Downing is partnering with Spaghetti Bridge, to build a special educational needs platform in the UK. Out of the 8.9 million students in England, it is estimated that about 1.4 million have special educational needs (SEN), out of which nearly 3,00,000 are entitled to ring-fenced funding from the Government’s Budget.
Spaghetti Bridge is a company working in the field of special education with an aim to improve the lives of children across South West England. Since its inception in 2020, Spaghetti Bridge has successfully opened two schools and various other projects are in the pipeline. Downing, an investment management and business finance firm, has also continued to show an unwavering commitment in the field of education and healthcare throughout the pandemic last year.
Speaking of the latest partnership with Spaghetti Bridge, the Investment Director at Downing, Torsten Mack told the Private Equity Wire, “Our investment in Spaghetti Bridge is at the heart of what drives us at Downing – a commitment to the growth and development of UK-based businesses in markets that are generally underserved. Through Spaghetti Bridge, we are proud to be supporting some of the more vulnerable members of our society by providing them with specialist care and education.”
The team at Spaghetti Bridge is of the opinion that this partnership with Downing will prove to be pivotal in the success of their business. Dan Alipaz, CEO, Spaghetti Bridge said, “We wanted a partner who shared our values and our vision for delivering the very highest quality Special Educational Needs services – the Downing team were the perfect fit. Together, with our colleagues at Spaghetti Bridge, I am confident that we can grow a group of truly outstanding SEN schools and support services across the South West.”