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About Beacon East

Beacon East is an Education Business Partnership and Careers Guidance Provider working across the East Region. The company’s mission is to develop 'meaningful relationships between education and business & industry'.

Welcome to Beacon East

Beacon East is an Education Business Partnership and Careers Guidance Provider working across the East Region. The company’s mission is to develop'meaningful relationships between education and business & industry'.

We are an exciting and evolving company dedicated to making a real difference with all the clients we work with. Our style is informal and we hope a relaxed one. We actively encourage ideas and suggestions for improvement from clients and partners. New and innovative ways to improve business efficiency and quality of delivery will always be welcome.


"Beacon East aims to forge meaningful relationships between education and business & industry."


"With every education business link or careers activity; Beacon East aims to Engage, Enthuse and Embed creating a long term legacy rather than just a one off experience."


• Excellence
• Professionalism
• Respect


Our Story - Beacon East

Mark Bruhin, Founder & CEO

Beacon East is a Matrix accredited Education Business Partnership and Careers Guidance provider working across the East Region; predominantly in Norfolk & Suffolk areas. The company was founded and set up by Mark Bruhin in 2007. Mark’s background prior to starting the business was in education where he was a secondary teacher and senior manager at schools across Cambridgeshire & Suffolk.

Since 2007 the company has broadened it's service offer and successfully delivered numerous local and regional contracts. The company’s mission is to develop 'meaningful relationships between education and business & industry'. This is achieved through a wide range of exciting activities, including student ‘world of work’ experiences, teacher CPD and Careers Guidance services. With every education-business link or careers activity the company aims to ‘Engage, Enthuse and Embed’ creating a long-term legacy rather than just a one-off experience. Beacon East rarely works in isolation and works with a wide range of partners to deliver high quality services.

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The Team

Beacon East works with a fantastic team of associates who are incredibly passionate about what they do. They are all highly trained and experienced in their field of work. Many not only work, but live in the same area where they support young people. Consequently, they have a real understanding of young peoples' needs and the LMI in that area of Norfolk or Suffolk. For more information on our services contact

Careers Guidance Advisers

Belinda Ladds

LITCHAM SCHOOL • Alderman Peel High School • Kingsbrook School • The Nicholas Hamond Academy • Dereham 6th Form College

Ellen Alexander

IES BRECKLAND SCHOOL • wymondham college • NEET Support • All Saints School

Glynis Sinclair

Ormiston Venture Academy

Jackie Hammond


Jamie Robson

EATON HALL SCHOOL • Harford Manor School

Kelly Lee

CITY ACADEMY NORWICH • Open Academy • Norfolk Short Stay School • red balloon norwich

Kerry Bray

Acorn Park School • Lynn Grove Academy • East Coast College (Great Yarmouth & Lowestoft Campuses) • bramfield house school • pakefield high school • Archbishop Sancroft High School

Laura Andrews

Alde Valley Academy • East Coast College (Great Yarmouth & Lowestoft Campuses) • Caister Academy • Great Yarmouth Charter Academy

Liz Edwards

Norwich High School For Girls

Marion Gibbons

Ormiston Denes Academy

Melinda O’Connor


Nicky Rallison

BROADLAND HIGH SCHOOL • CROMER ACADEMY • Taverham High School • Sewell Park Academy • Sprowston Community Academy

Paula Stone

AURORA ECCLES SCHOOL • Norfolk Short Stay School

Rachel Watson

Flegg High Ormiston Academy • Dereham Northgate High School • UASC Support

Sarah Wiltshire


Siobhan Whiddett


Sue Downing


Project Officers

Diane Drury


Glynis Sinclair


Graham Evans


Kath Ridealgh

our team

Services provided by Beacon East

Beacon East Core Services

Beacon East is a Matrix accredited Education Business Partnership  and Careers Guidance provider working across the east region; predominately in Norfolk & Suffolk. Beacon East manage and deliver a wide range of services:

  • CPD for teachers & education professionals
  • Careers Guidance services
  • Work Related Learning & Enterpise Education support
  • STEM support
  • Business & industry CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) Support
  • Bespoke consultancy & project management

Matrix accreditation

Beacon East has achieved the Matrix Standard for Careers & Education Business Links. The Matrix Standard is widely recognised by the CDI (Career Development
Institute), DfE (Department for Education), Ofsted (Office for Standards in Education) and many other key organisations as the highest award in this field. It is also a clear
demonstration of high quality service delivery and commitment to making a real
difference with clients. Partners and clients seeking to work with an external organisation should ideally work with a Matrix accredited organisation.

The Matrix Standard is the unique quality framework for organisations to assess and measure their information, advice and/or guidance services, which ultimately supports
individuals in their choice of career, learning, work and life goals. For more
information on the Matrix Standard go to


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