Regent Group

This group owns and manages independent schools and higher education colleges. It also has an investment arm. Based in Northwest London, the company has interests in the UK, America, Canada, Dubai and India. Its Sri Lankan founder and chief executive, Selva Pankaj – a former accountant – set up the business in 2000 after taking on a private-tuition student. Today, the group includes Regent Independent College in Harrow, which offers GCSE and A-level courses, and Regent College London, which provides higher education. The company diversified into real estate and investment management in 2018.