Premier Academic Services (PAS) and GMCFA were founded in 2015.
The first project was applying to the British Council for the UK-China Innovation Challenge Fund, with the support of Manchester College, for the delivery of sports education to student athletes in China. In 2016, we provided football training, organized sports activities and to international schools in Hong Kong and China. In addition to this, we have organized football classes and football camps both in Hong Kong and UK since 2017.
Since our establishment, we have been providing education admission consultancy services, tutoring and exam services to Chinese students both in Hong Kong and China.
In 2014, we started providing university application consultancy services to Excel London College in Hong Kong. In 2015, we entered partnership with UDC Education in Shenzhen and Asia Pacific Institute of Management China in Nanjing in the area of providing international education consultancy services to mainland Chinese students. In 2018, we entered partnership with Amber Education in China to provide UK education consultancy services to the mainland China market.
Manager & Director
Having diverse experience in commercialising sports projects and in developing sports education programmes in the tertiary sector in Hong Kong, May saw a market gap in 2014 and founded MWM Management. MWM became the first private sports entity to provide UK football coaching and qualifications specifically for the Chinese market and started developing sports programmes for the Hong Kong international school sector. Simultaneously, May became also involved in the business development of the Revolution Cycling Series and International Keirin events in the UK.
May led MWM to new heights and established the education arm of the business, Premier Academic Services (PAS) in 2015. Its team of teachers and coaches strengthened its collaboration with Hong Kong international schools and expanded to partnering with UK independent schools in sports programme provision and student recruitment. In the same year, capitalising on her local and UK connections, May and her team started developing the business of student admission services, also for the tertiary education sector.
In addition to education services, May’s interest and involvement in financial technology started as MWM partnered with Stratagem Technologies in 2017, a UK financial technology platform designed to offer research, analysis, trading and tools for the sports betting market. The platform provided MWM’s partners and clients in Hong Kong and China with a reliable channel to build risk-managed investment portfolios and enabled analytical and data-driven sports betting traders to take advantage of mathematical algorithms to evaluate the performance and risk of sports betting strategies.
In 2019, May started collaborating with Zumo, a revolutionary UK-based blockchain-powered payment platform, to develop its business in the Greater China region. May is a firm believer not only in the many opportunities algorithm-driven financial strategies and crypto money bring, but also in the importance of preparing the future generation for the financial technology age with high-quality education.
Academic Director and Education Consultant
Irene So (MA, PGDE, BA)
Irene is in charge of the admission consultancy service to schools, colleges and universities in Hong Kong and UK. She was former Head of Chinese and English Sections in the Hong Kong College of Technology and has years of working experience in the higher education/ second language acquisition. Irene holds an MA in Linguistics from the University of Hong Kong, Postgraduate Diploma of Education (English) from the Chinese University of Hong Kong and BA (Hons) in Language Studies for the Professions (Specializing in Translation) from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University.
Tina Wong (BBA)
Tina has more than 20 years of experience in Business Management, Corporate Communication and Marketing. She was a lecturer at The Chinese University of Hong Kong and is currently programme advisor for a handful of Tertiary institutes in Hong Kong on sports management programmes. She also sits on advisory boards in youth development, sports development and volunteering movement at government bodies and charities.