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Celebrating success at our Young Speakers of the Year Showcase

English Speaking Board (International) Ltd. held its annual Young Speakers of the Year Showcase on Saturday, 11th November. Winners travelled from around the country to Liverpool to attend the celebration and receive their awards. Out of 15,000 students who took ESB Speech assessments across 2016/17, nine students were selected as winners in recognition for their…

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Giving youngsters a platform with Speakers Trust

English Speaking Board (International) Ltd. and Speakers Trust today announced a partnership based on their shared aims of raising a learner’s confidence and unlocking their potential by developing and enhancing their oral communications skills. As part of their new partnership, ESB will create a qualification to support Speakers Trust public speaking courses, which will be…

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Oracy Social Mobility Speech

Charity Commission’s Chief Executive speaks on the value of Trusteeship

Charity Commission’s Chief Executive, Paula Sussex, delivered a speech at the Institute of Chartered Accountants’ annual dinner this Wednesday, emphasising the importance of trustees in charity-led businesses. English Speaking Board (International) Ltd. values its Trustees, who continue to be a source of great support and guidance in ESB’s strategic direction.

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Government minister visits Foxes Academy

Penny Mordaunt, Minister for Disabled People, Work and Health recently visited Foxes Academy in Minehead for an event at the Academy’s very own Foxes Hotel. After a dinner prepared by the learners, seven of them gave a presentation on their passion for working, and put forward their ideas on how to decrease the learning disability…

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