What do you do?
We design unique education resources, primarily for international schools, but not exclusively. We began designing borders for classroom displays, our USP being that we printed onto PVC, thereby making them more durable, waterproof and reusable – three things that are in high demand in your average school!
What are the biggest changes you see happening in your industry?
The biggest change we have noticed, even in the short space of time we have been trading, is that the world is becoming ever smaller. We connect and work with people from all over the world; people we would never have been able to work with in the past.
What opportunities and challenges will these changes bring about?
Our biggest challenge is getting our orders to where they need to be, cheaply, but not compromising on time. We work with schools in Asia, the Middle-East and UK, so we are always looking for ways to make our shipping more affordable.
What are your biggest goals?
We want to be known for creating unique educational resources, tailored to the needs of our schools. Our goal is not necessarily to be the biggest supplier but we certainly want to the best. That means creating exciting, engaging and stimulating resources.
Who and what would you need to reach your goals fast?
We have embarked on a period of research and development, learning British Sign Language and creating resources built around this. We are researching the use of sign language in mainstream schools, to help with early communication and language development, and also as an aid to improve spelling in older children. These resources, along with our StorySign series on YouTube, will help our resources stand out from other suppliers.
Our main objective in the coming year is to find an international supplier who can deliver our goods globally.
Finally, who should contact you and why?
We are a young, developing business, aimed primarily at the education market. Although our clients are mainly international schools with greater budgets to spend on government schools, we believe there is still a place for our resources in mainstream state-funded schools. Anyone with an interest in the education of young people, specifically, EAL or SEN learners would benefit from our resources.