Bibby Rumbelow are specialists in the design and delivery of learning and training for the successful leadership, management and development of Higher Education organisations.
With experience of working with large organisations in both the public and private sectors, the founding Directors, Dr Darryl Bibby and Dr Judy Rumbelow were Dean and Associate Dean respectively of the successful School of Lifelong Learning at Coventry University. Both have many years experience in developing and assessing innovative and effective learning at higher levels, of leading and working at the interface between Higher Education and external organisations, and in particular have been responsible for significant improvement and change in HE.
Darryl started his career in education but changed direction and worked in a marketing company as a sales executive finishing up as Marketing Director. He was responsible for driving the sales and marketing of the company, including managing the relationship and performance of all client contracts and sales.
Darryl then moved into Higher Education and became Business Development Manager and then Head of Continuing Education at Oxford Brookes University. He was recruited by Coventry University in 1999 to establish a new Centre for Lifelong Learning. By 2005-6 the Centre was recruiting more than 2000 part-time students through a curriculum explicitly aimed at the vocational needs of employers and the career development needs of employees. In 2006, when the Centre was made a full academic School of the University, Darryl was its first Dean. Working with the Associate Dean of the School, Judy Rumbelow, Darryl secured £4million funding from HEFCE to set up one of the first employer engagement projects working with major national and international organisations such as Caterpillar, the AA and the NHS.
Since founding Bibby Rumbelow in May 2005 Darryl has led consulting projects on innovative approaches to income generation and business development for universities such as Queen Mary University of London, Teesside University, University of Bath and the University of Salford.
Dr Judy Rumbelow
Judy started her academic career in Further and Adult Education delivering work related learning and training. Judy worked for 6 years at the Open University specialising in the design and delivery of accredited customer service training for Student Support Staff and the development of distance learning for higher level level skills as an author on the BA in Business Studies. As a result of this work Judy completed a work-based Doctorate examining the experiences of people undertaking competence based training in a Higher Education environment. Her research interests remain in this area and focus particularly on the relationship between education and training.
In 2005, Judy joined Coventry University as Associate Dean of
the School of Lifelong Learning. As Project Director for the University’s
successful Employer Engagement Project she worked with Darryl to
design a leadership development programme for large employers which
was delivered at work and assessed using real work issues and challenges.
Since founding Bibby Rumbelow
with Darryl, Judy has focused
particularly on the design and assessment of work-based learning.
This work has included the design and delivery of staff development
programmes specialising in work-based curriculum, quality assurance
and assessment, as well as preparation of distance learning materials
to support staff in HE and FE in managing work-based students.
Recently Judy has advised on the design and implementation of a
work-based ‘shell framework’ through the University approval process,
and supported a university in the accreditation of an existing
employer learning programme into a degree framework.
Jane started her career in
housing working in London and
Leeds before moving into education as a Principal Lecturer at Leeds
Polytechnic. In 2004 Jane became Associate Dean and Head of School
of the Built Environment at Leeds Metropolitan University developing
professional and vocational programmes in the sector, working with
employers and professional bodies. Jane’s extensive expertise in
quality assurance, and vocational and professional programmes that
met the needs of employers led her to her current fractional post
at the Higher Education Academy as Senior Advisor on employability
and employer learning programmes. Jane works with Bibby Rumbelow
as an Associate with particular expertise in employer related quality
assurance, assessment and accreditation.
Harinder started her working life as a secondary school teacher in Milton Keynes before moving into the FE sector and then on into HE.Her areas of expertise and research interests are in Access, wider participation and life-long learning and she has worked extensively across a range of institutions and with HEFCE to promote equity and diversity in both the types of academic provision as well as in student and staffing profiles. As Head of Access Development, Widening Participation and Community Learning at London Metropolitan University she led the development of franchised degree programmes and innovative work based foundation degrees with FE partners and employers. She successfully established a strategic plan, regional collaborative partnerships, and progression agreements with a wide range of formal and informal organisations to promote seamless progression to HE for learners of all ages and backgrounds.
Harinder has led national and European projects on staff and continuing professional development as well as completed management consultancies in UK and international universities. She is an Honorary Research Fellow at Liverpool University, a consultant advisor to the European Access Network, an Evaluator for European Universities Continuing Education Network, and an Associate with the HEA. Harinder specialises in project evaluation, staff training and professional development.
John started working with Bibby Rumbelow in 2009. From a sales and business development background, he has over 20 years experience in business-to-business markets, originally working in the telecommunications sector for Telstra and AboveNet in London, and in recent years working with organisations and consultancies with high value-added knowledge propositions, such as Henley Business School.
John is a specialist in Sales, Business Development and Marketing, particularly in business to business markets at strategic and tactical terms. He is particularly competent in understanding and evaluating client propositions and their competitive advantages, and then being able to execute effective market entry and new business winning actions.
John has conducted direct and in-direct sales; prospection; new business development; target qualification; proposition development, marketing; build and managing of databases and CRMs specifically for HE. He is fluent in French.
Henry started work as a production engineer and then spent time
in IT applications development and management before moving on
to sales roles. Henry has more than 25 years experience and success
in sales and marketing in the IT and services industry. He was
the first of a team of Business Development Managers working at
Coventry University. Henry has worked extensively in the Higher
Education sector designing and delivering training in business
development. He was also instrumental in establishing Coventry
University’s first Applied Research Institute in Serious Games
and has experience of setting up new business units working with
companies such as Fujitsu. Henry works as an Associate for Bibby
Rumbelow with a particular focus on business development, marketing