Boost Education is a hugely innovative private tutoring company, with nationwide and global expansion plans in the making. Boost Education was set up in 2009 by one young entrepreneur, Amandeep Singh Gill, who dropped out of his full time maths teaching role to pursue his business venture. We found out how Boost Education’s CEO, made it.
How it all began & the success
Amandeep literally had no idea of what he wanted to do after graduating with a maths degree from Queen Mary, University of London. A good friend of his was about to start a teacher-training course and he thought he’d also give it a go, with no real expectations at the time. After getting started and finding a buzz for teaching the younger generation, Amandeep realised that his role wasn’t fulfilling his potential. He knew he had more in him. A fellow student approached him on his course who told him to quit his part time job at the time (working in Royal Mail) and start private tutoring where he could earn upwards of £20 per hour. There was nothing to lose and everything to gain. That same day he set up an online profile and within a few days started to get enquiries. Within a few months he had grown a customer base that was generating more revenue than his full time teaching role, whilst working less than half the hours.
After the trips across London to visit students at their homes, life became quite demanding in heavy traffic and he needed a platform where students from all walks of life could attend and where he could really set up, scale and accelerate a business in a rapidly expanding industry.
This is when Boost Education was formed. He found a cheap office above a restaurant and never looked back.
His first customer to join Boost Education was signed up by doing some door-to-door sales. In fact, it was the first door he knocked on!
Fast forward 11 years and now Amandeep currently operates 7 Boost Education Centres across London, employing over 100 tutors and on track to surpass £1 million in turnover. This has all come from organic growth without the help of any loans or help from friends or family.
In January 2020, Amandeep decided to set up the franchise arm of the business to allow potential franchise partners to team up with him and his vision to take Boost Education to a nationwide level. His corporate aims are very adventurous in the coming years with plans to open Boost Education Centres across the Middle East and on the other side of the Atlantic.
He’s certainly come a long way since the days when he was walking around in the snow knocking on doors trying to win some business. His advise for any budding entrepreneur is to “keep challenging yourself and the times you feel like giving up, keep going. These moments will only make you stronger.”
Company Name: Boost Education
Contact Person: Rupali Dhillon
Address:93 Hillview Avenue
Country: United Kingdom