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Title Sponsors

  • Ricoh UK

    Ricoh is a global technology company specialising in office imaging equipment, production print solutions, document management systems and IT services. Ricoh, has been transforming the way people work for more than 80 years. Under its tagline – imagine. change. – Ricoh continues to empower companies and individuals with services and technologies that inspire innovation and boost business growth.

    It is known for the quality of its technology, the exceptional standard of its customer service and sustainability initiatives.

    W: www.ricoh.co.uk

  • Copyrite Systems

    From its head office in Speke, Copyrite Systems provides a highly professional, responsive and client-focused service that specifically addresses clients changing business needs.

    Passionate about managed print and deploying the latest technologies, its team works in the education sector to transform learning environments and to increase productivity. The company also specialises in many products to enhance learning, for example its Interactive Whiteboards which are used throughout classrooms and training rooms at all levels of education.

    W: www.copyritesystems.co.uk

Associate Sponsors

  • All About STEM

    All About STEM

    All About STEM work on lots of different projects to bring exciting Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics to schools across the North West, linking them with business and industry expert volunteers inspiring the next generation of STEM specialists.

    Described as the ‘hidden wiring in the system’, they are working hard to build and maintain relationships with schools, businesses, industry, colleges and universities so that they can strategically match-make opportunities with need. 

    Cutting through the noise is what they are all about, making sure that schools and industry have easy access to the information and events they need in order to support, enrich and enhance the work they’re doing.

    T: 0151 527 3823
    W: www.allaboutstem.co.uk

  • The Foundry Agency

    The Foundry Agency is an integrated creative design, marketing and PR agency based in Liverpool city centre. We are customer and delivery focused and work across a range of platforms including web, print, PR, social media and events. We believe in delivering clear, relevant work that answers the brief and gives added value to our clients.

    T: 0151 709 1633
    W: www.thefoundryagency.co.uk

  • Liverpool John Moores University

    A popular destination for students from across the globe, the exceptional student experience Liverpool John Moores University offers is founded on high quality teaching, ground-breaking research and dedicated staff throughout the University.

    LJMU is undergoing an exciting and challenging period of change, outlined in our ambitious strategic plan for 2012-2017, and world-class research and scholarship is embedded in everything we do. With 13 research centres, four research institutes, and 550 postgraduate research students, we are ranked in the top 25 English universities for PhD completion rates.

    Our model of higher education places effective employer engagement, work-related learning and skills development at the heart of the student experience. Through the unique World of Work programme, developed in partnership with FTSE 100 companies, and leading business organisations, every student is equipped with the skills they need to gain their dream job or set up their own business: 92% of students are in work or further study six months after graduating.

    W: www.ljmu.ac.uk

  • Paul Crowley & Co

    Paul Crowley & Co Solicitors

    Paul Crowley & Co Solicitors is a Liverpool-based law firm, offering a wide range of legal services from family law, to personal injury claims and clinical negligence.

    At Paul Crowley & Co Solicitors we pride ourselves on being client focused and we strive to provide a straightforward, yet expert service. We consider ourselves to be a friendly, approachable and flexible firm of solicitors, having served the local communities of Liverpool for over 25 years.

    As a local business with great links to the community, Paul Crowley & Co Solicitors believe in establishing close working relationships with clients to deliver the best outcome for your legal needs on time and in budget.

    T: 0151 264 7363
    W: www.paulcrowley.co.uk

  • CER Education

    CER Education

    With offices nationwide, CER Education has become one of the most successful education recruitment businesses in the UK. It’s experienced teams specialise in different areas of the education sector, including SEN, further education, leadership -recruitment-and early years. Over the past 15 years, CER Education has developed a reputation for high quality service to its nurseries, schools, academies, free schools and colleges.

    From its Liverpool office, it covers local education authorities including Liverpool, Knowsley, Sefton, St Helens, Wirral, Halton, Warrington, West Cheshire, West Lancashire and Isle of Man.

    Tel: 0151 242 6020
    W: cer.co.uk

  • Wray Bros

    Wray Bros

    With the help of The Princes Trust, Wray Bros began trading in Liverpool in 1985. After 31 years trading, it is now a multi-million pound organisation and is recognised as the oldest surviving company established on the Princes Trust in the country.From Primary school to University, Wray Bros distributes over 14,000 related cleaning, workwear & embroidered products from its central hub in Liverpool. It currently supplies almost 500 educational establishments in the North West.

