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Oliver Hoade

July 29, 2021

How can AI be used in education?

Artificial intelligence (“AI”) and the Education industry aren’t a particularly likely pair. Although most people encounter some form of AI…

Anusheh Khan

April 29, 2021

Edtech and its impact on environmental sustainability

As lockdown nears its end in the UK, many children have gone back to school and university students are returning…

Oliver Hoade

April 28, 2021

The Impact of Digitisation on Education

Digitisation in the education sector, along with many others, has been rapidly adopted and integrated over the last year. Largely…

Oliver Hoade

February 22, 2021

Should government scrap interest on student loans?

In a letter written to government, seven universities have called for the scrapping of interest on student loans for the…

Charlie Whelan

January 29, 2021

Software to help drive real estate carbon reduction.

Sustainability data can be complex when managing real estate assets. It can show many interesting patterns and insightful trends about…

Mihir Shah

January 29, 2021

Exceptional Customer Service At The Core Of Online Luxury Brands

Luxury brands are now using their digital footprint not just as a sales channel but also as a tool to…

Bhavik Borkhatria

January 29, 2021

COVID drives e-learning growth

It is well documented that learning providers must now deliver courses online. According to a report by Future Market Insights…

Chris Roberts

January 28, 2021

COVID driving innovation in manufacturing….

In a similar way that COVID-19 has forced a new work from home dynamic, for many in the business services…

Shaan Bharwani

December 16, 2020

4 ways remote learning has changed education

As the world flits in and out of lockdowns we are seeing well-documented structural changes caused by the pandemic.  Some…

Bhavik Borkhatria

November 30, 2020

Software and Technology UK – Mid-Market Private Transactions Snapshot December 2020

Polestar brings you the first of our insights into the UK mid-market software and technology sector. This report provides a…

Charlie Whelan

October 30, 2020

Consolidation in school management software accelerates

Over the last couple of years we at Polestar have been speaking with many software providers to the education sector….

Shaan Bharwani

October 23, 2020

Trends in online education

As far as I can cast my mind back, of all areas of society, education has remained one of the…

Bhavik Borkhatria

October 22, 2020

Thriving through innovation

It has been over 6 months since Covid-19 was first reported in Europe and with certainty on a viable vaccine,…

Charlie Whelan

October 22, 2020

The Rise of the AI-Powered Company in the Post-Crisis World

There is so much talk about AI.  But what are the practical steps you can take to join the AI…

Richard Hall

July 31, 2020

Rapid CBILS turnaround ensures recent MBO is ready to support return to school

Polestar is delighted to announce that it has completed a £3.75m refinancing for dedicated education sector arts and crafts business,…

Oliver Hoade

May 29, 2020

Using Minecraft to create the next generation of engineers

Amidst the turmoil the current pandemic Enginuity, a software-based engineering education and training company, has released their newest offering, Skills…

Sandy Ritchie

April 29, 2020

Debt only MBO secures optimal result for both vendors and management

In March Polestar announced the completion of the Management Buyout (MBO) for Dryad Group, which provided an excellent result for…

Charlie Whelan

April 7, 2020

Polestar Advises on Sale of Double First

We are delighted to announce that Polestar has advised the shareholders of Double First Limited, one of the world’s leading…

Oliver Hoade

February 27, 2020

Debt only buy-out maximises return for exiting shareholders and management team

Polestar has completed a Management Buyout (MBO) for Dryad Group, which provided an excellent result for both the vendors (securing…

Oliver Hoade

August 21, 2019

The skills gap

A recent report by the National Centre for Universities and Business identified the growing gap between the skills taught in…

Charlie Whelan

May 17, 2019

Help young people’s lives

The airwaves are rightfully full of discussions on mental health; after all, it is Mental Health Awareness Week.  But all…

Charlie Whelan

February 5, 2019

Edtech looking to a bright future

Here is more evidence for an exciting future for Edtech. In common with many software sectors it knows no boundaries…

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