Around 300 schools have taken part in the Workshops and many attend on a regular basis.
This is what the BBSW means to them...
"An excellent opportunity to meet some of the most professional and leading agents in target markets as per our strategic market development plans."
“The results have been simply fantastic - 20 new boarders in just nine months since we attended the Workshop!”
“We are now really confident of exceeding 500 pupils for the first time in over 11 years. 70%+ of these will be boarders and it occurs to me that much of the terrific growth we have enjoyed during the last 18 months is directly due to pupils placed with us by agencies met at your last two Workshops."
"As I am relatively new in the role of Registrar, I have found the last two workshops absolutely invaluable in terms of giving me an opportunity to speak face to face with people who I would otherwise only communicate with by e-mail. The advantages thereafter are huge, because problems can be ironed out, provision explained and most importantly a relationship established. For me it is probably the most important two days of my recruitment year and I am hugely grateful to the organisers for their efforts to run such a large scale event so smoothly."
"This was my fourth time at the BBSW and I am now on a first name basis with many agents, we are able to discuss past, current and future pupils. Agents this time came to my desk with pupils in mind for school specifically, which was great."
"Congratulations on the faultless organization of the Workshop. Your attention to detail defies belief!"
"It was an excellent event for meeting up with existing agents and new agents alike and to know they had been vetted beforehand. Already we have some strong enquiries to follow up.”
"Very useful - lots of contacts without travelling the world and incurring costs!!! Also good to meet other Registrars and exchange info/experiences."
“The size of the event was ideal and meant that Suzanne and Antony could respond personally to everyone involved.”
“Excellent. Good value for money and well focused. I was impressed by the agents – they were well prepared and very interested in what I had to say.”
"We have had a very successful year and School numbers have never been higher! Gratitude must go to you for your outstanding Workshop where we met some great agents who have consequently referred students to us. Thank you!"
“A valuable and concentrated way of gaining a better understanding of the different international markets.”
"I have found that the more times I meet with an agent, the better the relationship, which leads to those agents recommending us to more prospective pupils."
“The event gave people time to treat each other as individuals, which I believe it the key to establishing good agent/school relationships.”
"Having attended the BBSW four times now, it continues to provide our schools with a consistently high standard of existing and new agents to meet and build relationships with year on year.It is always a highly professionally run event. This year again proved to be a successful event and we expect to secure new pupils from the agents we met."
“An excellent idea and very well executed.”
“Meeting quality agents has long been a problem and this event allowed us to do just that. I learned a lot from good agents who knew their market and respected their client families.”
"The BBSW has enabled our school to explore and develop new markets and it provides a springboard for us to undertake more detailed work in different regions of the world."
“I have attended many Workshops in the past but I rate this as one of the very best.”
"Each year I have made new contacts who have recruited students on behalf which is, of course, the principal objective in attending an agent workshop."
“The experience was invaluable. All of your arrangements were completely efficient, of the highest quality and with a great deal of attention to detail."
“Thank you for the information about preparing for the Workshop. This has been really useful.”
"A unique networking opportunity for UK schools and colleges. Unlike any other workshop, a UK boarding school can be sure that they will meet agencies who are interested in their product."
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