BESA Open Day featuring a special seminar on Brexit

10 April 2019

We invite members and prospective members to join us for an open day at BESA’s offices. 


10:30am - 3:10pm


BESA offices
20 Beaufort Court, Admirals Way
E14 9XL View Map



We invite members and prospective members to join us for an open day at BESA’s offices. 


The event will give you the chance to meet the BESA team and learn more about the benefits of membership, as well as receiving an update on the UK education system.

The programme will run as follows:

Tea, coffee and networking

Making the most of your BESA membership
This seminar is designed to give you an overview of the full portfolio of services that BESA offers to ensure that your company gets maximum value from membership. It will be your chance to meet members of the BESA team and to understand our research programme, our campaigns, the wide range of member discounts offered, the UK events that BESA runs and our ever-increasing international activities!

EDUCATE overview
A member of the EDUCATE core team will give a brief overview of the EDUCATE project. This is a rigorous and comprehensive training programme, designed to help start-ups, SMEs, entrepreneurs and educators to develop, evaluate and improve their products and services with the use of research evidence. BESA works in partnership with the EDUCATE programme leading the onboarding process and assisting in their events. 


The legal implications of Brexit with Frank Suttie, Partner at Ward Hadaway law firm
In this session Frank Suttie takes a "Brexit means Brexit" approach and looks beyond the confusion of the past few months taking a look at the world the UK will find itself in (eventually).
The focus will be on how trade deals impact upon business and the education sector, how intellectual property rights are managed through deals, the management of risks when doing business in overseas territories, skills based immigration rules and if relevant what it means to be part of a customs union with the EU. Frank will also provide an insight into the role of the World Trade Organisation, the impact of the expected transition period and how we still plan to follow EU laws and directives.

Comfort break


An overview of UK Education 
BESA's Director Patrick Hayes will give a primer on the key structures of the English school system, the national curriculum, assessment and accountability within schools – alongside emerging trends, such as the rise of the Multi Academy Trusts. The workshop also aims to give participants a good working knowledge of the key government departments and agencies.

We look forward to welcoming you!