International schools operator This Cheshire operator of international schools has capitalised on the demand for a British education in countries such as Russia, China and Spain. Founded by chairman Kevin McNeany, 75, in 2005, it runs 10 schools in seven countries for students aged three to 18. Chief executive David Pottinger, 57, oversaw international sales of £27.5m last year.

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Company details
Year2018
Rank153
CompanyOrbital Education
ActivityInternational schools operator
LocationCheshire
2-yr av intl sales growth pa33.84%
International sales £000s27,467
Total sales £000s27,767
Staff446
Founded2005
Websitewww.orbitaled.com

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