Top education award for Halifax-based Frog

Sue Bannister and Tim Peers of Frog
Sue Bannister and Tim Peers of Frog

Fast-growing Frog has won the Education Investor for Virtual Learning Provider 2012 award for excellence in innovation.

The business, based at Dean Clough, is a major technology provider of teaching and learning tools for schools and has over 12 million users worldwide.

Jusges said: “Frog has been designed as a real teaching and learning tool as well as a sophisticated management system.

“Teachers can easily create lessons and resources, without relying on anyone technical - it is a one-stop-shop that’s fun to use.”

Frog’s turnover has been boosted to £6.8 million and its user-base this year expanded from one million users in 700 schools to 12 million users in over 10,000 schools due to a multi-million pound deal with the Malaysian Ministry of Education to deliver Frog into the country’s 10,000 state schools.

2013 will be another big year with the launch of a learning portal designed specifically for tablets and mobile devices and its recent acquisition of “I Am Learning” which specialises in games revision and assessment.

Frog managing director Gareth Davies said: “We have had a brilliant year at Frog and it’s fantastic to be recognised with such a prestigious award.

“We have so many exciting things coming up 2013 is going to be another great year.”