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CPL Group enjoys a successful Schools & Academies Show

Thanks to all who visited the CPL Village, sponsored by Wella Company, at May 2023's Schools and Academies Show in London.

Thanks to everyone who visited the CPL Group's CPL Village, sponsored by Wella Company, at the recent Schools and Academies Show (SAAS) - the gathering at ExCeL London was our most successful event to date.

The CPL Village brought together 15 framework suppliers, alongside representatives from CPC, Tenet and CPL Learning, creating an exciting procurement community at the SAAS, which happens twice a year; in London in May and in Birmingham in November.

With thousands of delegates from schools and academies across the UK in attendance, the CPL Village was busy with a steady stream of traffic throughout the day and our team were on hand to provide procurement advice, money-saving techniques and information on how the Group can support your procurement journey, whatever it may be.

This is not to mention discussion of our charitable efforts, grant funding opportunities and all the procurement training avenues, webinars and resources offered via our CPL Learning arm.

Senior National Account Manager & UK Key Account Capability, Mark Allison of CPL Village main sponsor Wella Professionals said, "It was a pleasure to support the CPL Group on such a fabulous and productive day at the Schools & Academies Show.

“We are keen to look for innovative ways in which we can shape the future of the hair industry and its many partnerships.

“We eagerly look forward to collaborating at the next Schools and Academies Show, to showcase to the entire education sector the many career opportunities the hair industry has to offer".

The next SAAS takes place in Birmingham on the 22nd November and exhibitor spaces as part of the CPL Village are already filling up, so please don’t hesitate to contact Rana Holland and find out more about the opportunities available at this event.

The full list of suppliers that joined us in London was as follows:

  • Wella Professionals (main sponsor)
  • Bellrock Property & Facilities Management
  • City Electrical Factors
  • Dukefield Energy
  • Dulux Decorator Centre
  • KGB Cleaning Southwest
  • Kindred
  • Knowles Fleet
  • LAKE Financial
  • Lewis & Graves Partnership
  • Midshire Signature Services
  • Nexgen Group
  • Pertemps Recruitment
  • Stir Food
  • UniLink Finance

Registration for November's SAAS is free and can be made via


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