company moved to its current location at Preston Riversway.

RCU quality standards

ISO 27001
ISO 20252
MRS Company Partner

We are an entirely employee owned company meaning we are all 100% committed to our long term reputation and success. This is achieved through the skills and commitment of the entire team to provide great products, reliable analysis and recommendations and outstanding customer service

Richard Boniface

Managing Director , RCU

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