About Us


The Association of Network Managers in Education was started by two school network managers who had worked in schools for over 20 years. After their local network manager meetings outgrew their conference facilities, the need arose to arrange more suitable venues, making the meetings available to more network managers, covering a wider area.

Run on a voluntary basis by Rick Cowell, the ANME arranges termly meetings/conferences, providing time for networking and general discussions, and inviting various topical companies to display and demonstrate their products and services.

The ANME is free to join, and although focussing on the larger area of secondary schools, it is open to all Network Managers or IT Technicians in education, whether primary, secondary, colleges, or universities, and in any sector - state, academies and independent…


In April 2016 ANME Ltd became a member of the Internet Watch Foundation, and is proud to support the work they do.

Chamber of Commerce

The ANME is a member of the North and Western Lancashire Chamber of Commerce.

Testimonials from Members & Partners

  • “Fantastic event, with interesting content and very well organised.”

    Alain Squiteri, Sales Director - InVentry

  • I thought the day was excellent. It was really good to have the companies there and invaluable for meeting and speaking with new contacts. I really hope this carries on as it was desperately needed in our field.

    Janet Cannell, Member

  • Thought it was a very good way of guaranteeing the companies time with smaller groups. People also seemed more prepared to ask questions and talk about their experiences with the products.

    Steve Daniels, Member

  • All in all it was a very good day, well arranged, with great selection of vendors attending and excellent refreshments. Without a doubt one of the best events I've attended. Can't wait for the next one!

    Simon Lewis, Member

  • ANME meetings provide valuable networking - being able to talk to other professionals doing the same role and understanding their approach and their context. This is a great way to challenge what you are doing in your own setting.

    Neil Limbrick, Head of IT Strategy – Core Education Trust, Member