Hub Virtual Roadshows
and Events

The Schools’ Buying Hub South West team is on a mission to help schools achieve best value for money on non-staff spend. We attend and run a number of events throughout the year so we can meet you in person and discuss how we could be helping you save your school time and money.

The Schools’ Buying Hub South West Roadshows and Online Consultations

Thanks to all of you who joined us for one of our eight virtual roadshows – from Barnstaple to Bath – during May and June. We enjoyed meeting you online and look forward to working with you in the coming weeks.

Don’t worry if you missed a roadshow – the Hub’s advisors are ready to meet you and your colleagues online for an individual consultation to support you with:

  • Assessing if you are receiving best quality and the keenest prices across all your contracted services
  • Starting to write a complex specification based on requirements (we’ll gather this from you in advance)
  • Managing the wins and challenges of buying jointly with neighbouring schools and within your Trust

… and much more!

Please contact us to set up your consultation – from 15 minutes to an hour – you can choose a time slot that best suits you.

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A message from Norma Johnston, Head of School Engagement

Meeting face-to-face with school business leaders and managers has proven the best way to build strong working relationships.

Understanding precisely what each school, academy or Multi-Academy Trust needs ensures the Hub can move promptly to create tangible savings. It also gives SBLs the chance to meet others in the same profession to see what’s working for them and whether buying together could be an option.

The Hub team is on the road across the South West, please contact us below for a visit or to attend one of our Roadshows.

Contact us

Request a visit to your school, network or cluster

Our procurement experts can visit every corner of the South West and are keen to meet schools, academies and MATs to discuss your procurement priorities. We can also attend and host a workshop at any of your SBL Network or cluster meetings.

Get in touch with us here to request a visit.