BIMM is Europe’s leading provider of creative arts education. With Sovereign's investment and support BIMM grew from two UK colleges to twelve colleges across Europe, 1,150 to c.8,200 students, and diversified its offering from modern music education to a broad range of further and higher education qualifications in the creative arts.
When Sovereign first invested in BIMM the Group had 1,150 students in colleges in Brighton and Bristol teaching contemporary music. At exit the Group had:
And of course we can't resist a few BIMM facts: former students include Ella Mai, George Ezra, Mercy Sotire and James Bay; Roger Daltrey is BIMM’s Patron.
At exit BIMM was recognised as Europe’s leading provider of creative arts education.
This has been an incredible journey with Sovereign. Everyone at BIMM has always been passionate about bringing a high-quality education offering to students who want to learn the skills that are most relevant to provide them with the best possible chance of a successful career in the creative industries. The attractiveness of our offering to students has been constant and with Sovereign’s continued investment and strategic support, we have been able to achieve more than we had ever envisaged.
Adam Carswell / CEO / BIMM Institute