Are you ready to export?

24 November 2023

Join the 2023 BESA SME Spotlight series as we explore the factors in which to become a successful SME.


2pm - 3pm


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Free for BESA members

Join the 2023 BESA SME Spotlight series as we explore the factors in which to become a successful SME.


BESA SME Spotlight Series: Number 5 

The BESA SME Spotlight Series has been designed to support micro and small stage businesses with a series of dedicated webinars. Incorporating industry experts to cover a range of subjects targeted to supporting members' business growth and success. Through a comprehensive suite of content and events, the series will give you specialist advice and also mentorship from expert leaders, sharing with you their experiences and insights into success. It is a unique opportunity to access carefully curated advice to help your business expand and to consequently achieve success in the education market. 

Are you ready to export?

This compact spotlight session will be hosted by Steve Whitley, who has 25+ years of exporting experience in the education sector. Steve is the founder of EdTechConsulting.co.uk which provide consultancy services to a wide range of Education Suppliers.

During this session, Steve will cover the basics of exporting, including:
  • How do you know when you are ready to export?
  • Where do you start?
  • What help is out there?
    • Trade missions and trade fairs
    • Government support to export
  • What are the routes to market?
  • Finding and working with Distributors, Agents & Partners
  • The massive growth of International English Schools and how to address this market segment


Guest Speaker - Steve Whitely, Founder of EdTechConsulting.co.uk

Steve has spent almost 40 years working in EdTech. Initially spending 9 years working within a local education authority, before moving onto commercial organisations selling products into the education sector. For 26 years, he managed worldwide sales, marketing, and development teams within a vibrant EdTech company, that designs, manufactures & supplies products that enhance the STEM education of K-12 students, all over the world. Furthermore, Steve is the founder of EdTech Consulting, offering a range of services, including UK & International sales & marketing strategies, Mentoring for senior leaders, Company-wide CPD packages and project management; to both start-up and long-established Educational supply companies.

Part of the NEW SME Spotlight Series
We are delighted to be launching a new programme designed specifically to support SMEs. The SME Spotlight Series is a dedicated programme of events and resources curated to help BESA members to expand and achieve success in the education market. Join us at the annual SME Conference in March where we will be revealing the full programme of events.


To register your interest, or to ask any questions, please email eventsteam@besa.org.uk. 

We look forward to having you join us for an enlightening and enriching experience!

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