Beyond Analysis joins the fight in tackling the UK data skills gap

Primary Engineer® is pleased to announce Beyond Analysis as a national funding partner for its STATWARS® Competition.

The STATWARS® competition consists of two free-to-schools educational projects, focusing on using data to deliver meaningful and engaging mathematics, data handling and data visualising skills to pupils in primary and secondary schools across the UK. Both the STATWARS® Climate Change Challenge and STATWARS® Film & TV enable young people to investigate and present data and use it to inform decision making as they work through a topic that is meaningful, relevant and contemporary.

Dr Susan Scurlock MBE, CEO and Founder of Primary Engineer®, said: “Beyond Analysis, as award-winning data science, analytics and strategic data solutions and consulting business, align brilliantly with the STATWARS® project. We are thrilled they have joined us in inspiring and educating young people about the power of data in decision making, the role it will play in their future careers, and the need for future professionals with data skills.”

Paul Alexander, CEO and Founder of Beyond Analysis said: “We have seen over the last decade how the exponential rise in big data along with a technological revolution has left a gap in the market for data skills. The volume of data science and engineering roles needed by industry has exploded, and as a business, we are conscious of the need for future generations to understand and develop the data skills that every business needs. It is not difficult to see why we are so passionate about supporting STATWARS and Primary Engineer in improving education and raising awareness of the exciting opportunities available to young people.”


About Beyond Analysis

Since 2007 Beyond Analysis has delivered advanced data solutions and strategic consultancy services to help clients drive efficiencies, build a business, and gain competitive advantage by ‘Putting data to Work’. Operating globally, they remain locally focused, using the latest artificial intelligence, machine learning and proprietary visualisation tools to model and forecast behaviour. By sharing intelligent, relevant insights they consistently deliver impressive financial returns and improve customer experience and employee engagement for clients.

About Primary Engineer

STATWARS® is a fully-funded annual competition developed by Primary Engineer®. Primary Engineer is an educational not-for-profit organisation that provides a suite of programmes to encourage children from 3 to 19 years to consider STEM and data careers. Primary Engineer inspires children, pupils, parents and teachers through continued professional development, whole class project work, competitions, and engagement with industry professionals to ensure the learning has a context to the wider world. Primary Engineer promotes engineering and data careers and addresses the diversity and gender imbalance in engineering with early years, primary and secondary pupils. For further information visit