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Webinars

18 Aug 2021

Internationalisation Fund

The purpose of the Internationalisation Fund is to assist 7,600 SME’s in England to improve international trade performance through co-investment in approved activity. The Fund is supported by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) running from December 2020 to early 2023.

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27 Jul 2021

Stakeholders – how to work with them to promote your business

Anna Pedroza is an expert in stakeholder communications and partnerships. In this session she explained why she thinks stakeholders should be part of your marketing strategy, how you can develop links with stakeholders, and what not to do.

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21 Jul 2021

Selling to International Schools

Watch this session to get up-to-date on international school news and are looking for valuable marketing advice to engage with this sector. This is a must if you’re new to the market but also valuable for all.

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15 Jul 2021

From Free to Fee

When schools closed, educational suppliers stepped up to help, with many companies giving schools free access to their online resources so they could deliver home learning at short notice. But now suppliers are faced with a new challenge. How to gently persuade those schools to start paying for the resources they have been using for free.

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05 Jul 2021

BESA Open Day

Members and prospective members - join us to meet the BESA team, learn more about the benefits of membership and get an update on the UK education system.

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30 Jun 2021

Engaging and doing business with educators

The educational landscape is changing at a rapid pace. We only need to look back on this time last year to see how different it is. During these unprecedented times, businesses in the education sector need to be agile and find new and innovative ways to engage and do business with educators. 

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29 Jun 2021

Wellbeing in the workplace

This webinar provided a wealth of practical advice and support to companies and individuals. The session was hosted by Catherine Tallis, Director of Business Services and Kate Aspinwall, Head of Company HR, at Herts for Learning. 

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15 Jun 2021

Early Years Resourcing 2021: Are we seeing a Revival?

With significant changes in the way nurseries are operated and funded over recent years, this review considers changes that may impact resource budgeting and procurement since the last report in 2013. The report examines the way the market place is changing and the resulting implications for product purchasing, supplier engagement and technology preferences.

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02 Jun 2021

International markets – China

In this webinar, we are joined by Sophia Ip - Head of Education for Hong Kong & Macao, Department for International Trade and Su Si - Head of Education Technology and Higher Education, Department for International Trade, Shanghai, who will be providing an overview of the market, as well as the opportunities and challenges of exporting to China.

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13 May 2021

Preparing for investment, mergers and acquisitions in education

The pandemic and its associated lockdowns have rapidly accelerated changes in education delivery and supply. Interest and attention is now focused on the education industry more than ever and this brings both great opportunity and great challenges. Find out more here.

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12 May 2021

An update on the Ofsted inspection framework

This webinar is a unique opportunity for suppliers to hear directly from Ofsted. It is ideal for sales and marketing teams, content providers, publishers, software developers and education consultants, getting you up to speed on the new framework and how it could impact your strategic planning.

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28 Apr 2021

What do education sector journalists want?

In this session, we will hear directly from leading education journalists about how they have been covering education stories during lockdown and what their plans are for the rest of the academic year.

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22 Apr 2021

Using public data to understand schools in England

In this webinar, Timo Hannay, founder of SchoolDash, will draw on case studies from a wide variety of initiatives with vendors, charities, policy-makers and media organisations to show just what it's possible to discover.

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09 Mar 2021

Engaging and doing business with educators

We’ve brought together a panel of experts to help you. This webinar is a practical guide to navigating this ever-changing world. You will learn how to successfully engage with educators and build a sustainable business - both right now and in the future.

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03 Mar 2021

Exporting to the EU post Brexit: trade and services

This event will provide you with a background and context of the UK-EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement and answer some practical questions on the implications of Brexit for the education sector.

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24 Feb 2021

Why bother with PR?

For all the PR naysayers out there you are absolutely right.  PR done badly is a complete waste of time, energy and money. But PR done well?  Well, good PR can put your name in front of thousands of potential customers, demonstrate that you understand (and can help solve) the issues that your prospective customers are facing, and drive business leads to your door.

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22 Jan 2021

EdTech APPG Discussion about Upcoming Inaugural Report

This event discussed the aims of the EdTech APPG and captured thoughts around its upcoming report, which will focus on lessons from lockdown.