    Along with supplying products, Wray Bros is the only company of its type in the UK with its own media studio. This purpose built facility has two main purposes; firstly to produce digital material to enhance the Wray Bros website, and secondly; perhaps most importantly, to create supportive material to aid the huge army of cleaning staff employed by schools who actually use the products we supply. In short we are in the business of making you look good.

    After 31 years Wray Bros is aiming to repay the support it received from the Princes Trust by raising money from the sale of their Willy Wiper mascots (Willy Wiper was the original name of the company back in 1985). The resurrection of this controversial name (which was very useful to a young company trying to get established back in the 80’s) makes perfect sense, as it repays the support Wray Bros received from The Princes Trust and completes the circle, and go toward helping some more under-privileged kids get a start in life.

    T: 0151 709 2271
    W: www.wraybros.co.uk


  • Liverpool School Sports Partnership (LSSP)

    Liverpool School Sports Partnership (LSSP)

    Liverpool School Sports Partnership has been supporting PE, physical activity and school sport since 2000.

    LSSP is proud to be a school-based organisation committed to providing outstanding support to schools across the area. We promote, develop and enhance P.E, School Sport and Healthy Lifestyles. Our unique position supports our aim to help ALL children and young people to access high quality P.E, Physical Activity and Sport in their school and community. LSSP achieves this by working closely with teachers and our local community to identify and support their specific needs.

    Our LSSP management group has proven expertise in Education, Sport Development and training and is supported by a very experienced competition and events team. This team delivers a coordinated programme of activities that make a difference to our teachers and young people.

    LSSP employs a professional team of Specialist P.E. Support staff. Our dedicated team of highly qualified staff, with a proven track record, provide P.E. support in schools across the area. They are able to deliver a tailored solution in each setting based on the needs identified by head teachers and staff within the school.

    LSSP operates strategically to access additional opportunities and resources to benefit teachers and students in local schools.

    W: www.lssp.co.uk
    T: 0151 530 3010


  • Progress Schools Ltd

    Progress Schools Ltd

    Progress Schools Limited is a nationally based organisation with independent secondary schools based across England. Progress Schools provide high level, supportive and inspirational teaching to 13-16 year olds at Key Stages 3 and 4 to ensure positive progression and readiness for the world of Further Education, Work Based Learning or Employment.

    Its students will be well prepared for the modern world with a positive approach to learning and confident as they enter their future careers, both willing and able to contribute to and strengthen their communities and achieve success in their chosen paths.

    W: www.progress-schools.co.uk
    T: 0151 559 1867

  • Liverpool Learning Partnership

    Liverpool Learning Partnership (LLP)

    The Liverpool Learning Partnership (LLP) was set up by school and education leaders to ensure the needs of all learners are prioritised. Known as ‘The Liverpool Family of Schools’, LLP has 99% of schools engaged in the Partnership from all phases of education. Collaboration is at the heart of LLP and it seeks to bring an education perspective to major city initiatives. These include: The Families Programme; Community Cohesion; the Children and Family Trust; Liverpool Children’s Transformation Programme Board and Liverpool Challenge.

    It works closely with School Improvement Liverpool and the Local Authority Children’s Services to ensure that the learners in Liverpool are given every opportunity to achieve. In addition to this, LLP drives forward initiatives including quality marks in Reading for Pleasure, Numeracy, Artmark and Attendance.

    W: www.liverpoollearningpartnership.com

  • School Improvement Liverpool

    School Improvement Liverpool

    School Improvement Liverpool are experts in education, with a firmly established reputation as one of the leading service providers in the North West.

    We offer schools a superior service, delivering consultancy, training and professional development via our trusted and experienced team, who have proven track records of excellence and credibility.

    Our aim is to challenge and enable schools and other settings to be the best they can be. We are dedicated to offering outstanding support to ensure every child and young person has the opportunity to develop, learn, achieve and excel.

    Last year, we worked with over 700 schools, settings and businesses across the North West. We delivered over 600 CPD & training courses and held 18 conferences, helping more than 8,000 professionals to develop. Our team spend a lot of time on-site in schools, working collaboratively and striving towards excellence.

