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CLASSROOM MEDICS LTD



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Classroom Medics visits schools, colleges, universities and events to show students and visitors the opportunities that science can bring. The company’s aim is to inspire and engage students in medical and sports science to help them make more informed decisions about their health, career choices and future aspirations. The team does this by taking a real hospital or sports science lab into schools (and events) for students to experience using the equipment from these sectors.

The company, which was established back in 2009, has become one of the top science engagement companies in the UK and has been contracted to work with the BBC on five separate occasions featuring as part of: The One Show Roadshow, Bang Goes the Theory, Blue Peter, Star Gazing Live and BBC Food Connections. The NHS has funded work in schools national and regionally, specifically the East Midlands and North West. One of the Classroom Medics’ sports science activities recently featured on BSkyB’s Sky Sports’ Game Changers TV programme – clocking up 11 minutes of airtime for the company.

With the backing of such prominent organisations, the company has seen consistent growth over the past five years and now comprises eight members of staff. The company’s track record shows year on year growth. The latest year end shows a turnover of £237,000 and a profit of around £60,000 (increased from £178k and £25K+ respectively). It is projecting £400,000 turnover this year with a £80k profit.

The eight members of staff working for Classroom Medics have visited over 300
schools and engaged over 500,000 pupils in the past three years along side international and national science festivals including the Abu Dhabi Science Festival, Bangkok Science Festival and the Big Bang Fair in the UK.

The progress made so far has mostly come from self-funding after an initial start up loan. The company has grown from just one person equipped with a box of medical kit to two fully operational hospital units and two full sports science labs that include the latest equipment money can buy. The company is now at a settled stage in terms of major capital equipment and have spare capacity in terms of delivery days. To move forward the company requires £25,000 working capital to fund marketing activities and a greater number of workshops.


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