Inspiring Leadership
Conference 2017

7 – 9 June ICC, Birmingham


Sponsors and exhibitors

Sponsors and exhibitors showcasing essential resources and tools specifically designed for school leaders – all you need for excellence in education under one roof.

Vibrant exhibition space at Inspiring Leadership

Held in Hall 3, the exhibition area is considered the central hub of activity for the conference: an important and integral part of the conference, where all refreshment breaks and food receptions, as well as surprise entertainment take place. We do this to make sure that the delegates get a chance to walk around as many of the exhibitions as possible, without feeling like they are missing out on other activities. 

With around 1500 senior leaders of education including head teachers and aspiring heads visiting the conference, the exhibition hall is an invaluable opportunity to showcase your organisation to those who make the decisions within schools and institutions.  

“It made me reflect on the wellbeing of the staff and children in our school, as well as my own wellbeing.” 2016 delegate on the Wellbeing zone, a new addition to the conference last year 

As well as offering standard exhibition packages, we offer sponsorship packages which gives added benefits to those who showcase at the conference. Whether you are a family-run organisation, procurement experts for schools, or a leading school textbook publisher, there are a variety of different packages to suit your needs and objectives. 

If you would like to exhibit at Inspiring Leadership 2017, or if you would like to find out more about our sponsorship packages, please email

Main sponsors in 2017 include:


The key to the Hotboard is its flexibility...and its ability to meet the requirements of any business or industry. Hotboards are dynamic teaching and learning solutions that can transform any classroom into an exciting and interactive teaching environment.

The Key

The Key provides high-quality, trusted information and online solutions to the education and wider public sector. The Sunday Times named The Key as one of the companies making a “big impact on Britain”. At the heart of everything they do is a passionate commitment to helping organisations save time, work smarter and deliver better results for the communities they serve.

The Key will host a sponsor seminar session at 11.45am on Thursday 8th June: 

Who’d be a headteacher in 2017? 3 big hurdles and how to jump them ?

Fergal Roche, CEO of The Key, explores the greatest challenges facing school leaders today, and the possible opportunities there are to do things differently.

School Development Support Agency

Supporting the development of the school-led improvement system.

The SDSA is a facilitative organisation supporting school colleagues in well-organised, purposeful improvement activities, often through collaboration around common priorities. The trademark of the SDSA's approach is our conviction that the solutions to most improvement challenges are to be found in schools, close to the ‘front line’.

In response to the changing educational climate the SDSA developed the School Improvement Exchange as means for schools to find expertise and support quickly and easily.

A not-for-profit organisation supporting schools and children’s services for over 15 years.

Ambition School Leadership

Ambition School Leadership is a new charity formed by two education charities,The Future Leaders Trust and Teaching Leaders. They provide leadership and technical training to educators across England and Wales and work with partners to improve the long-term prospects of schools in challenging circumstances.

Focus Education

Focus Education is a family-run organisation providing advice and educational support to primary schools and academies. A family company who are committed to enabling schools and academies to be the best that they can be.


TES is a weekly publication that delivers a current digest of what matters in education worldwide.

Arbor Education

Arbor’s simple, smart cloud MIS and MAT MIS brings all your school data together in one place, saving your teachers time and up to 30% of your total system costs. See how our MAT MIS helps centralise all your data and processes to help you manage more effectively all from one system.

Confirmed exhibitors to date include:

4 Colour Learning
2 Simple Software
British Council
Chartered College of Teaching
Community Playthings
Crown House Publishing
DC Pro
Developing Experts
Educate Together Academy Trust
Education Support Partnership
EES for Schools
First World War Battlefield Tours Company
Guardian Jobs
Inclusive Classrooms
IRIS Connect
Mighty Writer
Ocarina Workshop
Optimum Reports Ltd
Outside Classroom Boards
Pentagon Play
Projects Abroad
Schofield and Sims
SchoolPod / Behaviour Watch
Schools Advisory Service
Solihull Approach
Sports Plus Scheme
Tempest Photography
The Education Broker
TG Escapes
The School Photography Company
The School Planner Company

Inspiring stands showcasing essential resources for the teaching profession

Inspiring Leadership web app