In the second instalment of our series with Opus Energy, Lynn Morrison, marketing director of the company, offers strategic advice to Elizabeth Tweedale, founder of our February winner Cypher.

Launched in June 2016, Cypher is an educational company that teaches children between the age of 4 and 14 how to code during the school holidays.

Cypher’s camps run for a full week and incorporate real world themes such as fashion, architecture, digital art, music and nature, into its camp days to show children how technology can be used creatively in any way they can imagine. Tweedale says the company strives to provide a fun, energetic, enriched and comprehensive education for all of its young students.

Cypher has expanded from one camp with 12 students to seven camps across London with over 100 students attending the camps each holiday. Over the last eight months, the company has grown from just the founder to having three staff members and four teachers in September 2017, to now having seven staff members and 30 teachers, with a turnover in excess of £10,000 a month.

Tweedale says, ‘Cypher’s vision is to create a world where children will have an unlimited appetite for curiosity which will enable them to move forward, open new doors, tackle whatever the future brings and become successful and valuable members of their communities.’

The founder is now keen to build the company’s profile as a thought leader in educating the future generation. In this video, we look at how this is possible not just for her, but for your business too.

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