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A rapid rise to success

A rapid rise to success
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A rapid rise to success
Siobhan Stirling - Sharp Minds Communications for Capital Space by Siobhan Stirling - Sharp Minds Communications for Capital Space
Owner/Director - Sharp Minds Communications Ltd

100% success rate and reaching your optimal business size in four years – it’s the kind of track record to make most small businesses green with envy.  It’s been achieved by CapitalSpace customer Evolution Foundation College, based at The Seedbed Centre in Colchester.  We’ve been finding out how they’ve done it.

The importance of teamwork

Husband and wife Kevin and Jacqui Tapsell have worked incredibly hard to build Evolution Foundation College to where it is today. They are devoted to their business, which offers a one-year Performing Arts Foundation course to students aged 16 and above. Co-Director Jacqui said: ‘Our course timetable covers all aspects of the performing arts: ballet, contemporary, commercial, jazz, tap, singing, acting, pilates and CrossFit. We are unique as Evolution is one of only a few colleges across the UK that is truly independent. Our teaching faculty are also experts within their own fields and we have our own dance-based Physiotherapist. 

‘To be where we are in just over four years has been quite remarkable. We have worked really hard, but we don’t really see it as work. This is our passion and we are totally committed to ensure we give the students the very best training that will help them develop and to embark on a successful career training and then working within the performing arts.’ 

The perfect location  

Location can be a vital part of a business, which is why Evolution chose CapitalSpace accommodation: ‘To grow our college within The Seedbed Centre was the best thing for us; we love where our college is based, and we wouldn’t want to have it anywhere else. The landlords and team at CapitalSpace have

been extremely supportive of Evolution since the day we arrived four years ago, and without this support we would not be where we are today. Since our opening in September 2013, we’ve already moved from one unit to two.’ 

Continued excellence  

Evolution pride themselves on the quality, expert teaching they provide to their students and this shows: ‘We are now one of the top performing arts foundation colleges across the UK; we are very proud to share that since we opened in September 2013, we have had four continuous years of 100% success rate, with all our students being offered places at professional performing arts colleges or universities across the UK.  But more importantly, every student received funding offers ranging from 25% of training fees to full scholarships. This is how we measure success and we are quietly confident that our current students will continue this success. 

‘Our college premises are exactly what we dreamed of, but we did not in a million years believe it would happen this fast. We will continue to give top quality performing arts training for our students, giving them the one-to-one training they require; we will not get any bigger than we are now. We are focussed on quality, rather than quantity.’ 

Evolution has come along way since they first moved in with us and it’s great to see that they’ve taken advantage of another one of our units. You can view a tour of their CapitalSpace accommodation below.

To find out how Capital Space business premises could benefit your growing business, call 0800 107 3667