British High Commissioner Antony PhillipsonFollowing a successful first year of operations, Double First Asia was officially launched yesterday by the British High Commissioner for Singapore, His Excellency Antony Phillipson at his residence, Eden Hall.

The event was attended by 50 senior representatives from schools in the region and by directors and the staff of the Double First Asia office. Group Chairman Piers du Pré emphasised the company’s commitment to the region’s schools, both through its internationally focused development of the Engage education management information system and its 360° local hours support.

Student Information System for independent schools in the Far East

The creation of a wholly-owned regional operation for Far East independent schools marks the latest step by Double First for its Engage Student Information System software which is already in operation in China, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, India and South Korea.

Double First Asia is headed by husband and wife team, Rob and Phillippa Ince, who work closely to handle project management, training and support from their Clarke Quay office.

Double First Asia is using exactly the same support infrastructure as the company’s UK and Middle East operations, allowing tasks to be handled seamlessly across a 16-hour day. Training and project management is offered through site visits and remote sessions, Singapore was chosen for its strategic location and excellent infrastructure; it is also proving to be an easily accessed location for schools that wish to visit.

Double First Asia is the trading name of the company’s wholly owned Singapore operation Double First Ltd (Singapore Branch), established in January 2011.

It can be contacted on +65 3158 2240 or

Customers of Double First Engage are provided with a du Pré Connect telephone system providing toll free calls to the company’s offices.