Vision for Education acquired by TES Global

Vision for Education

Clearwater Advisor

Fast-growing supply teaching agency Vision for Education has been sold to TES Global, the UK’s leading player in teacher recruitment.

Operating from nine offices across the North, Vision for Education has grown rapidly since its foundation in 2008. The business provides teaching staff to a wide range of schools, offering competitive rates to schools and to the teachers it recruits, and it has seen the number of teachers it places per week double over the past two years.

TES Global, formerly known as TSL Education, is the UK’s number one agency for teacher recruitment – advertising over 70,000 teaching jobs in the last 12 months alone. The company’s online platforms host the largest network of teachers in the world with over 5.9 million teaching members in 197 countries across the globe.

Clearwater International facilitated an introduction between the two companies.

“The acquisition of Vision is an exciting strategic move for TES and gives them a high quality platform in the education recruitment market. We identified Vision as a strong cultural fit with TES and are delighted that our introduction led to a successful transaction.”

Michael Reeves, CEO at Clearwater International

“Clearwater International has a deep and thorough knowledge of the recruitment industry space, and their involvement in the identification of TES Global was a great example of putting this knowledge into practice. When looking for a partner to help support the growth of Vision for Education into the nation’s most recognised, highest quality provider of supply teachers and support staff, we were determined to find a company that shares our core values. With TES, we have the profession’s most admired brand.”

Darren McLaney, Chief Executive at Vision for Education