A FLINT business aims to give back to teachers and schools across the UK.

Nexus Education is an online blogging platform reaching thousands of teachers nationwide to share ideas and resourcing.

Damien Challenger, managing director, said it is about giving back to places of education.

He told the Leader: "We are showcasing the best of what teachers have to offer are making improvements in schools throughout the UK by sharing best practise and connecting educators no matter where they are.

"We feel like we are making a big impact and its all from our little office in Flint.

"I've grown up in flint and it's quite bizarre. I've had a lot of links to education so to put something back is quite important. We've grown so quick in such a short amount of time."

The company recently held an awards ceremony, which saw about 60 teachers attend from across the UK, to recognise the contribution of educational bloggers. Some of which in attendance were Gogglebox star Baasit Siddiqui and National Teacher of the Year Caroline Keep amongst dozens of grassroots teachers and educationalists.

Mr Challenger said: "We really want to continue to stand out as a company that gives back to our community and, alongside us donating over 20 per cent of our back revenue to schools so far in 2019, we could think of no better way than the Nexus Education Blog Awards.

"I had the initial idea to set this company up. I saw a gap in the market for sharing ideas.

"A teacher few months ago was suicidal and she wrote to us about how she got her passion back and stories like that are what we do it for. Platforms like ours make sure the best ideas are going back in classroom.

"I'm really proud, it's quite humbling. It was a big success, we couldn't believe it."

This was the first event of its kind and it is hoped it will become an annual thing, travelling to different parts of the UK each year.

The Flint company has also saved hundreds of schools tens of thousands of pounds via their free NeXworking sessions for school leaders and invested money directly to schools which enables them to invest in products and improve their offering to pupils.

The managing director added: "We thought we would get 20 people but had nearly 70 across UK and these people travelled to us, wanting to get involved. We do aim to give a lot back to schools and we do it all from our small office in Flint."