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Cheshire-headquartered e-learning provider trebles turnover to hit £12m


A Cheshire-headquartered provider of online learning services which offers courses across 150 countries has increased its turnover by 200% for the 2021/22 financial year.

Centre of Excellence, which was founded by Sara Jones (pictured) in 2012, grew turnover by £8 million to hit £12 million over the past year, posting a pre-tax profit of just under £4 million for the year to January 2022.

Around the world, Centre of Excellence has reported a 40% growth in customers, and now provides more than 1,000 courses to 1 million customers across 150 countries.

It recently launched a new app along with a range of new children’s courses and language courses, and currently offers programmes across holistic health and wellness, business, animal care, mental health, crafts and child education.

Sara Jones, Founder and CEO, said: “2021 was an exceptional year for the business, exceeding all our expectations in terms of sales and growth.

“As a business we are consistently looking to innovate, whether that be in the breadth of the courses we offer, the way in which our courses are delivered, or the way in which we engage with our audience worldwide. The pandemic and subsequent significant rise in demand for eLearning, has only further highlighted the importance of this. 

“Over the last year we’ve invested significantly in the business, developing our user offer and launching our new app, making affordable, transformative learning more accessible than ever before.

“We’re looking forward to helping more people discover the benefits of eLearning, whether that be to advance their education or career, support the launch of a new business, aid a child’s development, reward or incentivise a workforce, or pursue a personal interest, with a rapidly growing portfolio of courses.”

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