London Handbook

Dear 2023 Exhibitor,

The information contained on this page will help you plan your weekend at the Independent Schools Show on 11th - 12th November.

Please read carefully and do get in touch with any questions.

Ben & the ISS team

Exhibitor Manual

Exhibitor Workshop presentations

November 2023 Floor Plan - published 26/10/2023

Web Banners

Download a selection of "meet us at the show" banners for your website, plus various other banners for emails/newsletters. Please also use the tracking link to link the banner to the tickets page.


Your Stand

For the second year running, the Independent Schools Show has partnered with Symbiosis as the exclusive supplier of all your shell scheme stand, Audio Visual and electrical needs.

You will find everything to make your stand a success on our easy-to-use online Exhibitors Portal. Just register your details at to receive your personal username and password.

In your dedicated area, you will find confirmation of your show package as well as simple but exciting ways to make you stand out from the crowd. Discover how to upgrade to full colour graphics, hire furniture, as well choose the latest LED screens and even integrated video walls.

For more information please visit their website: 

stand - bw image

Weʼre always happy to help. So if you have any questions, canʼt see what you want or are looking for something more bespoke just contact Vanessa and the Symbiosis team.

Vanessa Okell
Vanessa OkellSymbiosis Client Services

t: +44 207 039 0100

Vanessa is on hand to ensure that all exhibitors make the most of the show, answer any questions they may have and provide guidance on using the online portal system.


Update Your School's Website Listing

Parents use the site to plan their visit and return repeatedly after the show. Numbers of visits to the ISS website have risen 52% since 2019, and continue to rise as the events programme launches. A good listing feeds your school's website. 50.4% of our visitors click from the listings to school websites.

Use the form below to submit or update your school's listing on the ISS website - changing text, details, photographs, logo and video.


Furniture - preferred supplier

Furniture can be hired from Europa International. To see the catalogue and prices please visit their website: 

The 2023 order forms can be downloaded below.

Meet the Team

Ben Hitchman
Ben HitchmanShow

t: +44 (0) 20 3998 3840
m: +44 (0) 7878 337245

I oversee the London show and am your principal point of contact for the British Boarding Schools Shows.

Tilly Davies
Tilly DaviesSocial

I am responsible for the ISS social media.

Sofie Sibley

I am responsible for the financial elements of the Shows and liaising with the bursary teams.

David Wellesley Wesley
David Wellesley WesleyShow

+44 (0) 20 3301 0299

I founded the Show in 2006 and oversee all aspects of its operation.

Guy Schady-Beckett
Guy Schady-BeckettResearch &

Please contact me about visitor data & partnerships.

Joanne MacAlesher

I oversee the marketing of the shows.

Hotel Booking

See the HotelMap Booking service. This is a live booking service and best rates are guaranteed.

Hotel Map