BPP Education Group has invested £5 million in xUnlocked, an EdTech scaleup. This Series A investment will allow xUnlocked to expand its specialised on-demand video education platforms, including Sustainability Unlocked and Finance Unlocked, and provide wider specialist training beyond sustainability and finance. Founded in 2017, xUnlocked has a global client base, including Santander, The London Stock Exchange, Airbus, GSK, Oxford Said Business School, and Royal Bank of Canada, with over 100,000 learners utilizing its platform. In response to the growing need for business training in sustainability, xUnlocked launched its second platform, Sustainability Unlocked, in November 2021, aligned with its B corp status.
Graham Gaddes, BPP CEO, explained that the partnership with xUnlocked introduces a new vertical of programmes into the BPP portfolio, catering to the ever-increasing demand for skills in ESG and sustainability. By partnering with xUnlocked, BPP’s customers can access market-leading programmes to deliver up-to-date insight with high-end video and a cutting-edge learning platform. He also added that the highly experienced team at xUnlocked is a great cultural fit for BPP, and they look forward to welcoming them into the BPP Education Group.
Henry White, CEO of xUnlocked, mentioned that the investment and partnership with one of the most prominent and successful education institutions in the UK will accelerate their mission of redefining professional education. They will introduce more specialised premium platforms to serve a greater audience of professional learners.
In conclusion, BPP Education Group’s investment in xUnlocked is expected to have a significant impact on the future of professional education.