The British Council facts and figures 1995/96
- Worked in 228 towns and cities in 109 countries.
- Earned £147 million of its operating income from its clients and customers around the world.
- Employed over 1,400 teachers in 95 teaching centres teaching 120,000 trainees and students at any one time.
- Administered over 400,000 British professional and academic examinations.
- Organized 98 international seminars which attracted over 2,000 participants.
- Supported more than 2,000 arts and literature events.
- Raised over £7 million in business sponsorship.
- Funded over 9,000 scientific visits and more than 1,300 research links.
- Ran 185 libraries and information centres which had 500,000 members who borrowed 10 million books, videos and tapes.
- Handled over 30,000 enquiries in the Central Bureau on all types of educational visits and exchanges.
- Implemented 375 projects on behalf of overseas governments, private-sector bodies and bilateral and multilateral agencies to a total value of £445 million.
- Worked with the Department of Trade and Industry and the Department for Education and Employment to arrange education export missions, fairs, exhibitions and seminars to over 50 countries.
- Played a key role in securing Britain's share of the global education and training market worth an estimated £7 billion a year.
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