LONDON, April 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Leading education support service provider Prospects Services Ltd has acquired a controlling interest in Gabbitas Educational Consultants Ltd, the leading provider of quality support services to schools in the independent sector.

Executive Chairman of Prospects Ray Auvray commented: "I am delighted that Gabbitas Educational Consultants will be joining the Prospects Group. Gabbitas has a proud history over 130 years of providing the highest quality services to independent schools in the UK and to English-speaking schools worldwide."

He continued: "This is an important strategic move for Prospects, opening up a new educational service sector for the company. We look forward to working with and supporting the Gabbitas team and to investing in the development of services so that Gabbitas can broaden and further improve the range of services it provides to its clients."

Gabbitas Executive Chairman Rosemary Brown OBE commented: "We greatly welcome our new relationship with Prospects. We believe that our combined expertise and contacts across the whole spectrum of education will enable us to go from strength to strength and to provide our clients with an even wider range of services. It is great news for both our companies with exciting times ahead."

For Press enquiries contact: Rosemary Brown Julie Moore Gabbitas Executive Chairman Head of Marketing and Communications Tel: +44(0)207-7340161 Tel: +44(0)121-521-2302 Email: Website:

For Press enquiries contact: Rosemary Brown, Gabbitas Executive Chairman, Tel: +44(0)207-7340161; Julie Moore, Head of Marketing and Communications, Tel: +44(0)121-521-2302, Email: