Tim Barker, Business Development Director
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Tim Barker, Business Development Director

As Business Development Director, Tim is responsible for English UK's suite of commercial activities, ensuring that they continue to provide benefits to our range of members, as well as to English UK Ltd and Enterprises. This includes the strategic management and development of our conferences, training and qualifications and StudyWorld. He also leads on market development activities to ensure that English UK members benefit from opportunities to grow and diversify their businesses. 

Tim has worked in every position in the UK ELT industry since starting his career in his family business, English UK member English in Totnes whilst at college. He has managed summer camps, worked in agent sales and business development and was managing director to a group of ELT schools.

Tim has also worked in Hanoi, Vietnam. After an initial stint teaching English to kindergarten and primary-aged students he took on a role managing teacher recruitment for Apollo Education and Training. He returned to the UK in September 2018 and took up his role at English UK shortly after. Tim has a degree in History from King's College London and an MSC in History of International Relations from the London School of Economics. He speaks rusty Spanish and regrets not making a better effort to learn Vietnamese.