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We'll be blogging every few days about various topics, so come back soon to see more!

  • £20 notes

    Saving money by buying better

    05 May 2016 By Simon Hill, Managing Director

    Working closely with hundreds of schools across the country, we know only too well the financial challenges facing the majority of schools - primary, secondary and academies. The recent Budget provided little relief or reassurance to schools about future funding.

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  • Time to face up to cyber risk

    Time to face up to cyber risk

    18 April 2016 By Agnieszka Gajli, Category Buyer - Corporate & People Services

    With public bodies the number one target for cyber attacks, local authorities need to ensure they understand the risks and take proper precautions

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  • Searching for best value travel

    Searching for best value travel

    14 April 2016 By Duncan Spokes, Procurement Manager - Corporate & People Services

    While there’s no doubting that you can find a bargain online if you spend long enough searching for it, does the Internet really always offer the best value option?

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  • Harlesden Primary

    UK schools to benefit from £2 million profit share

    02 December 2015 By David Lunn, Blog Editor

    Thousands of schools across the country are benefitting from a share of £2 million as part of our unique share of profits scheme.

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  • Emergency Services Show 2015

    Highlights of the Emergency Services Show 2015

    01 October 2015 By Sarah Sesum, Buyer - Emergency Services & Blue Light

    Last week we exhibited at the ninth Emergency Services Show at the NEC Birmingham. If you didn't get chance to attend, here’s a few highlights on what took place.

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  • UK Public Purse

    Delivering "more for less"

    01 September 2015 By Simon Hill, Managing Director

    In advance of the 2015 Spending Review, public sectors workers have an opportunity to tell central government how improved public services can be delivered with less money.

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  • Old Classroom Furniture

    What to do if your school isn’t a funding priority

    04 June 2015 By Alain Jones, National Furniture Sales Manager

    Earlier this year the government announced the second round of its flagship priority school building programme. If your school didn't make the list but is in desperate need of a face lift, how can you get the most out of the budget you do have?

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  • Energy and Cost Saving

    Getting the best energy deals for public buildings

    02 April 2015 By Beverley Upcraft, Buyer - Energy

    We're all shopping around for better energy deals at home. But how do we ensure we're getting the best deal for our schools, town halls and libraries?

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  • Wallet

    Five wise ways to spend your leftover budget

    04 March 2015 By Rachel Marr, Campaign Manager

    Don't panic spend or lose what you have left! Here's five wise ways to spend any remaining budget you have before financial yearend.

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  • Shuffle

    Fashionable furniture to fix your office woes

    23 February 2015 By Jack Green, Content Author - Furniture

    Furniture and layout can have a big impact on productivity and academic attainment, but modern design solutions exist to help you solve common office problems.

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