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About us

Delivering high-quality English language and academic summer courses to young learners and high school students.

Experio Summer

Experio Summer is part of the Experio Life group of companies. Experio Life Limited was founded by Tony Evans and Rob Moss in 2000.

2001 – we operated a Summer School at Clifton College in Bristol on a ‘dry hire’ basis

2005 – following discussions with the College’s management team, we took the step to deliver the summer programme as a Clifton College branded international summer school

2006 – the partnership developed further to include a direct role for Experio to promote the College overseas and to recruit international boarders through its various marketing activities

2013 – our “partnership” model was so successful that we attracted the attention of Bromsgrove School near Birmingham who asked us to establish a similar model for them

2019 – our last summer of operation prior to the COVID-19 pandemic and the end of the partnerships with Clifton and Bromsgrove

2020 – we were joined by Richard Avery, former Operations Director at Clifton College who took up the same position with Experio Summer and by Ben Whittaker, Managing Director of EngXcel in Cambridge who is responsible for Academic Programme Management across all Experio Summer centres. The partnership between Experio Summer and EngXcel is known as “Experio English”

2021 – we agreed a new partnership with Bishop’s Stortford College in Hertfordshire to establish their own branded international summer school and to recruit full-time international boarders for their Prep and Senior Schools

2022 – 250 students from 12 different countries attended the BSC International Summer School over a 4-week period

2023 – building on the success of our first year at BSC, we ran at capacity for 6 weeks in July and August, welcoming 500 students from 22 different countries

2024 Experio English Ltd was officially incorporated as a JV owned and operated by Experio Summer and EngXcel

 

Rob Moss and Tony Evans

Partnership benefits

Our partnership model, as the name suggests, is based on a mutually beneficial relationship which provides the partner school with a high quality “plug in” international summer school with the following features and benefits:

 

  • Own-branded International Summer School
  • Control of branding and messaging
  • Oversight of product and delivery
  • Outsourced admissions and accounting processes
  • Extension of current educational programme portfolio
  • Upselling to existing agent partners
  • Access to new agents/markets
  • International pupil recruitment to the year round school through:
    – increased international profile
    – summer school taster experience
    – pre-sessional option for international boarders
    – long-term planning (min. 5-yr contract)
    – modest investment

Our partner schools

Bishop’s Stortford College is a leading UK independent boarding school ideally located between London and Cambridge. Bishop’s Stortford College’s reputation for providing an outstanding education in the fullest sense of the word has continued to grow since its establishment in 1868.

Today, it is one of the leading co-educational, all through, day and boarding schools in the country with approximately 1300 pupils across the three schools: Pre-Prep School (4-7 yrs; 127 pupils), Prep School (7-13 yrs; 506 pupils), Senior School (13-18 yrs; 674 pupils). Approximately 200 board: around 30 in the Prep School (most boarding from the age of 9 years) and 170 in the Senior School, including a number of international pupils. Given the diversity within the College, there is huge scope for bringing different people of different ages together to learn from each other and enjoy each other’s company.

The College is conveniently located on the edge of the historic market town of Bishop’s Stortford and just a short walk from the shops and the train station.

Experio English

Experio Summer is proud to be partnering with EngXcel, a Cambridge based English language school. EngXcel is the latest enterprise from the founders of ABC Cambridge, a school built on 60 years’ experience of delivering quality English language tuition at all levels and in accordance with British Council standards. We call the partnership Experio English which delivers the English language courses (General English & English for Academic Purposes) in all our centres as well as running a range of courses year round in Cambridge and tailor-made group stays at destinations across England which are perfectly suited to visiting overseas schools, corporate groups, groups of friends, clubs and associations.  

NB all our partners, agents and suppliers are carefully selected for the quality of the services that they provide as well as their reliability, integrity and professionalism.

Meet the team

 

Tony Evans, Sales & Marketing Director

After graduating in Modern European Studies in 1984, Tony embarked on a career in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) which spanned six years and took him to Germany, Italy and France. He then moved into Summer School Operations Management (staff recruitment, programming and troubleshooting) before taking on roles in Sales and Marketing with a number of leading organisations in the international education sector. In 2000, he set up Experio Life Ltd., a successful educational travel consultancy business and in June of 2019 he co-founded Bristol International College.

With more than 35 years experience in the international education sector, Tony is a well-known and highly regarded professional with an extensive network of contacts.

Tony Evans

Rob Moss, Finance Director

Rob started working with small and medium sized enterprises when he joined Business Link, the UK Government’s enterprise support agency, as one of their youngest business advisers. He went on to restructure business support and economic development services in Essex before joining the University of East London in the early stages of its knowledge transfer development programme in 2001.

Since leaving the University, Rob has continued his international enterprise development work with the establishment of NovaCapita Ltd., alongside continuing his other business, Experio Life Ltd., which he co-founded in 2000. He has extensive experience of developing international linkages between innovative businesses and connecting with new entrepreneurial talent from within the EU and increasingly across continents.

Tony Evans

Richard Avery, Operations Director

Richard completed a degree in Leisure Management at the University of Exeter before embarking on a 25-year career within the commercial development and operations wing of a leading UK independent boarding school.

As part of his role, Richard had overall responsibility for a range of holiday courses which included a very successful international summer school, managed directly by him and his team. He has a wealth of experience in overseeing the preparations and managing all aspects of the day-to-day operations, ensuring that the highest standards are always met and that customer satisfaction is guaranteed.

Tony Evans

​Ben Whittaker, Academic Director (Managing Director, EngXcel)

After nearly two decades of exceeding client expectations in hospitality and tourism management, Ben made the transition into the worlds of language travel and inbound study tourism, becoming Managing Director of ABC Cambridge. He quickly made his mark by developing innovative programmes and expanding the business to new levels. 

Ben champions diligence, hard work, attention to detail and exceptional customer service. He is passionate about promoting quality, professionalism and expertise in the field of language travel. His latest enterprise, EngXcel, is testament to this as he continues to help people from the global community to learn real English for real life. Ben is delighted to partner EngXcel with Experio Summer to deliver quality English language courses in our centres under the Experio English banner.

Tony Evans