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September 30, 2013

Tefl.org.uk wins Scottish business award

joe-hallwood-teflorguk.jpgScottish ELT teacher training company Tefl.org.uk has received an Outstanding Performing Business award for small and medium-size firms.

A lack of teaching jobs in Scotland has fuelled a Highland husband-and-wife firm’s rise, as they seek to double their workforce in the next three years.

Former teachers Joe and Jennifer Hallwood won the Outstanding Performing Business for firms with less than 25 staff at the inaugural Highland Business Awards this week.

TEFL Org UK trains people to teach English in 43 countries abroad and was only established five years ago.

But Mr Hallwood said the firm had prospered because newly-qualified teachers in Scotland were struggling to secure permanent employment in schools.

The couple employ 10 staff in its Dingwall base but plans to grow further after clinching a key contract to provide teachers in Asia.

Read the full article from the Ross-Shire Journal.

Related story: TEFL Scotland seals China training deal

(Photo: Ross-Shire Journal)

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