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Online games to motivate students to learn and help teachers monitor their progress. Teachers can adapt the games to any subject.

  • Stage Full Product Ready
  • Industry Internet / Web Services
  • Location Brecon, Wales, GB
  • Currency GBP
  • Founded August 2011
  • Employees 2
  • Website

Company Summary

Today’s pupils have grown up playing video games. Teachers need to engage their pupils with their subject. PlayBrighter offers an online subscription service that enables teachers to teach their subject through video games. Parents and teachers see improved results; pupils find school a lot more fun.


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    Greg Pallis

    Greg Pallis, founder and lead programmer, graduated from Wadham College in 2005 with first class honours. Five years of teaching led to the product that became PlayBrighter, and enabled him to research the market.

    In June 2011 Greg left his teaching job to dedicate his full time to PlayBrighter. Greg's experience of the early reception of the PlayBrighter product has left him confident of its success and he has invested £40,000 in the company.

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    Richard Brown

    Richard Brown graduated from Peterhouse with first class honours. He taught English in a technical school in a deprived suburb of Paris and knows the challenges of getting demotivated teenagers to want to learn.

    Richard is responsible for the educational content of the site: recruiting freelancers to set questions and monitoring the output, and producing original material in his own areas of expertise. He also manages admin and finance.

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    Steve Downie

    Steve Downie graduated from King's College, Cambridge, with first class honours, and has worked both as a localiser and translator of video-games content, and as an EFL teacher in China and Russia.

    Steve is responsible for the sales and marketing of PlayBrighter, creating fresh leads and following up existing contacts, demonstrating the website to interested schools, and ultimately for closing the deals.


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    Iain Chesters