We came to the Academies Show this year because after last year’s success, we thought, this is the go-to place to meet the sort of people we want to tell about our business, we’ve got very strong holds in Surrey and Devon but we now want to talk to people beyond that Geography, and this seems to be the perfect place to talk to people from London and the South East and what we’ve been delighted with is that you’ve done really well to bring people in from other parts of the country and we’re having really high quality conversations.
The Show has been really good, we’ve met lots of new customers, lots of members of multi-academy trusts, so for us it’s really good to showcase our new products and new ranges to a wider customer base, particularly as we are trying to target academies at the moment.
The visitor audience overall has been really good, really high level, most of them are decision makers, Bursars, members of governing bodies, Head Teachers, Principals and CEOs, so it’s been really high calibre for us.
Outdoor Ground ConsultantPlayforce
The Academies Show has been really brilliant today, as it has been for the last two years, we’ve had a really good time speaking to new customers and seeing existing customers that we know quite well.
There are a lot of Head Teachers, a lot of Heads of IT as well, which is really good for us in our sector, it’s the kind of people we need to speak to, along with the general procurement visitors and governors as well, so it’s been a really good mix of visitors.
The Show is a really great opportunity to get in front of the right people, and because it’s so focused and specific around academies, it really does mean you get access to a market which is quite hard to delve into, so it’s been really good for us, great exposure and good to get to know more people outside of our customer base.