Conferences South West
CSW has given us the ability to strategically engage with defined decision makers in key market segments as part of our go to market strategy in the SW education market. Nothing seems to be too much trouble and we have been able to discuss our plans and goals, and agree on the most appropriate type of presence at each of the conferences we attend.
Our relationship has now developed into a mutually beneficial partnership, where we can advise and contribute to the catering of their conferences where appropriate, and CSW arranges introductions and opportunities far beyond our expectations.
The net result is that we have been able to significantly accelerate our growth plans through the support and assistance of CSW and we would have no hesitation in recommending David and Sue as consummate professionals, with a detailed understanding of their industry and the SW education landscape. They have always been only too happy to go the extra mile and we are looking forward to participating in their conferences across the South West.
Goosemoor Educatering Ltd
Wessex Association of Leaders in Education
Conferences South West have been excellent in their support of our conferences at WALE. We have found their approach both professional and friendly. Organising sponsors and exhibitors can be a time-consuming challenge but the extensive networks and knowledge that Conferences South West bring make the process look simple and seamless. Also, by undertaking all the work associated with running the exhibition marketplace and returning half the net income to subsidise the conference, it allows us to have an income stream without the associated operational overhead.
Sue is organised and knows the structures of successful conferences and ensures that we work well together to provide the best experience for our delegates. We cannot recommend their services highly enough.
Cornwall Association of Primary Headteachers
The Cornwall Association of Primary Headteachers (CAPH) asked CSW to arrange the exhibitions for their annual conference this year. Arranging exhibitors, when speakers etc have to be organised for an event is very time consuming and we wouldn’t have found it easy without the help of CSW and Sue Harris. They were very professional and nothing was too much trouble. I would certainly recommend them and CAPH will definitely be using their services again.
QDP Services Ltd – Exhibitor
The conference was great and the prize draw that we contributed to really made an impact on the number of leads/interest that we got from delegates. The venue was also lovely in a stunning location.
Plymouth Association of Primary Heads
Conferences South West are a new enthusiastic company who have extremely experienced staff who are well able to manage your conference arrangements. I have worked with these people for many years and they have always delivered – they will not let you down. They take the trouble away and provide a highly efficient service.
PAPH – Peter Nash
National Association of Primary Heads
National Primary Heads Conference Inspire2learn
Learning to play the digeridoo was just one of the sessions that Headteachers, teachers, TAs and school office staff enjoyed as part of the North East National Primary Heads annual conference. The centre created a fabulous presentation area where many companies were available to engage with delegates and show the range of products that they had. The whole event was organised on behalf of NPH by Conferences South West and David and Sue certainly arranged a varied mix of speakers and interesting companies for schools to see. The speaker programme ranged from eSafety to disaster recovery and it was great to see a different range of schools staff appear at different times of the day to attend the seminar that they wanted to.
Rahmqvist Ltd – Exhibitor
I just wanted to say that Neil and I enjoyed very much the recent SAPHTO conference in Yeovil.
I have attended all of these conferences at which exhibitors have been present since 2005 and must say that this one was the most successful in terms of interest from delegates.
I appreciate that one of your skills is to appraise the committees and potential delegates of the advantages of having organisations like Rahmqvist present at such conferences so that we may point out ways in which we can help head teachers and senior management carry out their onerous tasks more efficiently.
Westcare Supply Zone – Exhibitor
I just wanted to say, on behalf of all of us, a big thank you for looking after us so well at the Llanhydrock Hotel PAPH conference. Fiona felt that you really promoted us well as sponsors of the conference and this contributed to many people visiting our stand on Thursday.
North Somerset Council
The Conferences South West team were very enthusiastic and professional in their approach to supporting our conference. They have a lot of useful contacts, which they were able to introduce to North Somerset Bursars, Administrators and Business Managers (BABM). Following the success of the marketplace that CSW hosted for us at our conference, we invited them back to play a more participative role the following year in running not only the exhibition, but also helping to provide speakers known to them. At the end of the conference, CSW gave us a cheque in respect of our profit share from the exhibition, which was used to pay for other BABM Network meetings, allowing us to provide refreshments and nice venues.
CSW can provide as much or as little input as required and help fund the cost of the day by sharing the revenue from the exhibition too. We are happy to recommend CSW to any school association who is thinking of running a conference, especially those who do not have the operational or financial resources to run one.
Sue, Avril and Helen North Somerset Bursars committee.