Bill Mills at the Agile Business Conference
With education playing such a huge role in creating Generation Agile, we’re thrilled to have Bill Mills, Chief Executive and Founder of Explore Learning joining us as a keynote.
Explore Learning is a leading provider of English and Maths tuition for children aged four to fourteen, and Bill started up the company in 2000, opening his first centre in Chelmsford, Essex in 2001.
Education is at the heart of Bill’s life after he was born and brought up at Highfield School in Hampshire, which was founded by his grandfather in 1907 and where his father worked as Headmaster. Bill graduated from St John’s College, Cambridge in 1988, joined the American consulting firm, Bain and Company and after two years he went part-time in order to establish a pre-prep school linked to Highfield called Brookham.
When his father died, Bill became responsible for Highfield – a school of 150 children – and focused all his time on the development of Highfield and Brookham schools. It was during this time that he decided to combine his business acumen with his love for education to create an organisation that provides inspiring tuition in Maths and English tuition.
There are now 137 Explore Learning centers across the UK, with approximately 36,000 members, and five centers in suburbs of Dallas Fort Worth, Texas. Bill and the Explore Learning team have plans for continued growth, with a further 10 center launches planned for 2018.
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