Helping Schools around the globe to work better

From humble beginnings from a kitchen table in London, to a business with four global offices and a footprint covering every continent, learn more about who we are.





300+

Client schools worldwide

60+

In-house Experts

120+

Countries

4+

Growing, Global Offices

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Our Story

Our Story

In 2009 Mark Orchison started 9ine from his kitchen table in Greenwich, London. Since then, Mark has led the business to become the leading independent K-12 technology and compliance consultancy in the UK and internationally. In 2020 we launched our software application for our clients across the UK, Europe, Middle-East, Asia, South Africa and North America.

We pride ourselves on the investment in our staff and clients. Being owner managed, our culture and values are tied to our Founder & CEO, rather than the priorities of unknown shareholders.

We have grown to be globally recognised and respected. We have offices in the UK, India, Canada and Singapore.

Our Vision

To be the leading EdTech organisation providing independent, evidence based, no-nonsense advice and guidance on how to practically achieve outcomes through technology and practice.

What we do

What we do

We are the leading education technology consultancy in compliance and security for schools. We specialise in providing technology and compliance solutions, working with a wide range of school types and sizes. Our clients trust us to guide them through their compliance obligations and support them in ensuring that their systems are safe and secure.

What we believe

What we believe

There are no boundaries at 9ine and all of our employees and teams are equal. We’re a diverse team and we are fortunate enough to have a great mix of brilliant thinkers and doers. We are only as successful as our people, because 9ine is a people based business. Although we have technical products and services, we only have them as a result of our team’s hard work.

How we care for our colleagues

How we care for our colleagues

Our long-term goal is to create a healthy and motivating environment for the professional as well as personal development of our people. It is important to us to be a responsible company that treats people fairly. We support the creativity, diversity and development of responsible thinking to ensure that our people understand the impact our activities have on our clients and ultimately their customers and society.

Our Executive Team

Mark Orchisom

Mark Orchison

Founder & CEO

Simi Kandola

Simi Kandola

Chief Technology Officer

What People Say About Us

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“It has been a true pleasure working with 9ine over the past year. We engaged them in an ongoing contract to continue to provide security auditing services, and our IT vendor has also appreciated the extra set of eyes on their work.”

Mitch Mitchell
San Francisco Waldorf School, Advancement Director

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“I first met Mark Orchison at an ISBA Conference about 6 years ago and his knowledge of independent schools and technology stuck with me. Several years later when we wished to evaluate where we were with IT staffing, infrastructure and planning, he seemed an obvious person to turn to”

Catriona Thompson
Kingham Hill School, Bursar

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“9ine was strongly recommended by other schools in the region who already had a business relationship with 9ine,”

Mike Kewelar
German European School Singapore, Director of Technology

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"Andrew Cheung is like the Siri of Data Protection, you can ask him anything and he knows the answer and comes back to you almost instantaneously"

Rolly Maiquez
VERSO International School, acting DPO/I.T & Technology Director

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“They felt like an extension of our IT support team for the time they were with us and were never judgemental on the approach we take with our systems and security. I’d have no concerns about recommending them (and using their services) again in the future.”

Mike Ward
Dean Trust, Head of IT

Over 300 client schools who trust 9ine to streamline their operations.

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