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1992 MBA graduate Simon brings enjoyment to the e-Learning of English!

About ReadListenLearn

ReadListenLearn aims to help people teach and learn English, through reading and listening for pleasure, by providing easy access to an online library of affordable, fully illustrated, digital graded readers.

The business began in 2013 when Simon co-founded the business with Mark Bartholomew, an English teacher who's passion for reading led him onto wanting to help people to learn through reading for pleasure, at their own pace and level. Having established a project in a Saudi University, Mark left and started to write in earnest. Simon joined Mark to build a digital product around the stories and released the pre-commercial version about two years ago.

They now have hundreds of stories and articles and recently released their commercial version for schools and colleges.

Headquarters location: The business is virtual however has two bases in the North East of England and one in Bangladesh.

Number of employees: Three


Five-year vision: To reach 5 million readers.

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