Our Sponsors

Arcadis is the leading global Design & Consultancy firm for natural and built assets. Applying our deep market sector insights and collective design, consultancy, engineering, project and management services we work in partnership with our clients to deliver exceptional and sustainable outcomes throughout the lifecycle of their natural and built assets. We are 28,000 people active in over 70 countries that generate more than €3 billion in revenues. We support UN-Habitat with knowledge and expertise to improve the quality of life in rapidly growing cities around the world.

We help our Education sector clients deliver better learning outcomes more efficiently and provide certainty through the successful delivery of well procured and managed projects. We operate across all areas of the Science & Education sectors and have an enviable track record in Science & Research. Higher Education, school buildings, academy and free school programmes.


We are Space Zero – experts in space. As award-winning Interior Design and FF&E Consultants, our aim is to explore and exploit the potential of every space we work with.

We are specialists in the design of knowledge-sharing environments; interior designers who work as your partner and agent across the full process, from project conception to completion – and beyond. Based in the UK, we operate globally, meaning we are at the forefront of our industry and perfectly positioned to offer a unique, world-class service.


Daylight and ventilation are key components of optimal learning spaces. The influential Clever Classrooms study (2015) found that they account for the same variation in primary school children’s learning rates as the teachers themselves.
VELUX Company Ltd is known worldwide for creating positive spaces with its roof windows – supplying natural light and fresh air to improve and regulate the indoor climate. Its VELUX Modular Skylights range applies this at scale – providing innovative, modular and sustainable solutions for roof lighting in schools, hospitals and commercial buildings.

Designed with architects, Foster + Partners, Velux Modular Skylights can be combined in many configurations in a variety of building types. They have strong sustainability credentials, exceptional energy performance, and a long life expectancy. Fully prefabricated, they save time and resource on-site, meaning construction is completed quicker and more cost-effectively. For more information, go to www.velux.co.uk/modularskylights


Galliford Try is one of the most active main contractors working in the UK education sector. We are operating successfully across all types of projects from efficient and affordable standardised schools to flagship higher education buildings across the country, at all values and via all procurement routes. With a dedicated sector leadership team, education is at the heart of Galliford Try’s business, delivering some £400m of education projects a year nationally. External recognition of our education work includes awards for Innovation in Delivering Value, Supply Chain Excellence and Education Construction of the Year. Meet our Education team at stand D10.


Over the years we’ve worked with our partners to improve the learning environments of the next generation, recognising our responsibility to create spaces where people of all ages can learn, innovate and build our future. Our people have years of experience transforming schools, colleges and higher education institutions so that they, and their students, can reach their fullest potential. By using the full breadth of our people’s expertise, we can provide a range of solutions to the education sector from architecture to multidisciplinary design to project and change management and IT consultancy.


The Wates Group was established in 1897 and is one of the leading privately-owned, construction, development and property services companies in the UK. We employ almost 4,000 people, working with a range of clients and partners from across the public and private sectors. Our work is guided by the purpose of inspiring better ways of creating the places, communities and businesses of tomorrow.

As a leading provider for education, we pride ourselves on our collaborative approach and track record of building schools, Further and Higher Education projects across the country for public and private customers – all professionally constructed safely, considerately, to programme, quality and cost.


IBI Group is a global technology-driven design firm with over 2,500 architects, engineers, planners, designers and technology professionals around the world. For more than 40 years, our dedicated team has helped clients create liveable, sustainable, and advanced urban environments. IBI Group believes in cities built upon intelligent systems, sustainable buildings, efficient infrastructure, and the human touch. At IBI Group, we’re defining the cities of tomorrow.


To find out more about sponsorship opportunities call James Lee on 01892 779995 or email jameslee@stepconnect2.com.