Queen's Award Winners for International Trade: Whizz Education Uses the Latest Technology to Develop Creative and Inspired Students through Online Tutor Maths-Whizz

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Whizz Education has won a Queen’s Award for International Trade for outstanding achievement over the last three years. Between 2009 and 2011, the company increased its overseas sales of online maths tutoring services and digital maths content for the classroom by an impressive 160% with major business growth coming from the USA, the Middle East and Asia. Accessed both through home and school subscriptions, the Maths-Whizz suite of services is used by thousands of 5-13 year olds in some 30 countries.

“Significant government funding into UK education has seen the growth of many learning resource providers over the past decade. These resources have been tried, tested and refined over the years.

Whizz Education has won a Queen’s Award for International Trade for outstanding achievement over the last three years. Between 2009 and 2011, the company increased its overseas sales of online maths tutoring services and digital maths content for the classroom by an impressive 160% with major business growth coming from the USA, the Middle East and Asia. Accessed both through home and school subscriptions, the Maths-Whizz suite of services is used by thousands of 5-13 year olds in some 30 countries.

Maths-Whizz reaches out to students at their point of need. It does so through continuous assessment, engaging interactive content that is personalised for each student, and real time reports for teachers and parents. This environment creates 'happiness in numbers' which leads to raised standards in maths. Whizz Education has now begun the process of bringing the Maths-Whizz advantage into non-English based markets. In 2011, Whizz Education created the first version of Maths-Whizz in a foreign language after winning a significant tender to serve Moscow schools with online tutoring in Russian for early grade students, and anticipates significant sales of Mat-reshka in a number of Russian-speaking countries. In 2012, has seen the company starting work on a Spanish language version of Maths-Whizz.

Richard Marett, CEO of Whizz Education, reflects on the Queen’s Award win and explains why UK products designed for the education sector are benefiting from overseas trade:
“Significant government funding into UK education has seen the growth of many learning resource providers over the past decade. These resources have been tried, tested and refined over the years. Only those companies with highly effective resources have survived, so today schools across the world have comfort in the knowledge that these resources are proven to be the best.To see our efforts acknowledged by the Queen, the Government and the wider business community is testament to the work that we do, and we are proud to be able to celebrate this success with our clients.”

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