West Midlands School Leaders Annual Conference 2017 will be taking place on Wednesday 17th May at the Chateau Impney Hotel and Exhibition Centre, Droitwich Spa.
This conference is organised by schools for schools and focuses on the progress of the school led system and its sustainable development across the West Midlands with the aim of answering relevant questions and ensuring all young people have improved life chances.
Not only this, but the conference also aims to strengthen networks in the West Midlands and act as the perfect opportunity for attendees to develop more local and relevant approaches.
Mary Rhodes, BBC Midlands Today presenter will be presenting the conference and she will be joined by a range of inspiring speakers including Steve Muncy, CEO of Education Development Trust, Ann Mroz, Editor and Digital Publishing Director of TES and Lorna Fitzjohn, Ofsted Regional Director.
We’re delighted to be sponsoring this conference and we are looking forward to exhibiting at the event on the 17th May, where we will be sharing our audio visual expertise and advice with schools and academy senior leaders attending from across the West Midlands. We will also be supplying three screens to the event, to enable speakers at the event to use visual aids as support and to provide an improved experience for delegates.If you haven’t already registered for the West Midlands School Leaders Annual Conference, register today to ensure that you don’t miss out on this great opportunity to develop your knowledge and have your questions answered, whilst networking with people working in other West Midland based schools, building valuable connections.
With cuts being continuously made within the public sector, businesses within education, healthcare and government agencies can hugely benefit from the use of audio visual systems.
It is vital that they can effectively deliver results, whilst remaining within their budgets, and AV equipment enables them to achieve this.
Audio visual equipment can be used within healthcare, to welcome and inform patients through the use of display screens . Touchscreen technology allows patients to avoid queues by having the ability to sign in for their appointment themselves, whilst communication systems enables decisions and diagnoses to be made faster by healthcare professionals and helps to improve the education of healthcare professionals in hospitals and training environments.
AV systems can also be used within education, to enable teachers to create a more interesting and engaging learning environment for learners and improve how lesson time is spent. Interactive whiteboard technology can enable teacher and student or student and student to work collaboratively, whilst document camera technology enables the student’s learning experience to be enhanced.
Finally, audio visual conferencing systems can also be used within government agencies, to keep the public continuously updated on the latest news and projects. Display screens can be used to provide visitors with a live news feed, whilst communication systems can improve the processes taking place behind the scenes of a government agency, improving efficiency and productivity.
Businesses within the manufacturing sector must be able to run effectively and efficiently, in order to achieve results and increase their productivity; AV meeting room technology helps to achieve this.
AV systems can be used throughout the entire manufacturing process, from concept and design to production and sales. Communication systems can be used within the concept and design stage to improve communication and enable decision to be made much faster, as well as within the production stage to ensure all employees are kept up-to-date.
AV meeting and conference systems can also be implemented within the training facilities of a manufacturing business, to improve the quality of training that they are providing to their employees, helping to ensure all employees are up-to-date with the latest processes being used to manufacture the product.
The one piece of AV technology that is truly versatile is interactive screens and boards, as they provide a great way to engage audiences and provide collaboration across sites and across the world. This type of technology is excellent for brainstorming flip chart sessions, as an interactive screen can save and email the content and send the ‘live’ content to devices including mobiles, tablets and computers in an instant.
Audio visual can be used in meeting rooms to improve efficiency within corporate businesses . Information, targets and key messages can be displayed using display screens, helping to improve communication within the business and therefore improving productivity.
It can also help to speed up the decision making processes within corporate businesses, helping them to keep within their deadlines.
With innovations in technology resulting in a boom in online shopping, it is now more vital than ever for retail businesses who depend on in-store shopping to create the best experience they can for shoppers, in order to increase their sales.
AV systems, such as display screens and video walls can be used to create exciting visual displays that help draw in shoppers off the street and into the store, whilst digital signage can be used to provide shoppers with up-to-date information on the events and offers that are currently taking place, in an engaging and visual manner.
