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British Educational Suppliers Association

20 Beaufort Court Admirals Way

London, Greater London E14 9XL

United Kingdom

Company Description

The British Educational Suppliers Association (BESA), is the leading trade association for the UK education sector. With over 300 members, including manufacturers and distributors of equipment, materials, books, consumables, furniture, technology, ICT har ... more

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Employment History


Debating Matters

Promotions Coordinator, Head of Research and Development



IoI Current Affairs Forum

Young Journalists' Academy


Executive MBA

Henley Business School

Henley Business School MBA candidate


business strategy

Henley Business School

first-class degree

University of Warwick

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Patrick Hayes, Director at BESA, said: “Bett Academies promises to be the most significant gathering of education leaders we have ever seen in the UK. Educators and school leaders will be united with those at the cutting edge of industry and governmental developments for two days of in-depth discussion, inspiration and networking.

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Patrick Hayes, Director of the British Educational Suppliers Association (BESA), wrote an interesting article on the future of Edtech in the UK and its place in the classroom and described Third Space Learning as an "extremely impressive initiative."

With increasing reports of teacher shortages across the country, Hayes examined how Edtech could improve classrooms in the near future.
Hayes also described how how UK pupils who need support the most are now able to have individualised lessons through their personal, Third Space Maths specialist.

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Patrick Hayes, director of BESA, said, 'Up until this point, the government deserves a Gold Star for giving teachers increased autonomy over how they teach in the classroom.

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Patrick Hayes, director of BESA said: "If you are looking of evidence of UK government working with industry to forge new trade relations following the Brexit vote, look no further than this edtech trade mission to China.

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Patrick Hayes
British Educational Suppliers Association (BESA)
Discussing education, politics, social media and economics, Patrick has made a wide range of national media appearances and is a columnist for Education Today, Huffington Post and Innovate My School. In a voluntary capacity, he is a trustee of the non-profit Young Journalists' Academy, an active supporter of youth-education charity WORLDwrite and was one of the founding producers of the Institute of Ideas Battle of Ideas festival, held annually at the Barbican, London. Patrick was previously Business Development Director at TES Global, publishers of the Times Educational Supplement and THE and host to the largest network of teachers in the world, where he had overall responsibility for Merger & Acquisition activity, investor relations and the TES Global advisory board. He holds a first-class degree from the University of Warwick - which included a year's study at Queen's University, Canada - and was awarded full scholarships to undertake an MA at the University of Sussex and an Executive MBA specialising in business strategy from Henley Business School.

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