The Profs wins Best Tutoring Company at the EducationInvestor Awards

Startups 100-featured business The Profs has grown to £1.1m turnover, with 400 educators on its books and 4,000 students and professionals

The Profs, the Startups 100-featured tutoring company, has received the Best Tutoring Company at the EducationInvestor Awards.

The awards – which took place on Tuesday 5 December at London’s Park Lane Hilton – is in its eighth year and recognises excellence in the UK’s education industry.

Founded in 2014 by Dr. Leo Evans, Richard Evans and Rory Curnock Cook, the Profs provides tailored school, university, and professional-level private tuition, education consultancy and academic mentorship.

As well as face-to-face or online tuition in the UK and abroad, The Profs offers course creation for institutions and companies.

Today, the company works with more than 400 educators and has seen 4,000 students and professionals sign up for the service. It claims to have hit £1.1m in turnover in 2016 and is already projecting double that figure for 2017.

This year has also seen The Profs highly commended in the Microbusiness of the Year category at the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) London Business Awards, whilst Evans won Young Entrepreneur of the Year at the London Regional NatWest Great British Entrepreneur Awards, which recognises a founder aged 30 or under “who has achieved a level of business success beyond their years”.

Curnock Cook commented: “The competition in this category was fierce and for The Profs to take home this prestigious award is the best Christmas present. This shows that hard work and perseverance can build a business worthy of national recognition.”

Evans said: “Our goal is to bring innovation to an 800-year-old sector and support its ambition to grow. Education technology is changing the face of how students and academics interact. The Profs is ensuring tuition standards meet their high expectations.

“We have an amazing team and together we’ve built a network of almost 400 talented academics that keeps on growing. We’re innovating learning through BitPaper, our virtual classroom software, which has 3,000 monthly users. To succeed you need discipline and dedication. It’s what our tutors teach and it’s what we live by as a business.”

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