Interactive and touchscreen technology can also be used by retail businesses, to enhance the customer’s shopping experience and provide them with the tools and resources that will enable them to take action themselves, rather than having to wait in a queue to pay or talk to a member of staff for help.
Tourism and Leisure Sector:
The tourism and leisure sector is now facing increasing pressures to deliver innovations, quality services and value for money to the consumer.
AV technology opens up the opportunity for hospitality businesses to bring added value to their conference facilities for clients, by allowing them to run video conferences, present information and visual aids on screen and host large numbers in an interactive environment.
AV can also benefit historical places and monuments. Interactive technology can be used to make learning about these heritage sites much more fun for tourists and can create an experience that they will never forget.
Pubs, bars and restaurants within the leisure sector can also benefit from AV systems, such as display screens, video walls and projectors , to display football, racing and other sports for customers. They can also use display screens to deliver innovations to customers, such as displaying the featured beer of the month or provide them with the latest pub news.
HTS recently installed AV equipment at Cranham Primary School in Worcester to complete the setup of a classroom that has now been split in two in order to create additional teaching space.
Cranham Primary School has around 460 pupils and as of September 2016, the school was converted to academy status, joining The Rivers C of E Multi Academy Trust (MAT). The Rivers C of E MAT has seven schools within the local Worcestershire area all of which, work collaboratively to continually develop their practices for the 2400 pupils across the MAT.
The decision was made by the school, to split one of their classrooms in two as they wanted to make the most out of the space they had available and with the help of our services, the school has been able to achieve this. It is vital that a school can utilise the space they have as this, opens the opportunity to allow a higher intake of students without comprising on reasonable class sizes to teach.
We are delighted that we were able to provide the Cranham Primary School with the services they needed to ensure both classrooms were fully equipped with the right audio visual equipment to suit their requirements. This will improve lesson quality and provide teachers with the equipment needed to facilitate collaborative and interactive learning experiences for all students. Not only this, but we were also able to provide this service with a quick turnaround of just one week. This minimised any disruption to the everyday running of the school, whilst offering this service at a price that was well within the school’s budget.
Gareth Morgan, Headteacher at Cranham Primary School, has made the following comments on the work that we recently carried out at the school; “Thank you for your company’s brilliant and swift service. The projectors you have installed are excellent, so excellent that we will soon be enquiring for another to be fitted in another of our classrooms. The installation team that attended our school were very helpful and coped with our indecisiveness very well. I would highly recommend your services and business to any school”.
We look forward to working with Cranham Primary School in the near future, to help create another collaborative and interactive classroom which will further benefit both the teachers and students at the school.
In the past decade, the business world has changed drastically. Innovations in technology and developments within the world have created many changes and these changes can often present a number of challenges for businesses.
The workplace is now no longer a single physical place:
A large percentage of businesses have employees and clients scattered across numerous locations.
Some businesses no longer have just one single physical workplace; there is also an increasing number of companies that do not have office space at all.
Although this evolution within the business world has enabled businesses to change the way they operate, it does cause issues in terms of communication. It is now more important than ever that businesses ensure they maintain a good level of communication with the employees and clients as they are scattered across a number of locations.
Audio visual technology enables businesses to communicate with ease; video conferencing allows businesses to hold virtual meetings with their clients and employees, no matter where they are located, without having to step a foot outside of their workplace.
Not only this, but when a business has employees scattered across the globe it can also cause a number of issues with training, in terms of providing and facilitating training for each and every employee.
Video conferencing enables businesses to provide training to multiple employees at the same time across numerous locations without becoming costly or complicated.
Businesses are trying to do more with less:
Due to the innovations within the business world, smaller companies are now trying to keep up with their bigger competitors by trying to be more productive with less resources and tighter schedules.
Audio visual technology can help to boost productivity within a business, by improving communication between employees and the different departments within a business. Through displaying key messages using display screens , a business can motivate their employees and increase their productivity and this boost in productivity can be achieved without breaking the bank.
The business environment is much more fast paced:
Finally, with the internet and innovations in technology having caused our generation to expect instant results, this is now being reflected within the business world. The fast paced nature of business means that decisions need to be made quickly and communication needs to be fast.
