Promethean World

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Promethean World plc
Type Public
Traded as LSEPRW
Industry Education
Founded 1997
Headquarters Blackburn, Lancashire
Key people Philip Rowley, Chairman
Jim Marshall, CEO
Revenue £205.1 million (2009)[1]
Operating income £29.5 million (2009)[1]
Net income £12.2 million (2009)[1]
Employees 650

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.

Philip Rowley was appointed chairman in May 2014, having joined the company in October 2009. He succeeded Graham Howe who became chairman in July 2005, taking over from founder, Tony Cann. Chief executive officer Jim Marshall was appointed to the board in July 2012 having joined the company in 2011.[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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