At B-Skill we are proud to announce that we have acquired Picasso’s Beauty and Training Academy. 

Picassos, based in Ossett, was founded in 2004 and has been working in partnership with B-Skill to deliver beauty courses for six years. 

Photograph: Emma Ward, Vice Principal at Picassos

Paul Wileman, CEO at B-Skill, said: “We have great plans for developing our provision in the Wakefield area and the acquisition of Picassos, with its extensive and well equipped local facilities, is central to these plans.” 

“Picassos have been delivering learner-focused quality programmes funded through B-Skill for several years, and the expertise, enthusiasm and commitment of the staff makes this acquisition a perfect fit into the B-Skill culture and corporate ambition.”

During our time working with Picassos, we have delivered courses to a wide range of individuals looking for a route into the beauty industry. We are currently delivering the following nationally accredited, by NVQ and City and Guilds, courses:

  • Level 2 Certificate in Customer Service

  • Level 2 Diploma in Beauty

  • Level 2 Diploma in Hairdressing

  • Level 2 Diploma in Nail Services

  • NVQ Diploma in Beauty Therapy – Massage

  • NVQ Diploma in Nail Services

  • Diploma in Hairdressing

Emma Ward, Vice Principal at Picassos, said: “We are really excited to be joining the B-Skill family and look forward to working to deliver a range of courses and high quality learning here at the Ossett site.” 

“Picassos have been delivering nails, hair and beauty courses under a B-Skill partnership for over 5 years now and so we are really familiar with the brand. The new merger will enable us to be bigger and better than ever.”

B-Skill will work with Picassos to continue to deliver at its location in West Yorkshire. The Picassos team has provided so many opportunities for individuals in the region; B-Skill are very excited to help the academy grow and offer these opportunities on a greater scale.

We look forward to our continued work with the Picassos team and growing the range of opportunities that we can provide to individuals in the beauty industry.

If you have any queries about this, please contact: or 0333 900 0692.