The 2007 IAPS Management Conference Exhibition was held at The Royal York Hotel, York, from 5th to 7th February.

Double First showcased their acclaimed School Information Management software, Engage with its integrated Fees module, as well as their renowned Double First Accounts and Administrator suite and Payroll.

‘What I found really interesting,’ said Stephanie Douthwaite, Account Manager, ‘was watching the realisation on delegates’ faces when they began to understand the power of Engage and how much additional teaching time it could release to their teachers.’

One delegate commented, ‘This will provide a tangible Return on Investment.’

Double First Users

Richard Jones, Sales Director, said, ‘It was good renewing acquaintances. Of all the IAPS delegates, 23% were existing Engage Users. Hearing how they used the software and how their schools were planning to grow, was an invaluable source of information.’

Double First’s Prize Draw caused great excitement. First prize was won by Sandra McCormick of The Croft Preparatory School. Second prize was won by Ron Tam, Governer of St Cedd’s School, and third prize by Camilla Balfour, Head of Preprep of Eaton Square School.


In summing up, Richard Jones said, ‘The exhibition was a great success. It was good to see there was great interest and awareness amongst the delegates of what Double First has been achieving with Engage.

‘It is not easy bringing a completely new product to the market, especially one with the power of Engage. Yes, we had teething problems last year as every company does when launching new software. But that is well and truly in the past as our sales now show. Double First is in its ascendancy, once again.’