Fashion Retail Academy takes over LCBT

The London College of Beauty Therapy (LCBT) has been acquired by the Fashion Retail Academy (FRA).

Established in 1995, LCBT provides fully funded courses for students aged 16-19 in areas such as beauty therapy, hair, make-up and aesthetics including a number of ABT Accredited courses covering waxing, lash and brow treatments, spray tanning and hair extensions. 

The LCBT will retain its individual identity and remain in its central London location. The acquisition will enable the college to benefit from becoming part of a new charity, Education for Industry (EFI) Group, to support the FRA and LCBT's future growth and expansion.

The FRA's CEO, Lee Lucas, will become CEO of EFI Group, the FRA and LCBT, whilst former LCBT CEO, Christianne Cavaliere de Moncayo, departs. 

Christianne Cavaliere de Moncayo says:

“This is an exciting next step for LCBT's continued success. Following the legacy of our founder, Eileen Cavalier OBE, it is important to us that LCBT thrives under the leadership of an
organisation with a strong focus on quality education for their learners, delivers for industry, and cares for their staff community.”

Lee Lucas adds:

“I could not be more delighted to welcome LCBT into the FRA family. This strategic acquisition reflects the dedication of both colleges to offer a comprehensive and cutting edge education
 that prepares our graduates for success in the dynamic worlds of fashion, retail and beauty.Together, we will continue to elevate creativity, innovation, and excellence across fashion,
beauty and more new sectors, to empower the next generation of industry leaders.”

London College of Beauty Therapy