Bright World Company Conference 2024

safeguarding, collaboration, standards

Tuesday, 11th June 2024 08.45 - 16.30

We look forward to this year's annual company conference. The event will be taking place at the Hickstead Hotel. Some delegates will be arriving on the 5th June and Simon King will also be there to help you settle in. For the delegates arriving on 6th June, please arrive bright and early and join the others for a day of meetings, presentations, training and 'shout out' session.

There is much to get through so we thank you in advance for arriving promptly at each session. We hope you enjoy the day.  


the venue and how to get there

The Hickstead Hotel

The Hickstead Hotel has been the venue for our conference for more than 10 years. It is just 10 minutes from our office in Hurstpierpoint and is easily accessed by road and taxi from the local stations. There is ample free parking for those arriving by car.

Taxi companies to use include:

  • Excel 01444232323
  • Station taxis 01444410410

about the Conference

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As a Bright World Local Coordinator, attendance at this event is a vital part of your role with us. It is the only time of year when we can all get together as a whole company.  

It is a time for Local Coordinators to:

  • catch up with colleagues and share ideas
  • meet and welcome new colleagues and pass on advice and tips 
  • meet with your Line Manager, Simon King and ask him any questions you have face to face
  • meet with your Guardianship Care Manager to discuss your students and how the year has gone
  • meet with members of the Sales and Marketing team to update them on progress on your PR visits
  • discuss host families with the Host Family Recruitment team 
  • talk finance with James Foster 

For us it is a time for Head Office to:

- review our policies with you

- give you important company updates

- share views and opinions 

- feedback to you on the year

- offer you safeguarding updates

the agenda


Bright World's promotional notepad

This year, the promotional gift to give out to schools during your PR visits is a notebook and USB pen. Each LC will be asked to take about 7 of each gift home and will find these within their conference gift bag. Please continue to use your Bright World Bag when visiting schools.

social media during the conference


Bright World will be sharing news about the conference on our social media platforms in the build up to the conference, during and after. Social media engagement from members of staff is really welcomed. Please do comment and like any posts you may see on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or Linkedin.

Please use the hashtag below when posting or commenting:


Thank you!

conference 2025

Save the date for next year's conference which will be held on Tuesday, 10th June 2025. We will be celebrating our 25th Anniversary so put it in the diary!