London company Espresso Education claims to supply e-learning software, including video clips, news items and web pages, to 9,500 of England’s 17,500 primary schools. Digital content is delivered by broadband each week and stored on schools’ servers. The company recently acquired the assets and contents of Channel 4 Learning, which will form the basis for a new product range for secondary schools. The firm was founded in 1997 by former Blue Peter editor Lewis Bronze and is managed by Richard McGrath. Its sales rose 65% a year from £2.8m in 2004 to £7.5m in 2006. Now the firm plans to expand internationally.
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