Julie Robinson retires after serving Alliance Learning for 24 years!


The CEO of Award winning training provider Alliance Learning has recently announced her retirement after serving the company for the last twenty-four years.

Julie Robinson has been CEO of Alliance Learning for the last the last five years and has been a key figure within the business in which she refers to as her ‘family’. On being appointed as Chief Executive in 2013, Julie restructured the company and promoted from within to ensure she had the correct support at management level to help the company grow. Within the first year of being appointed Julie managed a positive £300K turnaround of the business, as well as IIP status and OFSTED Grade 2.

Over the years Julie has guided the company to win numerous awards, both individually and as an organisation. These included winning the 2015 Bolton and Bury Business Person of the Year as well as SME of the Year on the same evening. In 2016 Julie won Outstanding Woman in Business at the E3 Business Awards, she has also driven the company to be shortlisted for Training Provider of the Year at the Greater Manchester Skills for Business Awards 2016 and 2017. In 2018 Julie was shortlisted at the Inspire Awards in the categories Business Woman for Bolton and the Lifetime achievement.

Julie had the following comments:

"Working for Alliance Learning for the last 24 years has been an honour and the best of my working life. My passion and belief in Apprenticeships and the skills apprentices gain during their training has truly been fulfilled having seen thousands of youngsters over the years become successful Engineers and business people. I have had so many highlights during my time at Alliance, from winning awards to the recent collaboration Alliance Learning has successfully undertaken with the University of Bolton. However, none more so than working with some amazing business people, particularly every member of staff at Alliance Learning. They are such a dedicated team with the same passion and drive to develop individuals with skills our region needs.

I  wish Alliance Learning success for many years to come and I know I will miss them all immensely."

Julie Robinson

The company have announced Kelly Perkin as their new Chief Executive. Kelly has worked at the organisation for over 16 years and has worked her way up the ladder from starting out as a Childcare Assessor in October 2002.

Kelly had the following comments:

“Julie has been a major part of Alliance Learning for over 24 years and myself and the team at Alliance Learning will miss her greatly. I am determined to build on the foundations and carry on the fantastic work Julie has put into place. I wish Julie a long, happy and healthy retirement.“

Kelly Perkin