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15 Jan 2021

Help to Export

This webinar outlines the support BESA can provide to members regardless of if they are just starting out or experienced exporters looking for ways to increase their international sales.  

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14 Jan 2021

Wellbeing and mental health through Covid-19

This webinar provides a wealth of practical advice and support to companies and individuals while working remotely. 

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13 Jan 2021

School Funding and Resource Spending: 2021 and Beyond

Kickstart your 2021 informed and prepared. Review how schools responded to an unprecedented year of disruption  and discover insights into the funding and spending plans for schools in 2021 and beyond in this hour-long webinar.

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12 Jan 2021

ISC Research Expert Panel: The international schools market in 2020-2021

This is a must if you’re new to the International Schools sector. Catch up on this webinar if you want to be well informed and are looking for valuable marketing advice for this market and its challenges.  

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12 Jan 2021

BESA Expert Panel: Marketing to International Schools Expert Session

This is a must if you’re new to the International Schools sector. Watch if you want to be well informed and are looking for valuable marketing advice for this market and its challenges.

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01 Dec 2020

Brexit – People, Products and Procurement

The EU has brought into force around 19,000 legislative acts which have directly set out much of the legal framework and regulations in the UK. Some of the most important are around the free movement of people, the competition, intellectual property, and certification rules affecting the products that educational suppliers provide, and the public procurement markets in which companies can compete. Find out more here.

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26 Nov 2020

Importing goods from the EU after Brexit

In less than 100 days, the UK faces the biggest change in trade rules with the EU since the European single market was launched in 1993 — whether a new trade deal is agreed or not. 

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24 Nov 2020

Exporting goods to the EU after Brexit

The EU is the UK’s single biggest export market, accounting for 46% of all UK exports and valued at £289 billion. Find out more here.

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29 Oct 2020

Data transfers to the US and EU: what’s changed?

In the “Schrems II” judgement of July 2020, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) invalidated the EU-US Privacy Shield Framework which had been established to ensure that personal data transfers made by companies from the EU to the US could comply with EU law. This webinar seeks to understand more about data transfers to the US and EU after Privacy Shield.

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27 Oct 2020

From free to fee

When schools closed, educational suppliers stepped up to help, with many companies giving schools free access to their online resources so they could deliver home learning at short notice. But now suppliers are faced with a new challenge. How to gently persuade those schools to start paying for the resources they have been using for free.

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22 Oct 2020

Help to export

This 1-hour webinar will outline the support BESA can provide to members regardless of if they are just starting out or experienced exporters looking for ways to increase their international sales.

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21 Oct 2020

Age appropriate design

Ward Hadaway talks through this new code and how you can ensure you conform to all necessary standards.

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20 Oct 2020

BESA Open Day

We invite members and prospective members to join us, where there is a 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.

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08 Oct 2020

Using public data to understand schools in England

In this talk, Timo Hannay, founder of SchoolDash, draws on case studies from a wide variety of initiatives with vendors, charities, policy-makers and media organisations to show just what it's possible to discover and how to go about it.

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24 Sep 2020

International Markets – Nepal

Are you interested in exporting into Nepal? This webinar will present an overview of the opportunities and barriers to doing business in Nepal. 

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23 Sep 2020

R&D Tax credits – A class apart for BESA members

For the education sector in 2020, it’s been a year of mixed fortunes. Like so many other parts of British life, the lockdown has forced a reboot of how we approach learning and education. As demand for e-learning tools soared, some of our members have thrived, whilst others have taken a while to adjust. No matter where 2020 has taken your business, though, R&D tax credits can help.

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11 Sep 2020

Applying for Awards

This seminar covers how to apply and what judges are looking for from an application. Our speakers, two expert judges, will give advice about how to make your application stand out.

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10 Sep 2020

The state of ICT in our schools – a UK-wide perspective

The findings from over 1,300 ICT leaders in schools and academies across the UK make interesting reading this year given that data collection took place in June and July when many schools remained fully or partially closed. This has proved to be an ideal time to assess provision and spending on ICT as we move into the new academic year.

