Executive Director and Co-founder
Adam is an entrepreneur and Cambridge local who co-founded The Granta Academy in 2017. Upon graduating from Anglia Ruskin University and the Lord Ashcroft Business School, he transitioned into the Cambridge entrepreneurial space, eager to create. In 2013, he established Cambridge Alumni Tours, a highly successful walking tour company connecting University of Cambridge students and graduates with visitors eager to explore the town and University.
In 2017, Adam founded The Granta Academy in response to a repeatedly expressed desire from Cambridge Alumni Tours clients: visitors were keen to extend their time in Cambridge, and endeavour to glean a better understanding of the academic life therein. Working alongside Granta co-founder and University of Cambridge graduate Jessica Edwards, he engineered a program that actualized the experience that so many of his tour participants were craving. The Granta Academy quickly became known for its immersive experience and attention to detail.
Heading into its third year, the program continues to attract students from all over the world as an unparalleled opportunity to experience Oxbridge life, and prepare for the journey through tertiary education.
Martin is a businessman and educator with over twenty years of experience in the education space. In 1995, he co-founded Communicata Ltd., a web database-developing entity that delivered revolutionary web sites for a host of major UK businesses. From 2004-2008 Martin worked for the Oxford Intensive School of English, acquiring language schools around the world and harmonizing their programs to enhance delivery. In 2010 Martin combined his online expertise with his passion for education to establish Tutornet, a platform designed to help match tutors and tutees around the world.
Martin brings his expertise in the educational sector to The Granta Academy as consultant and e-learning developer. He is particularly well versed in the design and implementation of immersive e-learning experiences; his insight has been integral to Granta’s successful transition to an online platform through the Covid pandemic. He is particularly keen to continue building The Granta Academy’s international platform, so that students from all around the world can experience our unique program and all that Cambridge has to offer.