The week of June 20th, several members of Team Bennett are on the road, on the rails and in the skies, meeting up with clients in Amsterdam and London to celebrate our working agreement with Young Expat Services (YES) in the Netherlands and Educatus in the UK.
On Tuesday, Bennett and YES will host a lunch in Amsterdam to introduce our clients to each other and to explain how we work together. In attendance from Bennett: Elizabeth Sawyer, CEO; Tim Dwyer, President; Leticia G. de La Rasilla, based in Madrid, Global Team lead for much of EMEA. Leticia also works with Client Services, fielding service inquiries morning-time in EMEA, while her US colleagues are still asleep; Samantha Davidson, Director of Client Relations, EMEA.
Present from YES: Founder and Owner, Eline Hausel and Anita Hensen, her co-pilot; also several members of their education consultant team: Mieky Van Schijndel, Annelous Wetzels and Eliane van oosten Slingeland.
During our lunch at Brasserie van Baerle, YES will provide our collective clients with an overview of the education landscape in the Netherlands—some of the realities of finding placement and the challenges faced by incoming families. The good news: YES can handle all of it!
From Amsterdam, the team, including Eline Hausel from YES, moves on to London, unfazed by the cancelation of their train and the imminent rail strike in the UK. They look forward to long security lines at Schipol airport and keep their fingers crossed for no flight cancelations. In the worst- case scenario, it will be a wonderful bonding experience, an adventure, fodder for future stories at cocktail parties…Should they ever arrive anywhere where said parties may be had.
On Thursday evening, Bennett will host a dinner at L’Escargot in Soho, joined by Dagmara Sotowicz, our consultant from Warsaw, and our UK partner, Sarah Teasdale, from Educatus. Sarah is Bennett’s Global Team Lead for the UK and Ireland, and her UK team provides our services there.
We look forward to introducing many of our corporate clients to our Dutch and English teammates and explaining how we work together. We also look forward to an evening of togetherness and conviviality.
Over the years, Bennett International Education Consultancyhas worked with hundreds of corporations across the globe, many of them Fortune 500 companies, providing domestic and international school advisement & placement services - preschool through university - to the dependents of relocating employees. In addition to education placement, our team provides customized consulting for corporations with a range of education issues: education policy writing & benchmarking, tuition studies, group move advisement & planning, and remote education solutions.