“Our award winning services have been noted locally and nationally. We hope that winning these awards, spurs on all of our students to achieve their goals. As teachers at Spark Academy, we want to serve as positive role models for all of our pupils for years to come.”
– Mital Thanki (Founder & CEO, Spark Academy)



Entrepreneur of the Year Award, 2017- Winner

This award recognises the contribution of a dynamic, creative and visionary business leader which defines the qualities of successful entrepreneurship- from drive, ambition, vision and tenacity to inspirational leadership, creativity, inventiveness and confidence.


Best Rated Private Tutoring Company In Leicester, 2017

Spark Academy is rated one of the Top 3 Private tutors in Leicester for providing consistent high quality tutoring. The Three Best Rated review team uses their 50-Point inspection which includes everything from checking reputation, history, complaints, ratings, satisfaction, trust and cost to the general excellence.


Great British Entrepreneur Awards, 2017

It has just been announced that Mital Thanki has been shortlisted for the 2017 NatWest Great British Entrepreneur Awards in the Small  Business Entrepreneur of the Year award. Spark Academy beat off some tough competition in order to make the regional shortlist, with over 1000 businesses entering the awards nationally across the wide range of categories.


New Enterprising Women In Business Award, 2017 – Winner

Awarded by the East Midlands Chamber of Commerce, Spark Academy was highlighted as an ethical company that maintains its vision to provide quality education affordable for all.


Leicester Women In Business, 2016

For the Small Business of the Year Award, sponsored by the Federation of Small Business, Spark Academy remained the only finalist in the Education field amongst the many applicants.


British Indian Awards, 2016

Spark Founder Mital was a finalist for “Entrepreneur of the Year” at the highly celebrated National British Indian Awards held on July 15th at Athena, Leicester.


Leicester Mercury Business Awards, 2016

Spark Academy was a finalist for the Best Service at the Leicester Mercury Business Awards. Against 3000 applications, Spark Academy came second in the Best Service category, an award sponsored by Vision Express, and was the only tutoring company to even make it to the prestigious list of establishments that serve Leicester and Leicestershire.


Women in Business: Community, 2015

Spark Academy was honoured with the “Community” Award at the Business in Women Awards which were presented by the Holiday Inn group. The award was a testament to the formidable dedication of the Spark Academy team to not only help their pupils, but to the wider community too.


School Award: Dedication, 2015

Spark Academy was awarded the prestigious Dedication to Education award held by Leicester Mercury. The award, sponsored by the paper, was a result of the hard work and commitment of the teachers to the students at the Academy.


Asian Professional Award, 2014

Spark Academy was awarded the National Asian Professional Award of Education at a glittering ceremony held in London at the Emirates Stadium. Over 4,000 nominations and votes were received in this year paying tribute to inspirational individuals from the Asian community that contribute in every conceivable sector of national life.


Rising Star, 2013

Spark’s founder Mital was featured in the Leicester Mercury Rising Stars Publication, whereby she was listed as a promising young entrepreneur.


Catalyst Award, 2011

Spark Academy won the Catalyst Award from the Higher Education Funding Council for England and a social enterprise group called UnLtd. Here, we were recognised as having a firm ethos with a social conscious as we endeavour to provide premium services at affordable prices.