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8 Wilson Drive, Ottershaw, Surrey, KT16 0NT
We organise and produce high quality CPD certified healthcare conferences and exhibitions with a specialist interest in a clinical audience. Our events support knowledge sharing, professional development and take a practical approach to learning through case study based best practice. In December 2019 we won the 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 at the 2021 SME National Business Awards, and finalists of the 2022 Conference & Events Awards and AEO Excellence Awards. We look forward to welcoming you to our conferences.
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.
Putting the patient/service user at the centre
We believe in involving patients and service users in everything we do. Patients are regular speakers at our events, and facilitators of our masterclasses. We offer free places for patient and service users at all of our conferences. We have involved patients in the development of programmes and we have worked with organisations such as the National Service User Network (NSUN) and Patient Leaders such as Jonathan Hope and Paul Scates to develop jointly produced conferences and programmes.
We have 20+ years experience working in health and social care — which means we really know the NHS: all its constituent bodies, trusts, specialities, and disciplines including organisations related to it.
As importantly, we are very aware of the issues that concern all their staff.
This familiarity comes from having researched, planned, marketed and organised events for every level of clinician, practitioner and manager in trusts and local authorities from board director to healthcare assistants, and in specialities that include pharmacy, ambulatory care, anaesthesia, cardiology, elderly care, mental health, orthopaedics, paediatrics, palliative care, surgery, and many more.
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.