It may feel like Christmas was only yesterday but the conference season is upon us again and kicked off with a bang at the Catholic Independent Schools Conference in the Majestic Hotel, Harrogate on 21st and 22nd January 2010.

The event drew in Catholic schools from all over the UK and proved to be the perfect opportunity for School Heads to visit the Double First stand in the exhibition hall and discover for themselves what the recent changes have been.

Nicky McDowell, who recently joined the Double First Sales team from Capita SIMS, was very positive about the conference.

“There were many schools present that I knew during my ten years with Capita SIMS so it was great to see them again. Naturally, they were all keen to see the Engage software which, I must say, is highly advanced,” said Nicky.

“Being with a company now that concentrates on independent and fee-paying schools only, is fantastic,” Nicky continued. “It provides the necessary focus that’s needed to ensure the product fits independent schools perfectly.”

At the conference with Nicky were Stephanie Douthwaite and Simon Jones, both of whom were positive about the conference as well. “This is one of about 15 conferences we’re attending this year as we always enjoy supporting the school associations,” said Simon. “Each conference is a positive experience for us, and the CISC event was no exception. The hardest thing was trying to resist all the wonderful food!”

Double First will be attending the BSME conference in Bahrain during the first week of February, and then will be at the SHMIS Conference at Wokefield Park near Reading in March.

To find out if Double First will be exhibiting at the conferences you are attending this year, call Larissa in Marketing on 01635 55 55 24 now and we can reserve an appointment slot for you.