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23 Jul 2020

Using public data to understand schools in England

In this talk, Timo Hannay, founder of SchoolDash, draws upon case studies from a wide variety of initiatives with vendors, charities, policy-makers and media organisations to show just what it's possible to discover and how to go about it.

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22 Jul 2020

How can EdTech tools better meet the needs of disadvantaged young people?

Nesta Education discuss how the use of technology disproportionately supports more advantaged young people, the barriers that need to be overcome, and the potential that EdTech holds to act in closing the attainment gap, rather than widening it.

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16 Jul 2020

What do education sector journalists want?

Journalists from some of the leading education sector media joined us for this session to discuss how they have been covering education during lock down, how they work and their main areas of interest. Find out how to pitch ideas, when to get in touch and what their plans are for the new school year.

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14 Jul 2020

Physical resource market – School spending during COVID-19

Richard Connor presents an update on the marketplace for product purchasing by schools and what schools think will happen to procurement over the summer period and into the new academic year. We are then joined by a panel of BESA members on their experiences to date and expectations for the near future.

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09 Jul 2020

BESA Open Day

We invite members and prospective members to join us, where there is a 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.

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25 Jun 2020

From free to fee

Practical tips to help convert your free subscribers to fee-paying customers. 

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23 Jun 2020

Engaging with Educators

This workshop will provide you with an engaging and practical guide to navigating this new landscape, focusing on engaging educators and building a sustainable business for the future.  

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18 Jun 2020

Redefining the customer experience

This webinar hosted by Jo Marshall, VP for the Institute of Customer Service and Executive Director of YPO, aims to help members understand the value of the customer experience, particularly in the current climate.

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18 Jun 2020

Funding your company

This session advises and guides companies on how to secure suitable financial backing to scale their business, manage resource and company culture during this changing landscape, and offer guidance on how to sell to schools. 

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16 Jun 2020

School provision, use and spending on EdTech in this period of learning disruption

Hear Richard Connor present newly published research findings on EdTech experiences from maintained schools in England. Then take the opportunity to hear from leading EdTech companies about their own experiences.

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10 Jun 2020

Getting back to business

Ward Hadaway, one of the UK's Top 100 law firms, and a major player in the North of England, joins us to discuss and answer questions about getting back to business. With thousands of employees working from home, companies are beginning to prepare plans to get their teams back into the office, when lockdown is eased. 

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03 Jun 2020

Supporting wellbeing through Covid-19

This webinar provides a wealth of practical advice and support to companies and individuals while working remotely. The session will cover a number of topics including: surviving lockdown; directing through Covid-19: how to keep calm when customers may be losing theirs and w hen HR isn't HR as we know it: leading Company HR through Covid-19.

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26 May 2020

Understanding school spending

Alexander Shea, BESA's Senior Policy Analyst, hosts this webinar about how school income and expenditure is changing. This webinar builds an understanding of how the nature of school income and expenditure is changing at both the system level and for individual schools.

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14 May 2020

Making the most of exhibitions

Are you making the most of the exhibitions you attend? Join us on this webinar to hear from exhibitors and exhibition organisers alike about how to maximise your presence at exhibitions around the world.

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07 May 2020

BESA Open Day

Several sessions providing you with the opportunity to meet the BESA team, learn more about the benefits of membership, and receive an update on the UK education system.

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06 May 2020

The art of networking

Entering a room full of strangers can feel daunting at the best of times. The thought of then navigating that room in order to make new contacts and spot future business opportunities can send some people into a cold sweat  - and yet others make it look so easy. What's their secret?

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05 May 2020

International Markets – South East Asia

An overview of the opportunities and barriers to doing business in South East Asia. In particular, topics covered will include the Department for International Trade's ASEAN campaign, how it works and how it can help British education providers.

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01 May 2020

Ofsted framework

The new  Ofsted framework has changed schools' approach to assessment, data collection and tracking pupil progress. How does this affect suppliers?

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08 Apr 2020

GDPR post Brexit

Amid news that Google is the latest in a string of corporations who will no longer apply GDPR protections to British citizens from 1 January 2021, this webinar discusses how your company can comply with data protection requirements both at home and abroad after Brexit.

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