HESPA 2021 > Supporters



Platinum Supporter



Billigence is a data and analytics consultancy focused on helping universities deliver more value using data.  They work with many universities across the UK on challenges including student number planning, space optimisation, statutory reporting automation, data warehousing, reporting automation and wider data strategy.  They use a lean approach to helping universities deliver maximum value through a modular methodology with a focus on self-sufficiency.

Contact: office-eu@billigence.com



Gold Supporters



An innovator in EdTech, BibliU’s Learning Enablement platform is used by over 150 higher ed institutions, such as Coventry University, Imperial College London, University of Leicester, Oxford, and the University of Bath,to drive better student engagement and outcomes through more efficient, effective, and equitable learning.  Leveraging digital content management, workflow automation, and analytics, BibliU’s solution puts digital textbooks, courseware, and monographs at the fingertips of all students. Working with 2000 publishers and OER providers to deliver millions of digital resources, BibliU combines academic freedom with innovative affordability and automation to deliver unmatched value to institutions, as well as the students they serve.

Contact: josie.sutcliffe@bibliu.com


Read the blog post from BibliU - "Planning your Digital Content Strategy: 4 Steps to Help You Get Started"





EAB, based in Washington DC, is the leading provider of higher education strategy and best practices in North America.

At EAB, our mission is to make education smarter and our communities stronger; we fulfill it by helping university partners navigate market shocks to funding, operations, enrolment and academic programming.

Contact: jmcmillian@eab.com





Nous Group

Nous Group is an international management consultancy with over 450 people operating across the UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand and Canada. For over 20 years we have been partnering with leaders to shape world-class businesses, effective governments and empowered communities. Cubane Consulting, a Nous Group company, is a world-leading provider of higher education benchmarking services through its collaborative UniForum program. Together, Nous and Cubane are a global leader in higher education, committed to supporting institutions to solve challenges, drive performance and build capability. Our work reflects our optimism and ambition for a better future and our commitment to the transformative value of education.

Contact: zac.ashkanasy@nougroup.com | phil.copestake@cubaneconsulting.com


Read the blog post from Nous | Cubane "Why bother benchmarking (at a time like this)?"



Simitive Limited

Simitive solutions enable effective and efficient workforce planning.  Academic Workload Allocation and Management System provides valuable data to support equality and diversity, staff wellbeing and promote student satisfaction.  The Living Review enables continuous conversations around performance reviews providing a platform for feedback to take place throughout the year on an ongoing basis.

Contact: devinder.whelan@simitive.com






Studyportals is the global study choice platform and started as a spin-off of European Students’ associations in 2007. Our mission is to empower the world to choose education. We are determined to make your international higher education marketing easier and more effective. Over 40 million users annually from 240 countries and territories worldwide look at offer over 200,000 programmes from over 3,700 universities in almost 120 countries, which allows us to help our clients with best practice from all over the world. The Analytics and Consulting Team (ACT) at Studyportals advises and assists universities and other organisations in the higher education sector to realise their ambitions in the field of international marketing and international student recruitment. Our team of consultants covers everything from strategy, branding and marketing to customer relationship management, student recruitment, market insight, competitor analysis, web analytics, training as well as custom services. Our four areas of expertise are Analytics & ROI, Strategic Consulting, Market Insight & Intelligence and Staff Development Training. Our areas of expertise are Analytics & Market Intelligence, Consulting & Training and Tracking & Funnel Optimisation.

Contact: Consulting@studyportals.com


Read the blog post from Studyportals - "To UK or not to UK: What is the effect of Brexit on European students?"


Virtual Exhibitors


Sir Robert McAlpine

Sir Robert McAlpine is a family-owned building and civil engineering company operating across the UK. In 2019, we celebrated our 150th Anniversary.

We are honoured to have worked on some of Britain’s most iconic buildings and projects. Our Education sector focussed team help us understand our University customers’ needs and provide strategic overview and planning to our sector activity.

This time last year, few could have envisaged the challenges the HE sector would have to face. We continue to work in close collaboration with our University partners to navigate the uncertainties of these times and provide solutions for the future.

Contact: russell.day@srm.com





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