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Zenergi’s Collaborate Conference brings school business leaders and exhibitors together for some long overdue networking


We are delighted that our first conference and exhibition, Collaborate Essex, was well received by delegates and exhibitors alike.  

Held on 21 September at the magnificent Hyland’s Hall, Chelmsford, the day brought together school business and finance managers, energy experts and a variety of exhibitors, for insightful discussions and networking.

And to top it off, the sun shone from start to finish!

Collaborate Essex

Throughout the day, speakers from Zenergi and exhibitors provided thought-provoking talks and workshops which filled many seats of satisfied delegates.

Another hit was the variety of food and drink, which delighted many of the guests – from afternoon tea, to stone baked pizzas, Pimm’s and proper coffee!

A few words from some of our delegates…

“Zenergi has provided a conference covering topics that are current for both finance and estates at all levels. Excellent range of suppliers to talk to. Also a feeling of being treated with a good lunch and a gin bar to add to well-being! Well done!”
Sue Prickett, SENDAT

“An extremely welcome event for meeting like minded professionals in a splendid location. The weather was an added bonus. There was a good choice of workshop sessions which were informative and relevant to my role. If like me you get very few opportunities to “develop” yourself I would highly recommend spending time at future events hosted by Zenergi.”
Sara Clark, Sebert Wood Community Primary School

“Great to have the chance to network and talk to suppliers face to face.”
Amanda Kipps, Southend YMCA Community School

“A very well organised event at a stunning location, different topics discussed that are relevant in schools and all exhibitors to meet school requirements. I will definitely be attending the next one!”
John Holland, Harlow Fields School and College

“A very useful event in spectacular surroundings. The refreshments were excellent and everyone was super helpful.”
Kim Crisp, Great Wilbraham Primary School

Our excellent exhibitors also left some great feedback…

“One of the friendliest exhibitions I have been to.”
Strictly Education

“Very good conference, really well organised and ran efficiently. We would love to be involved in future events.”
Education Mutual

We’d like to dedicate a special thank you to our exhibitors and Zen Family, who worked so hard to make the day run smoothly. Another thank you to the 100+ visitors and delegates who joined us on the day and made the most of the variety of exhibitors providing services to schools, we hope to see you again soon!

Collaborate Essex

Due to the success of the event, we are eager to get more in the calendar for the near future, so keep an eye out for any announcements.

If you attended the Collaborate Workshops on the day and wanted a copy of the presentations, please select from below and feel free to contact the suppliers directly for more information.

Zenergi – Net Zero Decarb Presentation
Zenergi – Water procurement and reducing your usage
Zenergi – EV charging – Can your school leverage the opportunity
Iamcompliant – Paperclip into a house
RM Education – Is now the time to reconsider the cloud
REED – Supply Staff and Education Framework

27 Sep 2021

Part of the Zenergi family

We are preferred partner and supplier to many associations including ASCL, WASBM, LASBM, BASBM, CAPSA and have been in partnership with some for over a decade. We regularly attend their conferences and give members the Positive Zenergi experience based on their needs.

Zenergi are also an approved partner with the Institute of School Business Leadership, offering ISBL members the provision of a customer service specialising in energy procurement, invoice validation and contract management.

We are proud in our unique offering, based around customer service excellence. We audit the suppliers we work with to make sure our customers are getting the best value and service and are pleased to offer OJEU compliant pricing.