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10ticks is owned by Ian Fisher and was set up in 2000 originally selling maths worksheets [1]

The business has been included as part of a number of academic studies, the most notable being “The Benefits of e-Business Performance Measurement Systems” by Barnes and Hinton 2008. Which looked at the benefits of e-businesses, taking a sample from 2005 winners of the Government DTI e-commerce awards.[2][3] The work by 10ticks has also been included as part of other studies such as the “The Circle of Apollonius” by Wilson (2000)[4]

Myton School in Warwich have used the resource and appeared on the National Times Education Newspaper [5]. Ian Fisher the Managing Director also appeared in a Magazine article for the Times Education Magazine talking about website expansion [6]

In 2003 10ticks challenged a VAT fight in which the company thought it was being unduly charged VAT for selling its products on a pdf rather than as a textbook, which is exempt from VAT.[7]

In 2004 10ticks won ‘e business of the year' at the North Manchester Business Awards.[8]

10ticks joined a government backed initiative by UKTI [9] and attended a Trade Mission to South Africa , leading to a book deal[10]with Internationally renowned publishers Hinemann[11].

More recently 10ticks took advantage of the Government funded ‘KTP’ scheme ‘which allows companies such as 10ticks to access skills and expertise, and to employ a recently qualified graduate, specifically recruited to work on a bespoke project.[12]

In 2011 10ticks started selling to Australia and mapped their courses to the New Australian Curriculum.[13]

In early 2012 10ticks signed a deal with partners in Australia [14] and Malaysia to sell 10ticks in the respective countries.[15]

Darren Wood, the Head of Business Development and Marketing published an article on 'keeping Teachers Safe on Facebook' [16]which received International recognition including from the USA [17].

10ticks also sponsored a school learning system as a prize for the International Lasco Maths Challenge, which 'is the Latin American Street Children Organisation, a registered charity formed in Northern Ireland in 1985 to help provide education and healthcare to some of Latin America’s estimated 40 million street children'[18]5.

Ian Fisher was recently crowned one of the top 20 tweeters for maths.[19]

References

  1. http://www.theboltonnews.co.uk/archive/2004/07/17/Lancashire+Archive/5829332.Ian_s_firm_is_working_out
  2. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/book/9781856175258
  3. http://menmedia.co.uk/manchestereveningnews/news/business/s/178/178641_lesson_in_success_by_exteacher.html
  4. http://jwilson.coe.uga.edu/EMAT6680Fa09/KimB/EMAT6690/Essay2/6690%20apollonius%20circle.pdf
  5. http://www.tes.co.uk/article.aspx?storycode=2216530
  6. http://www.tes.co.uk/article.aspx?storycode=344376
  7. http://www.theboltonnews.co.uk/archive/2003/01/14/Lancashire+Archive/5924044.Ian_to_take_VAT_fight_to_Europe
  8. http://www.theboltonnews.co.uk/archive/2004/07/17/Lancashire+Archive/5829332.Ian_s_firm_is_working_out
  9. www.ukti.gov.uk
  10. http://menmedia.co.uk/manchestereveningnews/news/business/s/225168_contraception_is_the_name_of_the_game
  11. http://www.heinemann.co.za/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=149&Itemid=51
  12. http://www.runshaw.ac.uk/news-and-success/472-a-partnership-for-success-for-award-winning-bolton-business
  13. http://www.theword.com.au/its-time-to-get-serious
  14. http://www.edsoft.com.au/10ticks
  15. http://www.theboltonnews.co.uk/news/business/boltonbusiness/9685908.Global_lessons_really_add_up_for_teachers
  16. http://www.innovatemyschool.com/industry-expert-articles/item/62-teachers-using-facebook-for-personal-use-and-keeping-it-that-way.html
  17. http://lescomputerlab.wikispaces.com/Facebook
  18. http://www.lascomaths.com/?page_id=4
  19. http://plagiator-international.blogspot.co.uk/2011/03/20-top-tweeters-for-maths-teachers.html
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