23 April, 2024

Karim Tahseen Al-Khayat: Seeds Research, Printing and Distribution Services

Seeds Education was founded in 1968. Since 2000, Karim Tahseen Al-Khayat has served as the company’s CEO, restructuring, driving and expanding the group’s operational services, and overseeing its evolution from a publishing house and book distributor to a multinational organisation with interests in a range of different industries.

Seeds Education offers a variety of research services, including v. The company provides comprehensive, in-depth research services to help clients establish need, collaborate in strategic planning, assess any specific requirements, and address outstanding issues in every aspect of education.

The company’s diligent staff can undertake research in accordance with Ministry of Education requirements, or in alignment with specific institutions. Research assessments and studies may include any of the following:

  • Market visits to institutions and schools
  • Meetings with Ministries of Education
  • Lesson observations
  • Meetings with tutors, teachers, heads of department and professors
  • Analysis of current market provisions to identify potential gaps and establish sustainability of materials
  • Desk-based research to assess current market trends
  • Ongoing consultation for as long as necessary

Research undertaken by Seeds Education can be documented in either the English or Arabic language.

Operating the largest and most prestigious printing press in the Arab world, Seeds Education’s printing arm benefits from more than 30 years of industry experience, as well as some of the world’s most technologically advanced printing and binding machinery.

Run by a team of seasoned experts, including designers and mechanics, Seeds Education’s printing branch provides specialist printing services to clients all over the world, catering for the needs of Ministries of Education in countries such as Lebanon, Libya, Bahrain, Qatar and Kurdistan. The company also collaborates with publishing houses across the United Kingdom, France, the United States and Mexico, guaranteeing printing services that are second to none.

Seeds Education also offers distribution services, drawing on its global shipping expertise to provide customers and partners around the world with efficient worldwide distribution services. With offices and shipping agents in the United Kingdom, France, the United States, Qatar, Dubai, Kuwait, Lebanon and Abu Dhabi, Seeds Education’s geographical spread of offices helps the company to ensure that customer orders are dispatched and delivered speedily and safely.

Today, Seeds Education has interests in a variety of different sectors, including printing and publishing, hospitality management, broadcast media, construction, power generation, and sports and leisure.

Having expanded the company’s operational, regional and international reach considerably over the course of more than two decades, CEO Karim Tahsin Khayyat has developed intensive, ambitious short and long-term goals for all of Seeds Education’s business entities, including its subsidiaries Garnet Education, Garnet Publishing, GEO Projects, Seeds Learning, International Press, and All Prints. Over the years, Seeds Education has grown from a small family-run business to a team of more than 500 employees working from eight locations in four different countries.

Seeds Education brings together a comprehensive range of established, widely respected partner companies, each providing different but overlapping services with commitment and professionalism, contributing to the global education and publishing industries.

Operating with the belief that effective education is underscored and informed by strong values combined with a commitment to helping each and every student to realise their full potential, Seeds Education’s services and products are tailored to the unique needs of each client, supporting teachers and tutors as facilitators of lifelong learning.

Utilising a comprehensive selection of award-winning academic and educational materials, Seeds Education works closely with learning institutions, formulating client-customised professional development and teacher training programmes, as well as providing a wide range of bespoke digital publishing and print services.

Uniting the skills and expertise of its group of related companies, Seeds Education draws on a wealth of experience in a wide range of education and printing areas, providing its clients with a seamless and consistent service provision.

Claire James


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