back to listings SME Profile: Education Conferences UK Ltd
8 Wilson Drive, Ottershaw, Surrey, KT16 0NT
Education Conferences UK provides best practice conferences and training aimed at senior leaders, teachers, SENCOs, safeguarding leads and support staff working in early years, primary and secondary education, across maintained, academy and independent schools. With a particular focus on improving pastoral care in schools we also provide cross sector conferences and masterclasses aimed at assuring and supporting the wellbeing of children and young adults.
We run over 300 CPD certified events a year attracting between 25 and 600 delegates. We are the largest independent organiser of healthcare and social care conferences in the UK and as such have expert knowledge of the market. In 2022 we launched Education Conferences UK.
Our conferences range from small masterclasses and in house events through to two days with multiple conference streams and workshops per day, social events in the evening, and large independent exhibitions.
The group of companies has three Directors all of which are owners and work within the organisation: Clare Gallagher, Managing Director, Kerry Tarrant, Marketing Director and Peter Gallagher, Finance Director. The current company turnover is just under £2M. The company was founded in July 2011. In May 2022 Joanna Milne joined as Head of New Markets to develop Education Conferences UK.
In December 2019 we were delighted to win the 2019 ABPCO Excellence award for Best Agency Conference Organiser, we were also finalists for the 2020 ABPCO Excellence Award for Best In House Conference. More recently we are pleased to be winners of the Business of the Year award at the 2021 SME National Business Awards, along with our MD Clare Gallagher winning Business Woman of the Year. In 2022 we are finalists of the Conference & Events Awards and AEO Excellence Awards.
In 2022 Joanna Milne joined the company to lead on Education Conferences UK. With over 10 years’ experience working in the education sector, Joanna leads the research and development of conferences, online learning and masterclasses for headteachers, senior leaders, teachers and administration staff. A wide range of topics include staff and pupil mental health, SEND, safeguarding, pastoral care, Ofsted inspection and school attendance, tackling issues that matter the most to staff in schools to help them to drive improvement.