We operate under the same confidential bond as lawyers and accountants.  It is essential to our business that strict confidentiality is maintained at all times as it would be completely counterproductive, and utterly damaging to our business, should we fail in this critical high ideal. 

 All our teachers and editors are vetted and will have signed a ‘Non-Disclosure Agreement’ with us.  As we are very happy to sign one with you. 


 Confidentiality is critical to us and, should you require, we are very happy to discuss with you any further measures you may require.

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Nick Kenney
Founder and CEO

 Nick has a wealth of Trade experience. Over 18 years he worked for two of the UK’s ‘blue chip’ book publishing houses Pan Macmillan and Faber & Faber where he ran their European/Asian, and World Export departments respectively.  For a further 12 years he was CEO of Cardooo Ltd which traded all around the world. 

  • Decades of experience in English language publishing.

  • Decades of experience with colleagues (and friends) where English is their second language. 

  • Decades of experience dealing with day-to-day trade issues.


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Eleanor Maxwell

Head of Teaching

 Eleanor completed her Masters in French language and literature at the University of St Andrews, in Scotland, followed by a post graduate teaching certificate (PGCE) at the University of Cambridge. She is qualified to prepare students for standardised tests (IELTS, TOEFL, TOEIC). She has also worked in the development of innovative methods of teaching languages, and in teaching teachers how to use them. For the last 10 years she has worked in France for the University of Paul Sabatier in Toulouse and the Ecole Nationale d'Ingenieurs in Tarbes, teaching English and Communication studies.  She has also worked extensively with researchers and business teaching English and French and editing academic and business texts. 


Sisley Benson
Europe / Russia Team Consultant

 Sisley is based in Helsinki, Finland. Her strong communication skills, her ability to create connections and her straightforward and vibrant energy makes her a valuable asset within our consultant team. 


 Sisley's career began recently and has had an extremely strong start. Her ability to see the big picture is essential in her role as a consultant in charge of setting up a sales network in Europe and Russia. 

 This role mainly involves expanding our position in order for us to help as many companies as possible. She will also further ensure that each and everyone of our customers and team members have the best possible outcome for their needs.

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Simon Hall

Business Consultant

 Simon is an expert in Marketing and Business.  His first Agency, Proximity Worldwide, began life in his mum and dad’s front room. Under his leadership, the agency grew to 2,200 staff in 44 countries. One of the keys to the agency’s success was the quality of communications between and through its local offices. It is now part of the Omnicom Group.  His second agency CHI & Partners developed big brand and communication ideas for its clients. A majority share was acquired by WPP.  His third agency, Seven Seconds, helped retailers manage rapid digital transformation, through eCommerce. It was acquired by Publicis.


Bianca White

Consultant Project Manager

 Bianca specialises in building teams, products and services.  She has worked with many different businesses including global hygiene, health, learning, games, entertainment and public sectors. She has delivered for a long list of clients, including Nord Anglia Education, Learning and Skills Improvements Service, Channel 4 TV, Sony, Kellogg’s, Nestle, Adidas, Take2, Rockstar, NHS 24, West Midlands Strategic Health Authority and Birmingham Children’s Hospital.  Most recently she has been working as a Project Manager delivering mobile and TV apps to broadcasters and sport content owners. 

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