Webster writes up Thesis education event

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The Webster Partnership is looking to tap into the education market with a dedicated show in Surrey showcasing private and public schools. The first Surrey Independent Schools Show (Thesis) will take place at Epsom Downs Racecourse on 24 and 25 September 2011 and is aimed at parents looking for an educational institution for their children. The Webster Partnership MD, Paul Webster, told EN he expected 50-60 exhibitors to participate, ranging from nursery schools through to prepatory and senior schools.“Public and private schools always need to attract more parents. Additionally, the problem as a parent is seeing as many schools as you can in a limited timeframe,” he said. “Usually, parents are looking in September or October for the following year, which means you have a limited window of time to run a show.“Running Thesis in September gives parents the chance to look at a few schools, arrange meetings and have personal time with education providers.”Alongside the main exhibition, Thesis will feature a seminar programme covering topics like financing education, scholarships, single-sex versus co-education and exam options. Webster said a large seating area would also be incorporated into the floor plan. The Webster Partnership will work with long-term contractor partners – Black Cat Exhibitions, Norman Electrics and Stanco – to come up with cost-effective stand packages for exhibitors incorporating shell scheme, furniture, lighting and power. Webster hoped the Thesis exhibition model would extend into other regional areas but said it would wait to stage the Surrey show first. “We didn’t want to launch two in the same year as they’d have to run within a week or so of each other,” Webster explained. Epsom Downs Racecourse was chosen for its central Surrey location, he added.Thesis is the second show launched by The Webster Partnership this year. As previously reported in EN, the organiser announced a new LifeStyle – The Leisure, Luxury and LifeStyle Show at Sandown Park Racecourse in Surrey in July 2011. Pictured: Paul and James Webster
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