Senior management team strengthened

Mike Foster has joined the Bell Educational Trust as Commercial Director. He will be responsible for developing our language and education provision outside the UK.

Mike has had an impressive career of business development, sales leadership, and relationship management in international markets over the past 19 years.

For most of that time, Mike has been based in the Middle East, specialising in that region but also covering European, Asian, and African markets in recent years.  Mike worked in software and consumer industries before joining NCC Education, as Regional Director, and, more recently, Laureate Higher Education Group as Executive Director Business International. He brings a deep understanding of the international education sector to complement his strong commercial skills. 

David Pottinger, Bell Educational Trust’s Chief Executive comments on Mike’s appointment: “Mike is an asset to the team. His focus on developing our business outside the UK will play a major role in helping the Trust achieve its ambitious plans of growth.”


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Bell International
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Notes to Editors

About Bell

Bell is a leading educational charity and one of the largest British-owned providers of English language education services. Each year, Bell helps over 100,000 students, from more than 120 countries through one of its 37 worldwide teaching centres and e-channels, primarily to learn English and other languages. Bell operates 9 centres in the UK, including a boarding school for international students.

The organisation also provides teacher training, educational management, consultancy and project services to international organisations, universities and governments.


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Mike Foster has joined the Bell Educational Trust as Commercial Director