A TUTORING company has been judged to be the best in the world.

Tutor Doctor Berkshire has been operating in towns including Bracknell and Wokingham since 2014, when former podiatrist Joanna Butler and husband Mark decided to seek out a new challenge.

Within six months they had been recognised as the fastest growing franchise of the Tutor Doctor brand.

Last week at a conference in Westing Harbour Castle Hotel in Toronto, the couple beat more than 300 others to win Franchisee of the Year.

Mr Butler said: “Tutor Doctor has also been about making a difference to students and providing a service with integrity.

“Although Tutor Doctor Berkshire is part of a global network, it’s what we can do to positively impact the local community which drives us forward.

“Winning was an incredible way to recognise our efforts, but we wouldn’t be able to provide such a high standard of tutoring without our team and our tutors. We’re both so proud of our achievements and look forward to the future.”

The victory marks the first time a British franchisee has won the award.