There are increasing pressures being put on the businesses of today, with many businesses trying to run efficiently, providing effective results whilst reducing their spending at the same time. Not only this, but businesses are also now expected to be seen to be reducing their carbon footprint and running in an environmentally-friendly manner.
Audio visual technology provides the perfect solution to relieving these pressures, helping a business to achieve the four E’s.
For a business to run smoothly and meet all of the needs of the client, it is vital that they are working efficiently, keeping within deadlines whilst still delivering high quality services.
Display screens are an example of the type of audio visual technology that can be used to improve efficiency within your business. Information, targets and key messages can be displayed using these screens, helping to improve the communication between employees and everyone within your business, ensuring that every employee knows what they are doing and in turn, improving your employees’ productivity.
Audio visual technology also helps to speed up the decision making processes within businesses. Within all businesses there comes a time when decisions must be made quickly and then conveyed to all relevant employees or clients. Audio visual technology can also be used to visually display this information and inform employees of the new changes to a project.
In order for employees to work effectively, it is vital that they have been provided with a high level of quality training.
Audio visual technology helps to improve a business’s training facilities and improves the quality of the training they provide, as technology such as display screens and touch screens create the opportunity for multi-sensory training. This type of training has been proven to be an effective way of helping learners to memorise and process key information, whilst providing them with a more engaging and enjoyable way of learning.
Businesses are now expected to be seen to be reducing their carbon footprint, however for businesses who have employees or clients located across the world, this can be a difficult expectation to meet.
Audio visual technology, such as video conferencing, can be used within businesses to reduce their travel requirements and allowing that business to run in a more environmentally-friendly way. This is because technology, such as video conferencing, enables businesses to continue to hold regular meetings with their clients or employees, without stepping a foot outside of their office or workplace.
All business will have the aim to operate effectively and efficiently, whilst reducing their expenses and staying under their budget and AV technology can help them achieve this.
Not only does audio visual technology help to reduce a company’s travel costs, but due to the fact that it also helps to improve efficiency and productivity, AV technology helps workforces to complete tasks faster, freeing up time for businesses to take on more work and increase their profit. AV technology should be seen as an investment for your business, not an expense.
If your business is interested in using audio visual technology to improve efficiency within your workplace, to effectively train your employees, or to reduce your carbon footprint or expenses, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us today.
The best investment that your business can make is in high quality audio visual equipment, due to the range of issues that this technology can easily solve.
Firstly, audio visual equipment helps to solve the issue of communication and speed within a business. Equipment such as display screens , can be used to keep your employees up-to-date with your latest business updates. Keeping your employees up-to-date will help to improve the speed at which business processes can be completed, improving your business’s output.
Quality of training and costs:
Audio visual equipment also helps to solve issues surrounding training needs. Due to time being so valuable within all businesses, it is vital that effective training is provided to your employees and audio visual equipment helps to achieve this. This is due to the fact that visual and auditory aids help to create an interactive learning experience for your employees, which will stick with them and help to improve their retention of information.
This effective training can all be achieved whilst actually reducing your training costs. Technology, such as video conferencing, can be used to present training to a large number of your employees, who may be located in several places across the world.
Video conferencing also helps to reduce business travel costs. Rather than spending your budget on travelling to meetings with clients located halfway across the world, video conferencing allows you to hold virtual meetings with these clients. Therefore, through investing in audio visual equipment, you can actually reduce your business’s travel costs.
Quality of business events and seminars:
Finally, audio visual equipment also helps to improve the quality of the events and seminars your business hosts. It is vital that every member of the audience at your event can hear your guest speakers and see important presentation slides. AV technology helps to achieve this, so that everyone member of the audience is fully engaged, no matter where they are sat within your event room.
If your business is interested in investing in high quality audio visual equipment, to solve a number of issues that your business is facing, you can now check out the range of products we have available on our online store . Or, if you would like to find out more information about how we can help your business reap the benefits that AV equipment has to offer, you can also contact us via email or phone.