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ISBL Cardiff Regional Conference 2019

Excellence in Resource Management 

School Business Professionals (SBPs) how do you ensure that you maintain your knowledge and can confidently offer your advice to the senior leadership team? 

Attend an ISBL regional conference and reflect on your own practice and that of your school colleagues, gain new knowledge through content tailored to your needs, connect with other colleagues and challenge your approach.

With demands on our time growing, little time for reflection, and the onslaught of digital technology meaning we are always available, there is no better time to reinvest in face-to-face events at one of ISBL’s regional conferences

There is no time to coast in the education sector, because we face continued changes and challenges in relation to our use and deployment of resources.
In this constantly moving environment, how do you ensure that you maintain your knowledge and can confidently offer your advice to the senior leadership team?

With this growing pressure on school business professionals (SBP) to be the local specialist in all areas of professional standards, we have developed a conference programme with the theme 'Excellence in Resource Management' that covers the demands that 2019 will bring including:


  • developing break-even budgets without impacting on frontline resources – how to really get under the bonnet

  • managing the growing costs of the school workforce – a surgery on actual performance and restructure issues 

  • using the apprentice levy and accessing local-approved learning providers

  • audit preparation – how to be prepared

  • the real cost of people – supporting pensions and retirement

  • educating trustees and governors – ensuring those responsible for governance understand their financial responsibilities.

The full conference programme* will be available to download here shortly.


 *The conference programme is subject to change at any time.  We will endeavor to accommodate special dietary requirements but an additional charge may be incurred. 


Please note that places for members will be allocated on a first come first served basis and numbers are strictly limited to one place per membership. 

A cancellation charge of £39 + vat will apply where members do not attend and do not provide 14 days’ notice to ISBL, where they have not paid a supplementary charge.


Please note non-members who take out a full ISBL membership post the event will be entitled to claim the value of this event as discount off their membership.


Exhibitor Opportunities

Exhibitors fee:  £810.00 + VAT

Exhibitors receive:

  • Space only stand 2m x 1m with table and chairs provided in the area where refreshments to delegates are served.
  • Insert of one A4/A5 flyer into all the delegate packs
  • Hard copy delegate list provided at the event and an electronic copy of attendees post the event with postal addresses.
  • Refreshments for 2 representatives



City Hall, Cathays Park, Cardiff, CF10 3ND


Workshop themes:

  • developing break-even budgets without impacting on frontline resources.
  • managing the growing costs of the school workforce.
  • using the apprentice levy and accessing local.
  • audit preparation. 
  • the real cost of people.
  • educating trustees and governors.

Keynote Speakers:

  • DfE Representative to be confirmed
  • Legal partner 


ISBL Members - Free

Non-members - £79 + VAT

Exhibitors £810 + VAT

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