Founded by the current management team in 2001, Explore now has a national network of over 145 centres, located in or near supermarkets, shopping centres and high streets, with over 35,000 children enrolled as members. The company focuses on providing high-quality, individualised mathematics and English tuition twice a week to its members as a complement to schooling. Members work in small groups (of up to six) with each child learning at a workstation that provides individualised tuition resources.
Following Graphite's investment, Explore has doubled its footprint by opening over 80 centres in the UK. We have strengthened the management team, supported investment into systems and processes and transformed Explore into a nationwide operator with strong brand recognition. This has allowed Explore's fun, vibrant and interactive centres to grow their presence in a highly fragmented tuition market.
Graphite is supporting Explore in continuing to expand its successful service offering by further growing its network of centres, investing in personnel and developing the curriculum. The company has consistently been listed in the Sunday Times top 100 'Best Companies to Work for', highlighting the emphasis placed on work environment, staff welfare and service delivery.