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Opportunity Education Services

Southampton

£18,314 Bridging the Gap Recipient - May 2014

Opportunity Education Services are an education company that provide high quality educational courses for Chinese students of all ages, primarily over the summer, but also during the Chinese spring festival period (January). The core programme mixes English language lessons with activities, sports and visits to tourist attractions.

The company was set up by Tom Saunders who also previously set up Opportunity China Ltd, which provides English teachers to Chinese education organisations across China.

The company requested funding to support the start-up of the new business through the Accreditation process to provide Students Sponsor Visas, training by the British Council, marketing materials, a sales trip to China and licenses and fees.