London, England (PRWEB) June 19, 2012
The celebration brought together business partners, colleagues and journalists. Whizz Education also made a particular point of recognising contributions of school partners as part of this prestigious accolade.
Middlefield Academy and Edenhurst School ( part of the Bellevue Group) were recognised with the Maths-Whizz Best Practice Implementation Award. Also, a further award was received by Jeff Smith, Head of the Anson School, in recognition of Strategic Partnership Support.
In addition, Whizz Education used this opportunity to donate Maths-Whizz Services to an Islington Based children and families charity The Light Project International. Founder Michelin Safi Ngongo was delighted to receive the donation,
“We are already seeing the impact of Maths-Whizz on our children after just a few weeks. Thank you Whizz Education!”
Other attendees included Caroline Wright, the new director at the British Educational Suppliers Association, and Sue Lawton Director of the influential Women in Business organisation, Weconnect International.
The Queen’s Award recognised Whizz Education’s contribution to raising standards in maths globally, building upon the UK’s reputation as a world-wide gateway to the best in education. Maths-Whizz services are being widely used in the United Sates, the United Arab Emirates, Russia and a number of other countries.
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.”
Founded in 2004, Whizz Education delivers to markets who want to raise standards in Maths across the world. The company has built upon the UK’s reputation as a world-wide gateway to learning through Maths-Whizz, a suite of online services which align to local curricula.
Accessed both through home and school subscriptions, Maths-Whizz is used by thousands of 5-13 year olds in some 30 countries. 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. After winning a significant tender to serve Moscow schools with online tutoring in Russian - Russia and Russian-speaking countries are seen as important development areas. A Spanish language version is planned which will bring the Maths-Whizz advantage to many new markets.
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.