Meet Philip Leonard of ISA 4U LTD
Added: (Mon Oct 18 2010)
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Philip Leonard is the Chairman of International Student Advisors Philippines 4u Ltd as well as being a director in a number of other companies including ISA Companies in Hong Kong, Singapore and the United Kingdom.
Originally, with a background in the Lloyds of London re-insurance Industry at the age of 28 he sold his multi-million pound Lloyds Insurance Brokerage and branched out into other business areas helping to build and develop Companies in a number of different industries, some of which he still has an involvement with today.
Philip Leonard is the Chairman of International Student Advisors Philippines 4u Ltd: In 1999 he came to the Philippines for the first time to set up businesses in Energy Conservation and Recruitment having seen the need in the United Kingdom for well qualified Healthcare staff.
In 2006, urged by UK Organisations, he began to research the possibilities of bringing Filipino nurses and Healthcare Professionals to the UK on “Study and Work” Programmes aimed at enhancing the Filipinos existing degree and adding a further dimension to their educational background, whilst at the same time providing paid work experience.
In 2008, the first full year of operation, ISA sent over 500 Healthcare Professionals to the UK and with offices throughout the Philippines, is considered the market leader for sending nurses to the UK on Degree Programmes.
Philip Leonard is the Chairman of International Student Advisors Philippines 4u Ltd: Now, in 2010 we have seen these numbers increase to over 1,300 students and no longer just on healthcare courses but in other areas as well.
Mr. Leonard is priviledged to be a Freeman of the City of London since May 1997.
International Student Advisors (ISA 4U Ltd) : Over 10 years ago, St Georges Overseas Recruitment Ltd was established to cater for Nurses and those with a medical-related background, predominantly in the Philippines and throughout the Middle East, who wished to work in the UK. Many thousands of healthcare workers, many of whom are still in the UK with permanent residency, were successfully deployed during this time.
International Student Advisors (ISA 4U Ltd) was established in 2007 to specifically cater for students wishing to study in the United Kingdom. ISA has established working relationships with a number of Tier 4 UK Universities and Colleges who offer a variety of courses aimed at satisfying the needs and aspirations of students worldwide who appreciate that a UK qualification is extremely beneficial for their future career prospects.
With a total staff of over 160, throughout the Philippines (where we have 15 offices in different regions), Hong Kong, Singapore and the UK, we have extensive experience in all aspects of the process. From the initial orientation of potential new students and sourcing approved vocational healthcare work placements, to the final deployment and support from our UK office once students are in the UK, ISA 4U offers a complete comprehensive package unrivalled by any other companies in the same field.
Since 2008, we have successfully deployed over 900 students to the UK. This number is greater than any other single company in the Philippines, and our extensive knowledge of the visa application system means that we consistently achieve a near-perfect success rate for visas issued under the Tier 4 Points Based System.
What is important is ensuring that students are guided through the process by experienced staff, who will help and advise them every step of the way. It is this that maintains ISA 4U’s position as the market leader in the Philippines and one of the only consultancies recognised by the Philippine Embassy in the UK, and a member of the British Chamber of Commerce in the Philippines.