The education firm will create 200 jobs in the multi-million-pound move after bosses were impressed by Sheffield’s “reputation as a global hotspot for education and EdTech”.
Tes will occupy a site at 3 St Paul’s, an upmarket block on Norfolk Street in the city centre, which will be its second biggest site in the UK.
It is recruiting positions in finance, IT, data and analytics, customer services and sales account management.
Chief executive Rob Grimshaw said: “We are delighted to be opening a new Tes operation in the heart of the country and have been thoroughly impressed by all that Sheffield has to offer.
“A happy supply teacher working for Vision for Education, part of TES Global which is expanding in Sheffield.
“We are a trusted partner to schools, helping them find staff even when talent is scarce, and we emphasise value for money compared to the headhunter recruitment agencies with which we compete.
“We help schools’ stretched budgets go further, by providing recruitment services and access to the global teacher talent pool.”
Tes has an office in Concept House near Moorfoot and a Vision for Education branch in the Quadrant off the Parkway, employing about 30.
“At Tes, we believe in the power of teachers to change lives and are proud to provide services that help them spend as much time as possible doing the most important part of their jobs – teaching children.”
3 St Paul’s is already home to other firms, including building consultants Arup, Handelsbanken, law firm Freeths and architects BDP.
Sheffield is a ‘global education hotspot’ due to the number of organisations already in residence, including the Department for Education next door at 2 St Paul’s.
Sheffield and Hallam universities also have education schools.
And the city is home to a range of cutting-edge EdTech firms including e-learning specialists Can Studios, Desq, Dreamm, City & Guilds Kineo and LEO Learning.
It is also home to Children’s Media Conference, ed-tech firms The Workshop, Tribal and Tutorful and education resources firm Twinkl.
Twinkl is one of Sheffield’s big EdTech success stories, having just won a Queen’s Award for Enterprise, the UK’s highest business honour.
Just 230 firms were recognised nationally for their contribution to international trade, innovation, sustainable development and promoting opportunity through social mobility.
The firm publishes educational resources online, selling to 168 countries.
Founded in 2010 by Jonathan and Susie Seaton, it employs 430 worldwide and produces nearly 500,000 classroom resources, which it says are used in the majority of UK schools, including lesson packs, planning, assessment and display materials.
Exports have grown 600 per cent in three years.
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