Education

Spears 2020

DOMINICK ASHE

CARFAX EDUCATION

An alumnus of Eton and Christ Church, Oxford, Dominick Ashe spent more than 20 years in investment banking, as well as overseeing professional examinations for students and practitioners looking to work in the fi nance industry. In 2016, he joined… Read More

CHARLES BONAS

BONAS MACFARLANE

According to founder Charles Bonas, it is Bonas MacFarlane’s unique approach, which he likens to that of private bankers and GPs, that makes the firm stand out. ‘Schools are wonderful, but the function of a school is to encourage children… Read More

ADAM CALLER

TUTORS INTERNATIONAL

Tutors International provides a personalised service to UHNWs around the world, offering long-term and full-time placements. Each tutor is headhunted from scratch to meet the specific needs of each new client. At a cost of around £100,000 to the client… Read More

LUCY CAWKWELL

OSBORNE CAWKWELL EDUCATIONAL CONSULTANTS

Lucy Cawkwell took on her fi rst tutoring job during her gap year in 1992, and has since taught over 70 students between fi ve and 18 in subjects from maths and science to English, French and geography. With experience… Read More

LADY COSIMA SOMERSET

CONCIERGE LONDON

Anything is possible at Concierge London, as its clients – who include Lord and Lady Windsor, Tamara Mellon and the Goldsmiths – will readily testify. Called ‘ruthlessly efficient’ with ‘perfect manners’ by one happy customer, Lady Cosima Somerset’s girls are… Read More

MATTHEW GOLDIE-SCOT

CARFAX EDUCATION

Former academic Matthew Goldie-Scot joined Carfax Education in 2012, and went on to launch Carfax Projects, focusing on education policy and interventions for governments at Ministry and Cabinet level, as well as working with investors, operators, and family offices. He… Read More

JOHN GRIFFIN

FINITO

John Griffin has served as chairman of Finito since its launch in 2016, and is a distinguished businessman and philanthropist. He founded Addison Lee in 1975 with just one car, and nearly 40 years later sold the company in 2013… Read More

EMMA-KATE HENRY

UK

‘It’s an incredibly powerful experience to walk into a school as robustly distinctive as d’Overbroeck’s, but one where academic excellence is at the heart of the offering,’ says its principal, Emma-Kate Henry, stressing the continued focus on nurturing individual pupils… Read More

RONEL LEHMANN

FINITO

Ronel Lehmann’s firm Finito offers bespoke coaching and mentoring to young people leaving education and looking to make a smooth and painless transition into the world of employment. Lehmann set up the company in 2016 after a 30-year career in… Read More

RHIDIAN LLEWELLYN

LLEWELLYN EDUCATION LTD

As independent schooling becomes increasingly competitive, Rhidian Llewellyn maintains that ‘the child’s happiness is paramount’. A former headmaster at Papplewick and housemaster at the Dragon, he now introduces families to the best independent school for their child, guiding them through… Read More

REGENT’S UNIVERSITY LONDON

Nestled in the leafy grounds of Regent’s Park, Regent’s University London is home to just 5,000 bright young things. The intimate size of the college, coupled with one-to-one tuition, truly differentiates it from mainstream university education. Regent’s promotes independence and… Read More

NATHANIEL MCCULLAGH

SIMPLY LEARNING TUITION

Nathaniel McCullagh founded Simply Learning Tuition after recognising the high demand for private tuition in London and across the world. Since 2009, his firm has grown at a formidable rate to introduce private tutors primarily for after-school tuition, long-term home… Read More

FIONA MCKENZIE

CARFAX EDUCATION

Fiona McKenzie heads up the UAE division of Carfax Education and has been involved in independent international education for more than 30 years in a range of different capacities. ‘Bringing a British education brand to market in an international environment… Read More

JOHANNA MITCHELL

LUMOS EDUCATION

Named after the Latin word for ‘light,’ Lumos Education is a firm best described, according to its founder Johanna Mitchell, as family focused. ‘We take great care to support each child as an individual, nurturing their talents and potential,’ she… Read More

WILL ORR-EWING

KEYSTONE TUTORS

British education is a way of life for Will Orr-Ewing, who has over a decade of advising families on schooling and tutoring needs. He boarded from the ages of eight to 18, when he gained entry to read history at… Read More

SIR ANTHONY SELDON

FINITO

Sir Anthony Seldon, vice chancellor of the University of Buckingham since 2015, is one of Britain’s leading contemporary historians, political authors, educationalists and commentators. He qualified as a teacher at King’s College London, and was awarded the top PGCE prize… Read More

KATIE HUGHES & ALEX SEVER

HUMANITAS

The word Humanitas comes from the Aristotelian term Paideia – meaning a broad cultural education. ‘It’s all about looking out for the students and bringing them up as respectable members of society’, says Alex Sever, co-founder with Katie Hughes. ‘The… Read More

KATE SHAND

ENJOY EDUCATION

Enjoy Education, led by Kate Shand, has been shortlisted for the Education Investor awards for five years running, winning Best Private Tutoring Company Award in both 2013 and 2015. Shand was also featured in Management Today’s 35 Women Under 35…. Read More

IRINA SHUMOVITCH

SCHOOL PLACEMENT SERVICE

For Irina Shumovitch –a Russian born educational consultant who runs a placement service in London aimed at HNW and UHNW Russian parents – British education has an unmatched reputation. ‘Having experienced three educational systems – Russian, French and English –… Read More

STEVE SIMS

BLUEFISH

Steve Sims, head of Bluefish and ‘real-life Wizard of Oz’, promises and delivers ‘once-in-a-lifetime experiences which are beyond the imagination’ to clients from corporate executives and A-List celebrities to professional athletes. From experiencing the Titanic in MIR 1 and MIR… Read More

ALISON SMITH

KNIGHTSBRIDGE PROPERTY & LIFESTYLE MANAGEMENT

‘We provide seamless, 360-degree solutions to property and lifestyle needs,’ says Knightsbridge Property & Lifestyle Management’s Alison Smith, summing up the firm’s specialism in running high-value London residential real estate. She highlights the ‘unique and tailored’ services for members, from… Read More

VICTORIA SMITH

GRIFFIN AND BELL EDUCATION

Griffin and Bell is named after griffins (mythological guardians of precious things) and bells, as a symbol of clarity. Oxford graduate Victoria Smith and her husband Matthew founded the company in 2011 with a simple philosophy: ‘Honesty, clarity, inspiration’. They… Read More

NIGEL STOUT

MPW

Founded in 1973, MPW (Mander Portman Woodward) is a group of specialist independent schools in London, Birmingham and Cambridge, chaired by Oxford-educated Dr Nigel Stout. MPW offers GCSE and A-Level courses using group sizes of no more than 10 pupils… Read More

FRED SUGARMAN-WARNER

CARFAX EDUCATION

‘Responsible tuition is our buzzword,’ says Fred Sugarman- Warner of Carfax Education. For the Winchester scholar and Oxford graduate, this means delivering a thorough and creative education over a sustained period, rather than churning out frazzled brains through last-minute cramming…. Read More

ZIA YUSUF

VELOCITY BLACK

Sleek and tech-driven, Velocity Black is used and endorsed by A-listers such as Gigi Hadid, Millie Mackintosh and Rita Ora. ‘Our mission is not to deliver what you want, when you want it – that’s quite 20th-century!’ says co-founder Zia… Read More