We are Purple Beard Training, a tech training company that engages, trains and deploys talent by partially funded Apprenticeships & Bootcamps. We work with private and public sector employers and individuals from all over the UK, providing digital skills training aligned with certification bodies in such areas as Big Data, Data Science, Cybersecurity, Cloud computing, Software development and AI & Machine learning. 

We are strong believers that in order to unfold their full potential, learners must be supported to take ownership of their learning and undertake learning in the way that’s most suitable for their own preference. 

Apart from delivering tech training, we are also working hard to close the gender gap in the tech space through our DEIB projects and taking part in various initiatives. 



We offer apprenticeship training and recruitment to businesses and individuals


We're running partially funded tech Bootcamps for businesses and individuals


We're helping to close the gender and diversity gap in the tech sector through our DEIB projects


What was the inspiration behind Purple Beard? By the Founder

In 2018 events beyond my control transpired and changed my life completely. They shook my inner core and turned my life upside down. After these events, I decided to go travelling across 10 countries for six months. I have been a serial entrepreneur since the age of 22 so taking time out to reflect on what I wanted to do and where I wanted to go was almost a novelty. Everything I had known prior to 2018 was decimated during this time. I suppose it was time for new beginnings.

At this time I did not know what my new venture would look like however through my journey across several countries. I came across ‘Ikigai’ (生き甲斐, pronounced[ikiɡai]), a Japanese concept that means “a reason for being”. The word ikigai is usually used to indicate the source of value in one’s life or the things that make one’s life worthwhile or as the French would say our raison d’être. Providing tech training was an idea that I had toyed with a few times since 2006 however sometimes we have to take a different route to get to where we need to.

During my travels, I decided that I was going to pursue my dreams and founded Purple Beard in 2019, offering tech training to businesses and individuals. On reflection, this was my Ikigai.


Support 200 women into the tech space either via upskilling or reskilling by 2021

Support 100 young people aged 16 to 24 from the BAME community to progress into Tech careers by 2022

Support returners to work via the programs we offer



Dimple Khagram

Founder & CEO
Dimple is a serial entrepreneur and loves helping people. She has a mission to deliver apprenticeship programmes and commercial online training to in the digital space and overcome the gaps. She is passionate about working with women and underrepresented groups in Tech. She is curious and has over 25 years in setting up businesses. She is always looking for ways to see how education can bridge the gap. She has worked in across 7 countries throughout her career.

Pooja Borkhataria

Operations Manager
As the Operations Manager, Pooja Borkhataria supports Purple Beard to grow their business capacity. She manages the business operational processes, from design, planning through to implementation and monitoring the operations strategy throughout. She is driven by ensuring that the customer has the best experiences and journey during their time with Purple Beard. Pooja has over seven years experience working in the education sector building and delivering youth programmes in person; as well as online. Pooja is passionate about creating positive change and promoting Inclusion and Diversity.

Flora Kaminska

Digital Marketing Executive
Flora is a versatile, results-driven professional with five years of comprehensive experience in marketing, events and social media management, holding academic certificates from four different countries. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Publishing and Digital Culture from Middlesex London and a Diploma of Business from Shafston International College in Australia. She loves to travel, read and try new things. She's also an author of three YA fantasy books.

Hannah Sawbridge

Office Administrator
Hannah has joined Purple Beard to support the team as Office Administrator. She has 10 years experience in administrative roles across the education sector, from early years to further education and has developed extensive knowledge of the sector. She is passionate about empowering people to access further education and supporting individuals to make positive changes. Hannah has worked and volunteered in 4 different countries and she loves to travel and explore new cultures.


Sushree Mohanty

Software Development Tutor
I am a BE(Bachelors of Engineering) in Information Technology, have recently completed my Masters from Cass Business School and have 2years of work experience as a Software engineer. I have been playing with computers since since I was 6. I learnt Coral, Adobe Pagemaker, MS PPT, by myself when I was 7-9. My 1st coding language was C and then VB in 2011 and ever since I am a coder by soul. I started writing HTML/CSS snippets 8years ago, when it was HTML4 and have literally seen the journey of CSS, JavaScript, XML, jQuery getting popular.

Karen Peters

Software Testing Tutor

Zee Mihao

Software Development TA
I am a Frontend developer with good hands-on experience in JavaScript and Ruby. I have worked in this industry for 2 years, including working for a SaaS organization which is a process mapping software using Vuejs for frontend. I have done a part time bootcamp in Reactjs and recently finished a full time bootcamp focusing on Ruby on Rails. My programming skill and experience inc.: React.js & Redux, Ruby on Rails, Node & Express, , XML & XSLT, mySQL & PostgreSQL, KendoUI & Material UI, Firebase & MongoDb, GraphQL Apollo, Jest Testing & Cypress Testing

Binay Pradhan

Data Analysis Tutor
Binay is a training consultant at Purple Beard ltd who delivers Software Development (ReactJs) and Advanced Excel training. He has an industry experience of 3+ years with experience across several roles including Full-stack developer, Scrum Master, Product Owner and Finance tutor prior to this. He holds a master degree in Management from UCD Smurfit Business School, Dublin and has an engineering background. He is always passionate about using technology for solving business problems. Looking forward to delivering his diverse knowledge to passionate learners through our platform.


Cyber & Security Trainer
Mike is our Security Superstar, he likes to be in Stealth mode He is experienced in the establishment and management of Information Security practices. Proven leadership skills with an ability to manage and motivate effective multi-skilled and multi-national teams. Passionate about Information Security, demonstrable by being an active member of several professional bodies and holding the CISSP-ISSMP certification.

Greg Sellum

DevOps Trainer

Danish Mehra

Data Analysis Tutor
Danish Mehra is a training consultant at Purple Beard Ltd. who delivers Introduction to Python course in Data Analytics Bootcamp. Adding to that he is currently studying MSc. Big Data Science at the Queen Mary University of London. With this he has a BTech. Degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering. Danish has a strong Data background with practical experience of working with Data for 4 years. He has worked on multiple projects in Python and has a 3 year experience teaching Data Analysis through Python to undergrad students. He also has been teaching martial arts for 10 years.


Speak to our team today

If you’d like to talk about Tech Bootcamps and Apprenticeships, a potential partnership, working with Purple Beard or you have any other questions, please contact us and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.