Two entrepreneurial sisters have made their company into the biggest English language school in Liverpool. Victoria Lee and Leanne Linacre, who established LILA in 2004 as a small independent language school, teaching from their front rooms, have since then transformed their business into a thriving, independent language school delivering 9,000 student weeks a year, from over 50 countries. All this while having two babies each!
The "Knowledge Quarter" in Liverpool, is a modern term in business given to the vicinity of Liverpool City Centre that focuses heavily on the education, knowledge and research sectors. LILA has helped to push forward the dialogue on where Liverpool’s economy is going. The development of the knowledge economy plan would have been difficult without their involvement. It provided money and staff to drive it. Its participation gave the venture a certain endorsement and that was helpful in capturing the participation of many different players. LILA has also championed the benefits of studying within the UK in the many international fairs and conferences they attend.