Winners 2020

Thank you to all of the winners, finalists, judges, and sponsors, as well as the EducationInvestor Global community for another unforgettable EducationInvestor Awards celebration.

With more than 145 submissions, 118 finalists in this year’s fierce competition, we crowned 21 winners across Advisory & Finance, Content and education provision, Suppliers and Grand Prix.

Before an audience of leading players from across the private education sector, winners included Barclays, who took home the award for ‘Bank or Lender of the year’, Corndel walked away with the ‘Skills provider of the year’ award, and Arden University won ‘Education business of the year’.

Thank you to everyone for participating in our first ‘virtual’ Awards with such enthusiasm and good humour. It was fantastic to see so many familiar faces and to celebrate the achievements of the remarkable individuals and organisations across the education sector. We look forward to welcoming you back to physical events in 2021 but until then we hope to see you all again soon on our digital event platforms.

Advisory and finance



Broker – of education institutions

Christie & Co

Consultants – to education institutions


Consultants – to the private sector


Financial advisor

Houlihan Lokey


Palatine Private Equity

Legal advisors – deal making

Clyde & Co

Legal advisors – to education institutions

Eversheds Sutherland


Education business services


ICT – platforms and applications

Prodigy Learning

Recruitment services

The Spencer Group

The Schools improvement provider

TT Education

Content and education provision

Digital publisher

Fiction Express

Pathway company of the year

Study Group

Private education group of the year

Kido School

Private tutoring company

Oppidan Education

Skills provider of the year


Grand Prix

Education business of the year

Arden University

Ed tech firm of the year

GL Education

Exporting excellence


Market entrant

IMP Software

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EducationInvestor Global’s dedicated coverage of market activity in the education sector provides independent and authoritative insight for investors, lenders, advisors and education firms operating across the education sector. 

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