Recently Pippa’s Guardians Managing Director Ben Hughes spent nearly three weeks touring Asia – meeting existing and prospective parents in Hong Kong, Shenzhen, Taipei, Singapore, Bejing and Shanghai.

This extensive trip gave Ben the opportunity to personally meet many of our current students’ parents and to speak to prospective parents who are currently planning to send their sons and daughters to boarding school in the UK in September. It also gave Ben opportunity to visit some of the agencies we work directly with including Britannia Studylink and British Education who share the same values and approach to caring for our students.

Building on a particularly strong year for enrolments at Pippa’s Guardians, Ben said:” I am thrilled to say that we were extremely well received by both parents and agents alike – it was a delight to meet so many parents who were extremely complimentary about Pippa’s Guardians and in particular our Area Managers, who are our direct link with parents and students, and the exceptional work they do to care for our students.

Probably the most enjoyable part was meeting nervous families and confidently reassuring them that we are here to take very good care of their children while they study in the UK. It really does bring it home how much we are relied upon by overseas families and what an honour and a privilege it is to do our work and provide this invaluable service. For new families, I explained how we would look after their child and I could see the relief in their faces – it was extremely satisfying.”

Ben was host at two Pippa’s Guardians receptions, which took place in Bejing and Shanghai, where the meeting took place on the top floor of the Hilton – both were extremely well attended.

Ben added: “Pleasingly we already have many new registrations for the new academic year. I am immensely proud of the way in which we look after our students and we are genuinely the market leader for Guardianship services in the UK.”