Pippa’s Guardians’ Managing Director, Ben Hughes and his wife, Louise, have recently returned from a trip to Asia. With meetings in Shanghai, Guangzhou, Hong Kong and Chengdu, the couple certainly managed to cover many miles and pack in plenty of appointments in their ten-day visit.

In all four cities, Ben gave presentations about the company and guardianship, and he enjoyed meeting agents and parents who are already using Pippa’s Guardians services. An important element of the trip was to promote the company and strengthen the good relationships, as well as to find potential new clients who are looking for guardianship in the UK. Pippa’s Guardians is already well-regarded amongst local agencies and consultants, and this looks set to continue next year. A high level of service has always been one of the company’s strengths and this is recognised with all the parties it already works with. Ben was very pleased to receive consistently encouraging feedback and is proud of the reputation he and his team have built up over the years, saying:

The part that I enjoyed the most was meeting with various existing parents and agents and receiving such positive feedback. We really are so well received in Asia and quite simply making a difference for our overseas families.

Meanwhile, Louise gave presentations on the summer school and enjoyed meeting local parents’ groups and schools. After a successful summer school last July, she was in a strong position to explain what a fantastic opportunity this offers their children. Pippa’s Guardians is proud of its unique summer school because alongside providing engaging English lessons, it also gives international children a valuable insight into the British way of life. Based on the positive feedback received last summer and the interest showed by parents in China in October, we are expecting high demand for the programme being offered in July and August 2019.

Overall, it was a thoroughly worthwhile trip for Ben and Louise and they are already planning the next one for early 2019.