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

After the success and popularity of our Spring Term Roadshows, The Schools’ Buying Hub South West team will be hosting virtual Roadshows throughout the Summer Term! We are hosting introductory events across the South West with our procurement specialists to discuss your school’s specific needs. During the consultations we can:

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

… and much more!

Summer Term Virtual Roadshow Locations:

Barnstaple and North Devon – 20th May

Cheltenham – 21st May

Plymouth – 3rd June

Swindon – 4th June

Torbay and Teignbridge – 10th June

Trowbridge – 11th June

Truro and St Austell – 17th June

Bath and Wells – 18th June

Register your interest for our Summer Term Virtual Roadshow using our form here

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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.