    The positive impact from our services in schools, support and professional development opportunities reaches in excess of 70,000 children.

    W: www.ednet.co

  • Bishop of Liverpool

    The Bishop of Liverpool, The Rt. Revd. Paul Bayes

    The Rt. Revd. Paul Bayes is the diocesan Bishop of Liverpool. Originally from Bradford, he trained for ministry at Queen’s Birmingham and was ordained in 1979, serving as a curate in Whitley Bay, Tyneside, before moving to London as a University chaplain. In London he served as national co-chair of Christian CND and, together with his wife Kate, was heavily involved in what was then called the Ecology Party, now the Greens.

    After almost ten years in Totton, and twenty-five years in pastoral ministry, Paul moved to work for the Archbishop’s Council in London as the Church of England’s National Mission and Evangelism advisor.

    In 2010 he was invited to move to the Diocese of St Albans as Bishop of Hertford. He became Bishop of Liverpool in 2014.

    W: www.liverpool.anglican.org

  • Hi impact consultancy

    Hi-impact Consultancy

    Wirral-based hi-impact is a multi-award winning education consultancy whose innovative and creative learning methods bring technology to life for hundreds of young people across Merseyside and the UK.

    Its team of experienced, qualified teachers and technical consultants are at the cutting edge of the Edu-Tech world; developing new ideas to inspire children and their teachers – from themed Robot Weeks to Space Investigation Balloon Launches and from teacher CPD to strategically positioning cross curricular opportunities.

    Over 250 schools across the UK and beyond are today being introduced to hi-impact’s groundbreaking integration of technology into classrooms as well as using its proactive and dynamic technical support.

    W: www.hi-impact.co.uk
    T: 0151 638 6283

  • Air Products

    Air Products

    Air Products is a world-leading Industrial Gases company with approximately 1500 employees in the UK and Ireland.

    We strive to be a company of choice, one that cares about the community where it operates and succeeds as a result of its diverse workforce.

    Our STEM strategy helps to address the nation’s skill shortage by engaging and working with schools and colleges in our community to inspire the next generation of engineers and scientists. Our engineering excellence covers large process plants through to niche innovations; and our products include everything from welding and fabrication, food and beverage, health and personal care to energy, transportation and new technologies.

    Working here. Living here. Giving here.

    W: www.airproducts.co.uk

  • Shaping Futures

    Shaping Futures


    Shaping Futures is a new collaborative outreach programme which will be delivered across the Liverpool City Region. The project is part of the wider National Collaborative Outreach Programme (NCOP) which has been funded by HEFCE.

    Shaping Futures will work with young people from electoral wards where the progression to Higher Education (HE) is lower than expected, given the GCSE attainment in that area, working to three key aims:

    Double the proportion of young people from disadvantaged backgrounds in HE by 2020.

    Increase the number of students from ethnic minority groups progressing to university by 20%

    Address the under-representation of young men from disadvantaged backgrounds in HE

    W: shaping-futures.org.uk
    T: 0151 794 4360

  • Milk Education

    MILK Education

    MILK Education is a specialist education recruitment agency providing quality teaching and support talent to schools across Merseyside, Cheshire and Greater Manchester.

    Our mission is to work with schools to really understand their teaching personalities and the types of individuals that won’t just teach but inspire pupils, forging the working relationships that won’t just fill a gap today, but build teaching partnerships for the future.

    Our partner scheme recognises the individual schools that we don’t just supply to, the schools that we work in partnership with, to actively enhance their pupil’s quality of learning today, tomorrow and for the future.

    Our ethos is “To build successful partnerships that extend far beyond typical transactional relationships”.

    W: www.milk-education.co.uk
    T: 0151 519 0800

  • DMR David Robinson Jewellery & Watches Educate Awards 2017

    DMR, David M Robinson, Jewellery & Watches

    Talent, perseverance, craftsmanship and integrity remain at the very heart of David M Robinson Ltd.

    David M Robinson employs more in house goldsmiths than any other retailer in the North of England. His close team now includes designers, expert watchmakers and talented display artists. His jewellery collections remain exclusive to his showrooms in Liverpool, Manchester, Altrincham, Southport and London’s Canary Wharf.

    Customers today travel many miles to have bespoke pieces commissioned and placed inside the famous ‘yellow boxes’.

    W: www.davidmrobinson.co.uk