Promethean World

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Promethean World plc
Type Public
Traded as LSEPRW
Industry Education
Founded 1997
Headquarters Blackburn, Lancashire
Key people Graham Howe, Chairman
Jean-Yves Charlier, CEO
Revenue £205.1 million (2009)[1]
Operating income £29.5 million (2009)[1]
Net income £12.2 million (2009)[1]
Employees 850

Promethean World plc (LSEPRW) is a global education company, that develops, integrates and implements learning environments. The company has headquarters in Blackburn in Lancashire and in Atlanta, USA. It is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE SmallCap Index.


Tony Cann[2] [3] founded Promethean in Blackburn, Lancashire in 1997 with the launch of PandA software, the forerunner to Activstudio and Activprimary, a range of software for use in company presentations and meetings.

Graham Howe became Promethean’s chairman in July 2005, taking over from Tony Cann who is now a non-executive director. Graham Howe was previously co-founding director of Orange. Chief Executive Officer Jean-Yves Charlier joined Promethean in 2007 after being CEO of Colt Telecommunications. [4]


Promethean has offices in Blackburn (UK) and regional offices in Atlanta, USA, Paris, France, China, Singapore and Bahrain. Promethean's main manufacturing unit is based in Shenzhen (China) and the company has product distribution facilities in Europe and the USA.


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