Hundreds of school customers rely on our expertise, making WCBS the UK’s number one provider of school information management systems.
During the last 30 years we have worked with many schools including pre-prep, prep, junior, senior, all ages and international. We enjoy working with all types of customers and we believe our enthusiasm for the very best school information management systems rubs off. We like to think we’re a breath of fresh (yet credible, trustworthy and reliable) air!
We believe our portfolio of MIS and finance products are exceptional – we’ve worked really hard on them and taken guidance from experts and schools alike. They enable you to access, organise, manage and share information quickly and accurately – essentially giving you the gifts of time and efficiency.
Put simply, our systems will help you to impress all your key stakeholders – staff, pupils and parents. And we’re here to support you every step of the way.
WCBS is owned by Westleigh Investments. Westleigh Investments is based in the South West of England and South Wales and has controlling investments in a diverse range of companies, including Bespoke International School Recruitment experts, Edvectus.
Giles Clarke, Chairman
Giles Clarke began his career as an investment banker with Credit Suisse First Boston. In 1981 he bought from receivership the assets of what became Majestic Wine Warehouse, where as Chairman he built it into a UK national chain. He sold the UK plc business of Majestic Wine Warehouse for £15 million in 1989.
In 1990 he founded Pet City, where as CEO he built it into a chain of over 100 stores. After taking the business public in 1995, he sold the business for £150 million in 1996 to US based PetsMart. In 1998, he co-founded Safestore, building it into the UK's third largest self storage company, selling it to Bridgepoint Capital for £44million in August 2003.
He is the former Chairmain of the England and Wales Cricket Board, and currently Chairman of Amerisur Resources PLC and several private organisations.
Nick Harrison, Chief Executive
Nick qualified as a chartered accountant with Arthur Andersen & Co and subsequently worked for Midland Bank, Deloitte and Coopers & Lybrand. He spent a number of years as a management consultant, both in the UK and overseas, where he specialised in Turnarounds, Post Acquisition Integration and Privatisation.
He was Finance Director of Pet City during its growth from 20 to over 100 stores and its subsequent sale for £150m. He co-founded Westleigh Investments and is currently a Director of Amerisur Resources Plc, Ironveld plc and a number of private companies. He is a member of the CBI's National SME Council.