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("Milestone" or the "Company")

Cooperation Agreement Signed with Apprenticeships 4 England

Milestone Group (AIM:MSG), the AIM quoted provider of digital media and technology solutions announces the signing of a cooperation agreement with the Apprenticeships 4 England to cross promote Milestone's products and Apprenticeships 4 England.

Apprenticeships 4 England CEO, Lindsay McCurdy, is renowned within the apprenticeship industry both nationally and internationally and serves as an ambassador for the European Alliance for Apprenticeships. Apprenticeships 4 England (30,000 Linkedin group members) is for businesses, training providers, awarding bodies and government agencies that all have a desire to continue the growth of apprenticeships in England. They all share good practice and support each other to continue the growth of quality apprenticeships.

Apprenticeships 4 England's role is to support the growth of apprenticeships. They work with government departments, businesses, training organisations, awarding bodies, schools, sector skills councils, colleges and other organisations to enhance the opportunities for people to develop their employability and prepare them for a fulfilling adult life in which they make a positive contribution to their communities.

Apprenticeships 4 England will promote the Company's products such as the Alchemy digital media and charity giving platform and the Passion Project to its influential network and Milestone will help Apprenticeships 4 England expand and build its brand utilising our fast growing network of corporates and high profile media and sports stars.

The apprenticeship levy comes into effect in April 2017 and is a payment that is collected from large employers in both the public and private sectors. The purpose of the levy is to encourage employers to invest in apprenticeship programmes and to raise additional funds to improve the quality and quantity of apprenticeships.

Deborah White, CEO of Milestone commented:
"This agreement with Apprenticeships 4 England brings us another step closer to providing a strong and simplified employment offering to the public and private sector as well as those young people who are relying on apprenticeships to deliver proper career opportunities. Our recently announced cooperation agreements and others we are forging will together give us the size and expertise to provide the kind of apprenticeship service the public, private and apprenticeships have been looking for."

Lindsay McCurdy, Founder of Apprenticeships 4 England commented:
"Apprenticeships 4 England is delighted to work alongside Milestone to promote the apprenticeship offer to Milestone's network of corporates and high profile media and sports stars."

For further information:

Milestone Group PLC 
Deborah White, Chief Executive Tel: 0207 929 7826
Cairn Financial Advisers LLP, Nominated Adviser 
Liam Murray Tel: 0207 148 7900
Hybridan LLP, Broker 
Claire Louise Noyce Tel: 020 3764 2341
Walbrook PR Limited, PR  
Gary Middleton/Paul Cornelius/Paul Whittington Tel: 0207 933 8780

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Source: Milestone Group PLC via Globenewswire