Emerald Group, the publishing and research company based near Bradford, have announced that Towards Maturity will be joining the group.

Toward Maturity were established as a Community Interest Company in 2008 and is best known for its' eLearning benchmarking consultancy and research work.

Laura Overton, CEO of Towards Maturity, says “We are thrilled to now be part of the Emerald Group family. Our independent benchmark programme supports business impact through learning innovation and has now reached 55 countries. The support of a global business and research network will help take the important work of the community to a bigger stage.

“Emerald Group’s vision of helping their communities make decisions that count based on research that matters is an aim we firmly share, and this announcement comes at a timely moment as we have opened our latest industry benchmark to L&D leaders around the globe.”

The deal is effective from 31 May 2017, and will see Towards Maturity continue to as an independent business, led by Laura Overton as CEO.

In their last set of accounts to end March 2016, Toward Maturity reported a surplus of £72k on income of £279k.  Additionally the Company held £200k in cash and bank.

Read the official announcement at Toward Maturity.