School of Coding to create jobs as rapid growth continues

A Wolverhampton-based edtech business that has doubled turnover year-on-year to date has secured a £450,000 investment which will be used to create more than 20 jobs.

School of Coding delivers both online and in-person science and coding education to children, adults, and teachers.

The company provides thousands of lessons per month to its students through their bespoke, in-house e-learning platform and education centres in Wolverhampton, Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin and the Black Country. It also has partnered with a number of universities, schools and colleges.

The funding from the Midlands Engine Investment Fund (MEIF), provided by The FSE Group Debt Finance Fund and backed by the Recovery Loan Scheme will be used to underpin its growth strategy, creating 23 new jobs to support the growth of the business.

With the closure of schools and tuition centres when the pandemic hit in 2020, School of Coding CEO and founder, Manny Athwal made the decision to offer e- learning options by providing free online coding training to hundreds of families across the UK.

This has since earned the company a significant upturn in student numbers, resulting in consistent growth throughout the pandemic and post-pandemic period.

Athwal said: “We are delighted to be working with FSE to aid our growth potential – with the MEIF funding in place, we are expecting to double our turnover again by increasing activity across all our services, particularly furthering the roll-out of our e-learning platform to schools.”

Ryan Cartwright, investment manager at The FSE Group, said: “Despite a difficult economic landscape, Manny and his team continue to grow School of Coding and create jobs here in the West Midlands & Shropshire region. With a number of revenue streams across both online and in-person coding classes , the company has multiple avenues for expansion and we look forward to helping them achieve their growth potential.”