- Opened first school in Japan
- Teacher Recruitment London places teachers worldwide.
- Japan opens its 50th school.
- Shane Global Language Centres opens near Oxford Street, London.
- London Teacher Training begins teaching the CELTA, validated by the University of Cambridge.
- Shane English School Japan opens its 100th school and joins the Japan Association for the Promotion of Foreign Language Education (JAPFLE).
- 1st school opens in Taipei, Taiwan.
- 1st kindergarten school opens in Taipei.
- Target & Shane Language Training Poland opens.
- Shane English School becomes both the largest British English school and the largest foreign-owned language school in Japan, with 129 schools.
- Shane Lipscombe receives the Shane English School Coat of Arms at the Globe Theatre, London. It was awarded by the ‘Heraldic Household of the Queen’ for recognition of services to English teaching. This was the first time that an English school has been awarded a Coat of Arms.
- Saxoncourt Recruitment purchases English Worldwide.
- Expands teacher recruitment to Italy.
- 1st school opens in Shanghai, China.
- Saxoncourt Publishing established.
- Shane English School takes over International English College Vietnam creating Shane English Centre Vietnam.
- 1st Shane English School in Beijing, China opens.
- Shane Global Language Centres opens in the seaside town of Hastings, UK.
- Top of Oricon nationwide survey of English school chains in Japan.
- Established Trinity Cert TESOL training course in Japan.
- Shane Japan listed on TOPIX with a total of 204 schools.
- Schools open in Guangzhou, South China.
- 1st school opens in Algiers, Algeria.
- Shane Global Hastings, UK opens brand new premises.
- 70th school opens in Taiwan.
- 5th school opens in Beijing.
- 4th school opens in Guangzhou.
- Shane English School Thailand opens with 5 schools.
- 1st school opens in Turkey.
- 1st school opens in Indonesia.
- Shane English School Thailand opens its 5th school.