What seminars and speakers can we expect?

Seminars are expert-led and address the pressing matters impacting the education sector and school business management. Sessions cover finance, funding and income generation, marketing, premises, management and all the acronyms – CPD, HR, ICT, GDPR…Plus, we’ve added an academy stream.

Speakers include practicing business managers, finance and trust directors, CEOs, CFOs, independent consultants...all sector experts and all on-hand to ensure that you have access to the information that you need.

Seminar topics are subject to change. Visit the site regularly to keep up-to-date with the latest.


Keynote panel: Rethinking school business management
The education sector is undergoing great changes and is faced with greater challenges; those tasked with managing – and leading – schools through this complex and turbulent time have their work cut out for them.

Effective financial management of your premises

Tim Roots, CEO, Parago Software Ltd
Manchester & London













Effective team management:

Speaker to be confirmed






Schools' Buying Strategy

The Department for Education's Schools Commercial Team

Overcoming financial pressures and budgetary uncertainty

Paul Leigh, CFO, Focus Trust 
Manchester





Demonstrating impact and gaining recognition as an SBM

Laura Williams, education business and operations consultant at LJ Business Consultancy Ltd.
Manchester & London




A collaborative force to be reckoned

Speaker to be confirmed

Manchester





The SBM Entrepreneur

Speaker to be confirmed







The challenges of academy conversion:

Vickie Keeling, trust director, United Endeavour Trust
Manchester

Pupils at a premium – do the right thing; show that you're doing it

Neil Clephan, NLE, Red Kite Alliance
Manchester & London





Marketing your school and crafting an effective value proposition

Justin Smith, Chameleon Training and Consultancy
Manchester & London




Striking the work-life balance


Maggie Hurd, regional development consultant, Education Support Partnership (Charity)
Manchester



The changing face of financial reporting

Speaker to be confirmed
Manchester & London