Local business, Oxford Summer Courses wins big at the business Oscars
Two school friends and Oxford University graduates have bucked business trends to create one of the fastest growing businesses in the UK. Oxford Summer Courses has been ranked at No 20 in the 22nd annual Sunday Times Virgin Atlantic Fast Track 100.
Harry Hortyn and his school friend Robert Phipps have flown in the face of analysts' predictions and launched a business focusing on traditional teaching methods which has grown to an £8 million business that is the fastest growing education company in the UK.
The company provides an authentic Oxbridge educational experience to pupils aged 10 to 24 from around the world with their summer courses steeped in the unique teaching traditions of Oxford University.
Harry Hortyn, co-founder and director at Oxford Summer Courses said: "We've learnt a lot since our first course of just 31 students in 2010 and have successfully scaled to deliver courses to over 2,500 students and have expanded to the US and India. We recruit the best teachers and tutors in the UK and that together with the support of our strong team is the secret to our success so far."
As well as the Sunday Times Virgin Atlantic Fast Track 100 listing they are also the 80th fastest growing company in the UK in the FT1000 index, the highest-ranking education business on the list.
"We've succeeded by going against analysts' growth forecasts that the future growth in the education sector is all to do with technology. We've bucked that trend and shown that face to face learning is still just as important and the fact that we have grown 100% each year for the last four years and now this, it's a great recognition for the whole team," added Robert Phipps, the company's co-founder and director.
Notes for editors
· This year's Fast Track 100 achieved, on average, sales growth of 78% a year over three years to a total of £3.1bn. Together they employ 16,900 staff, having added 12,200 jobs over the period www.fasttrack.co.uk.
· The global educational technology market is expected to grow to $40.9 billion by 2022 - Frost & Sullivan Report (Growth in Global Education Markets)
Claire Bustin, Catherine Lane PR
T: 07870 808 166 Email: Claire@catherinelane.com
About Oxford Summer Courses
The original creation of two Oxford University graduates, Oxford Summer Courses has been providing an authentic Oxbridge educational experience to pupils aged 10 to 24 years since 2010.
With a focus on exceptional education, cultural and social experiences and the unique traditions of Oxford University, courses run throughout the summer months in the setting of some of the best universities in the world in Oxford, Cambridge and London, as well as India, the USA and South America.
Achieving a Sunday Times Virgin Atlantic Fast Track 100 listing in 2018, Oxford Summer Courses is the 80th fastest growing firm in the UK's FT1000 index – and the highest-ranking education business. The company also established the Universify Education charity to widen access to elite institutions and raise the aspirations of disadvantaged students.
For more information, visit: https://oxfordsummercourses.com
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