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Teacher Conferences

Business Teacher National Conference 2019

  • Levels: GCSE, AS, A Level
  • Exam boards: AQA, Edexcel, OCR, IB, Eduqas, WJEC

Join us for the enrichment CPD event of 2019 for all Business teachers. An opportunity to sit back, relax and reinvigorate your subject expertise and passion. Not to be missed!

Who's it for: ALL teachers of Business
Price: £50 (+VAT) for all delegates. Includes buffet lunch and resource pack
Hosts: Graham Prior, Jim Riley, Michelle Stephenson

  • June 2019
  • 21st


    Vue Cinema - Westfield Stratford

    10:20am - 3:20pm BST

  • Registration on the day opens 45 minutes before the event's start time.

About this event

Our two confirmed keynote speaker sessions are being led by Steph McGovern and Myles Hopper. Biographical details are below.

As always, we are also running a highly interactive teaching & learning session during the afternoon with more fab resources to try and then take back to use with ALL your business students...


Award winning broadcaster, Steph McGovern has been working in financial journalism for over 15 years and has been part of the BBC Breakfast family for the last eight, both as the business correspondent and main programme presenter. Steph also presents primetime BBC One consumer shows Watchdog and Shop Well For Less. In 2018 Steph made her debut as the host of long running comedy panel show, Have I Got News For You, having successfully appeared twice as a panelist. Steph also launched a new show for BBC Two; Made in Great Britain and became the host of the Dragon’s Den spin-off Pitches to Riches.

Steph travels all over the UK to cover economic and business stories for the BBC and since joining Breakfast has broadcast live from over 600 businesses. Whether she’s talking to workers in factories or interviewing FTSE 100 chief executives in the studio, Steph makes it her mission to find out what’s going on in the real economy. As part of her BBC News work Steph has also interviewed several world leaders, including Donald Trump.

Originally from Middlesbrough, Steph's first taste of BBC life came aged 19, when she made a guest appearance on a programme about women in science. Steph had just won the title of Young Engineer for Britain, after saving Black & Decker money on a design she created for their Leaf Hog product. Following her appearance, Steph secured work experience on Tomorrow's World and not long after, made it on to the payroll as a part-time researcher, while studying at University College London.

After graduating she became the main producer for daily financial news on the Today programme on Radio 4, securing interviews with top business leaders and running a number of foreign projects, including a stint in Chicago covering the trial of Conrad Black and a series from Brazil investigating the biofuels industry.

Two years later, within weeks of becoming the producer for the then economics editor, Evan Davis, the financial world was in meltdown. Steph has covered its developments ever since. For three years Steph was the lead producer of business news on the BBC's main news bulletins working with the then business editor, Robert Peston.

Never shy of putting in the hours, Steph also spent time building up her own on-air profile, which included working as a business presenter on the Chris Evans show on Radio 2 and on BBC 5 live.

Along with her daily news duties, Steph is also involved in BBC community projects, such as BBC Young Reporter and BBC School Report. Steph is passionate about education and is a mentor for young people in Teesside, running workshops for schoolchildren around the North East.

And when she's not talking money or media, Steph is a former champion Irish dancer and often attends international competitions to help coach dancers.


Mindful Chef is officially ranked the UK's favourite healthy recipe box service (according to Trustpilot reviews). Set up in 2015 by three school friends Myles, Giles and Rob, the brand is on a mission to make healthy eating easy. Each box provides people with the tools to cook delicious nutritionally-balanced meals that help you feel healthier and happier.

The name ‘Mindful Chef’ embodies all that the brand aspires to be; mindful of the suppliers it chooses, mindful of the healthy ingredients it uses, and mindful of the brand’s impact on the environment. The high-quality ingredients are pre-portioned and sustainably sourced from small award-winning British farms.

Mindful Chef aims to encourage individuals to lead a healthier life by reducing the amount of processed food consumed, and cutting out refined sugars and carbohydrates. The health-focused recipe box brand is also supported by athletes such as Victoria Pendleton CBE, Sir Andy Murray and Tom Daley.

With 16 meat, fish and plant-based recipes to choose from each week, the Mindful menu provides a unique variety for people looking for a range of nutritious great tasting dishes. All its innovative recipes are free from dairy, gluten and refined carbs.

Additionally, for every meal sold, the brand donates one school meal to a child in living in poverty through the One Feeds Two charity. The brand has already reached a milestone of 1,000,000 donated meals. They are also a proud B Corp - proving businesses can have purpose as well as profit.

Course package

£50 (+VAT) for all delegates. Includes buffet lunch and afternoon session resource pack

Your hosts

    Graham Prior


    Graham is Subject Lead for A Level Business at tutor2u. He is an experienced Business teacher, examiner and author.


    Jim Riley


    Jim Riley is the co-Founder and CEO of tutor2u. Prior to founding tutor2u with twin brother Geoff in 2000, Jim was Director of Strategy for Thomson Travel Group. Prior to this Jim spent 10 years with PwC. Jim is a Fellow of the ICAEW and holds an MBA from Bradford Business School.


    Michelle Stephenson


    Michelle is a highly experienced teacher and advanced practitioner. She has taught in schools, colleges and universities both in the UK and overseas, playing a pivotal role in supporting colleagues to drive improvements in teaching and learning. She has also worked as an educational consultant, delivering sessions for Ofsted and further education colleges in the UK. Michelle has worked for a number of awarding bodies taking the role of examiner, external verifier and centre quality reviewer.


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