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I would thoroughly recommend The Academies Show to anyone employed in education

Director Business Services Welling School

We’ve had a lot of conversations with high quality decision makers, it’s been a really busy day for me and the team!

Abi Westwell Business Development Manager, Dolce Abi Westwell, Business Development Manager, Dolce

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.

Babcock Education

It’s our second time exhibiting at the show, and it’s been a great day, we have received enough quality leads to last us a year, this is defiantly the must attend event for Commando Joe.

Dan Kelly National Sales Manager, Commando Joe Dan Kelly, National Sales Manager, Commando Joe

This is the key event for ESFA to meet a wide range of influential figures from across the sector and to talk face to face about funding and other crucial topics

Academies and Maintained Schools Group, Education & Skills Funding Agency DFE

A thoroughly enjoyable day providing easy access to expertise in all areas academies. The standard of seminars and help on offer from a multitude of suppliers was astonishing and of real help to providers of education in this country. I will definitely be back again next year.

Funding Officer Education Funding Agency

It’s been a really relevant audience and I like the new education estates zone, and being local to all of the other education estates exhibitors, since it gives us a more captive audience for estates. The visitors coming to this area have estates in mind, so it’s more relevant for us. One of the most impressive things about the Show is that we’re speaking to a lot of decision makers, Business Managers, Bursars and Head Teachers.

Fordingbridge PLC

We had the freedom to discuss what is important to our Academy with providers that were experts in their fields. A useful day without distractions of the usual day to day.

Head Teacher Graham James Primary Academy

A good experience, clear and well informed presentations that dispel ‘myths’ and support reasoning behind potential conversion.

Deputy Headteacher Harbour Special School

It’s been a marvellous 1st time experience the show, I am delighted to meet so many interesting right people and certainly been a worthwhile experience.

John Gordon-Reid Director, Curiosity Club John Gordon-Reid, Director, Curiosity Club

Great day out, new building ideas and initiatives

Premises Co-ordinator Kingsmead School Academy

This is our second academies show we have exhibited at and I am really pleased with the turnout, high quality conversations with the right prospects as well as the chance to catch up in person with existing customers and discover ways to do more for them.

Natalie Pearse Marketing & Communications Manager, eTeach Natalie Pearse, Marketing & Communications Manager, eTeach

The Academies Show is a brilliant opportunity to hear speakers talk about education. There is something for everyone; governors, heads and teachers will all find something which will be of interest. It’s a great networking opportunity too as well as a chance to see and talk to various exhibitors.

Vice Chair, Board of Directors Newstead Wood School

The Academies Show is a good opportunity to hear from people across the sector who you might not normally meet. Whether you are a teacher, School Governor, work for an NGO or want to know about school providers – there is something there for you.


Director of UK Programmes Peace Child International

The Academies Show exceeded all of my expectations and objectives.It’s a fantastic forum to attend and share experiences with like minded people who are passionate about education and improving the future of our schools and education system.

Business Manager Pelham Primary School

Lloyds have exhibited at every academies show and it’s a fantastic to network with clients and professional contacts. A welcome opportunity to demonstrate our specialist sector knowledge and to add value to clients.

Phil Harriott Regional Education Relationship Manager, Lloyds Bank Phil Harriott, Regional Education Relationship Manager, Lloyds Bank,

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 Consultant Playforce

Very worthwhile event where we spoke to exactly the people we wanted to.

Red Kite School Minibuses

The Academies Show was an excellent opportunity to ask questions about conversion all under one roof.  An impressive day.

Headteacher Sedleys CE Primary School

The amount of information I received was well worth the time spent away from school.

Business Manager Shenfield High School

An excellent opportunity to listen the some of educations most influential people and find out and share good practice. Not only was it free lunch and parking was provided. Very worthwhile.

Vice Principal St Benedict’s Catholic College

A fantastic opportunity to learn about the challenges schools and academies face and what they are doing to overcome these. I was really impressed with the event and the varied array of seminars on offer. Extremely productive day

Workshop Facilitator The Brokerage Citylink

As a governor I found the Academies Show very helpful. It had the edge over other events in that it provided a wide range of sessions to choose from. I was able to build a programme of activities for the day that met my particular needs and for a change, I came away feeling very positive.

Chair of Governors The Eastbourne Academy

The Academies Show is an invaluable opportunity that serves many purposes. It brings together practitioners, scholars, dignitaries, and businesses that are interested in school-age education. It is comprehensive and a great platform for networking.

Evaluation Officer The Institute of Ismaili Studies

This was my first visit to the Academies Show in London. I wasn’t sure what to expect, or if I would find it useful. As it turned out, I thought it excellent, highly informative, useful for networking and gaining ideas, great to see what innovations in education are around and rewarding to listen to seminars run by experts. A very rewarding day.

Sixth Form Manager & Pupil Premium coordinator The Littlehampton Academy

The show is very well organised and informative.  I have been to several now and it keeps improving and I get a lot out of the day.

MIS Support Officer Warwickshire Education Services & Warwickshire County Council

I found the Academies Show very informative as we start the procedure toward Academy Conversion, I can see that once our conversion is complete I would still attend the show for the valuable information I could gain further down the line.

Chair of Governors Wickham Common Primary School

Another great year, it’s been good to see lots of schools considering conversion as well as existing academies. Lots of interesting questions raised and always a pleasure to bump into so many clients too.

Wilkins Kennedy LLP

We’re really glad to be at the show again this year. We value the opportunity to interact with the academies sector and to engage with the visitors face-to-face.

Will Emms Senior Communications Director, Standard Testing Agency (DfE) Will Emms, Senior Communications Director, Standard Testing Agency (DfE)

The Academies Show is a very useful exhibition that provides schools with access to  a large number of ‘Education’ tailored services under one roof!

Director of HR Woodside High School

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.

Events Co-ordinator XMA

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