LASBM membership is open to all school business management support staff in the North-West area. Our aim is to provide a network to support our business management colleagues in all school phases. We hold regular conferences: two in the spring term (east and west), two in the summer term (east and west), and a large combined conference in the autumn term.
Our events are structured in such a way as to provide optimum value for delegates, and comprise a mix of keynote speakers, sponsor presentations, relevant sponsor exhibitors and SBM development and networking sessions. Conference planning is guided by delegate responses, and feedback is consistently excellent.
Our group is growing, with over 400 members receiving regular information from LASBM. Conference attendance is increasing, which was the reason for splitting in to east and west Lancashire events. We usually have between 75 and 95 delegates at each event, with 150+ at our combined event.
With our website and thriving online community we aim to provide more accessibility to local information pertinent to our members.
As we started our group in response to the need for a School Business Management network, we hold on to our original aims of providing development and collaborative opportunities for our members. As a limited company, we want to provide the same assurance now as we did then. Our five values reflect how we work together, with others and with purpose.
We push the boundaries to develop and expand our services, constantly striving for innovative ideas to make a difference to our members and promote the school business management profession.
We treat everyone considerately, aiming to ensure all stakeholders are completely satisfied with their LASBM experience. We want you to enjoy it as much as we do.
We aspire to make our services accessible to as wide a group as possible, including all sectors of School Business Management and those aspiring to the profession. We recognise the contribution that each individual can make and that the diversity of our group makes us stronger.
We uphold the professional principles of integrity, objectivity, accountability, openness, honesty and leadership so that we can be proud of our work.
We listen to the views of our stakeholders and aim to respond to changes in the educational landscape, developing our offer accordingly. We know that some of the best ideas come from our members.