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It’s hard to believe that e4education was once little more than a few people helping a handful of schools. Working out of a tiny "Old Chapel" in rural Lincolnshire, our small team had big ideas. We wanted to make the web more accessible to schools, and in doing so make schools more accessible to their stakeholders. Over 17 years later we like to think that we have added value to the many thousands of schools we have helped.
View our interactive timeline to see how e4education have grown into one of the largest and most trusted website providers for schools, academies and trusts all over the UK.
Bluestone New Media Limited is formed by John Roach, Chris Banks and Jason Hales. Initially established as a web design and development company, with its main brand being eforeducation.
The first of many, many school websites launched. It was Peakirk Cum Glinton. Deacon’s School, now the Thomas Deacon Academy, was the first secondary. Both of these clients are still with us today.
Recognising that schools needed an easy way to keep their website up-to-date the first version of the e4education CMS is launched.
Launch the Intranet for Peterborough Education Department, known as “The Children’s Learning City”
Attend the BETT Show at Olympia for the first time
Moved to “The Old Chapel” in Northborough, Lincolnshire.
Rebrand the company as e4education after purchase of domain name e4education.co.uk
With a growing team and a larger number of customers, we relocated to Commerce Road, where we now reside.
Change company name from Bluestone New Media Limited to Bluestone Creative
Kite Learning Platform is launched
e4education celebrates its 10th birthday!
Wanting to help our clients get the best from their project, we created a production team, who are now an integral part of making sure projects go live on time and to brief.
Change company name from Bluestone Creative Limited to e4education Limited, now purely focusing on the education sector.
e4education become the first school website provider to make responsive websites.
e4education finish undertaking a comprehensive rebrand and launch a brand new company website.
Greg Palmer and Grant French are appointed to the board.
The largest update to the e4education CMS is released, bringing with it an all new design and a suite of new features.
Wanting to help bridge the communication gap between schools and parents, the School News App is launched.
Company opens its new offices in Commerce Road. Doubling the size to accommodate increase in employee numbers.
e4education start producing signage for schools.
The e4education School News App reaches more than 15,000 downloads, just months after its release, surpassing all expectations.
Our new website is launched.
Greg Palmer is appointed e4education Managing Director
e4education founder, John Roach, becomes CEO/Chairman
e4education app reaches 50,000 downloads
Helen Blake is appointed to Operations Director
The Greenwood Academies Trust website launched simultaneously along with 32 of their academy websites - our largest Trust to date.
Launch of Connect suite of MIS integrated parental engagement tools.
The team raised over £700 for the e4education Charities of the Year 2017/18.
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To help schools and academies succeed by bringing together creative thinking, inspirational design and clever technology.
Making schools and academies lives easier, enhancing their reputations and improving communication across education communities.
We understand schools and education, and most importantly what matters to schools.
We are here for the long-term - we don't want to be just another supplier.
Clever thinking, not just clever technology (we see that as standard)
We provide creative individual solutions to help schools and academies communicate
What we do matters - to you, to your people, to us
We will always do our best, and strive to achieve excellence
We look after our people, as we believe our company is only as good as the people in it.
At the heart of e4education is schools and communities. That’s why we allocate a portion of our annual profits to giving back. Whether it’s sponsoring incredible educational organisations, donating money to The BRIT School Trust, sponsoring local tech events like Digital People in Peterborough, or volunteering at a school, we are proud of the contribution we make.