Follow best practice and stay compliant with this informative session.


2pm - 3:30pm


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£20+ VAT per session

Follow best practice and stay compliant with this informative session.


How has GDPR been affected by Brexit? What does the regulatory landscape look like now? What does this mean for your business and what changes do you need to make?

During this session, we'll hear advice from legal and commercial practitioners, as well as insight from the ICO on the Children's Code.

The Speakers

SME Conference Frank SuttieFrank Suttie - Director, Freeths

Frank Suttie is a Director in the commercial team at Freeths LLP. He is a graduate in both accountancy and law, with corporate finance legal training and now specialising in commercial law with particular emphasis upon the requirements of the EdTech sector.

His practice includes businesses operating in the education and skills sectors. He works with leading suppliers to the education sector – covering learning platforms, education apps, publishing and equipment.


Andew Lagden, Education Consultant

Andrew Lagden is an experienced independent education consultant, supporting many national organisations, local authorities, multi-academy trusts and individual schools, with a very successful track record of securing significant improvement.

Formerly a school inspector, working on behalf of Ofsted contractors, he currently works as a school improvement consultant for Manchester City Councilthe Key Educational Trust and individual schools in both primary and secondary phases.  Additionally, he is CEO and headteacher performance management adviser for several MATs and governing bodies.   


Tony Sheppard, Educational Technologist

Tony Sheppard is a leading Educational Technologist with a background in senior leadership in schools, Local Authority advice, project management within national education programmes and a vocal advocate of the roles of data protection and privacy within education. Tony presently provides NetSupport with expertise in implementation, deployment and best use of functionality across the wide range of NetSupport tools, to prospective and onboarding customers.


Flexible Ticket Options

We have a range of ticket options so you can join the conference in a way to suit your time and budget. Tickets are available per session (£20), 4 sessions for the price of 3 (£60) and all sessions (£75). All sessions will be recorded so if you can't make it don't worry, you can watch them at a time that suits you.


For more information about the SME Conference Series, please visit our webpage here


Thursday 4 March - 9.30am-11.00am: The Impact of Covid-19 on Industry

Friday 5 March - 11.00am-12.30pm: Re-entering the Market - What Schools Need Now and Upcoming Opportunities

Wednesday 10 March - 10.00am-11.30am: Marketing and Social Media Tips 

Tuesday 16 March - 2.00pm-3.30pm: Sector Support for Start-ups 

Wednesday 17 March - 11.00am-12.30pm: Winning Investment and Scaling Up 

Friday 19 March - 2.00pm-3.00pm:  Policy for Educational Suppliers: Key Factors Affecting Your Business  

Tuesday 23 March - 2.00pm-3.30pm: The Future of Exporting Post-Brexit

Wednesday 24 March - 11.30am-1.00pm: Knowing How and When to Pivot in Order to Grow

Friday 26 March - 2.00pm-3.30pm: Safeguarding and GDPR Compliance

Tuesday 30 March - 10.00am-11.00am: How Can BESA Support You?

We expect this session to be popular, so please reserve your place below.