Our Proud 2015 Sponsors

If you are interested in being a sponsor for 2016 please get in touch with us.

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Zenergi

Headline sponsor

A customer service company specialising in energy procurement, invoice validation and contract management. We remove the stress from a complex industry, bringing clarity, budgetary certainty and best value to your school. We can provide a free 'Utility Health Check' with no obligation.

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ES Group, now part of Lambert Smith Hampton

Champagne reception sponsor

ES Group / LSH is a multi-disciplinary property and asset consultancy that has provided sector led solutions for over 70 years. Combining a core of dedicated education surveyors with a nationwide outlook, alongside a virtual team of further specialists from across our service lines, we look to provide clients with tailor-made services to include acquisitions, valuation advice, business analysis, building and planning consultancy. Whilst at all times providing the rare opportunity of reflection on operational position in the market today, endeavouring to facilitate introductions to key financiers, acquirers, professionals, developers and other parties.

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Smith & Williamson LLP

Best overall results in procurement (all through)

Smith & Williamson, accountants, provides services to the schools sector (independent, academy, maintained and free schools) including audit, accountancy, business services, strategy, corporate finance, tax, VAT, pensions, restructuring, forensics and charities advice. Through Smith & Williamson Investment Management, the firm also actively manages significant investment portfolios for schools. Many of our partners and employees are school trustees, in a personal capacity.

We work closely with trustees, bursars, head teachers and related professional advisors to assist schools in formulating and achieving both their short and long term goals.

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Blake Morgan LLP

Best collaborative procurement (5+ schools)

Our education team delivers expert advice on commercial, regulatory and compliance issues in the sector, helping over 150 educational establishments to deliver excellence in all areas of academic life. As a full-service commercial law firm, we are experts in all aspects of the public procurement regime, from procurement policy development and implementation to risk management, contract negotiation and drafting, strategic frameworks and collaboration. From our offices in London, Reading, Oxford, Southampton, Portsmouth and Cardiff our lawyers excel in innovative procurement solutions, making the most of tight budgets and protecting schools against legal challenges and reputational damage. We also deliver bespoke training on this specialist area of law.

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Blackstone Security Solutions Ltd

Best collaboration (independent & maintained school)

Blackstone Security was founded in 2009 and provides security services throughout the South of England. Safeguarding high wealth individuals and their private properties to commercial facilities of over 400 acres. Blackstone Security has provided security for royal visits, attended by Her Majesty the Queen, also for members of the Cabinet, Bill Clinton, VIPs and numerous celebrities. The company has been awarded NSI Gold accreditation, Safecontractor status, and hold ISO: 9001 accreditation.

Professional and attentive are key terms that apply to Blackstone Security. We listen to what our clients want and make sure we deliver what they need.

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Arthur J Gallagher

Best OJEU procurement

Arthur J Gallagher has a Specialist Education team which has considerable experience in advising a wide range of education establishments and organisations.

This has included working with both Universities, FE & HE Colleges and Primary and Secondary schools in putting appropriate and cost effective insurance protection in place and advising more broadly on managing risk.

The Practice has carried out work for University Buying Groups, both state and private schools as well as Academy Trust and Free Schools including more complex federations, multi academy and umbrella trusts and consortiums.

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Mouchel

Sustainability Award

Mouchel is a leading provider of education services and has supported thousands of schools, academies, education organisations, universities and colleges over more than 10 years to improve education outcomes. We deliver a comprehensive range of high-quality support, education advisory, BPO and property services, designed specifically for the education sector. Our innovative solutions and flexible approach mean we can offer you an effective, responsive and truly bespoke service. We are delighted to sponsor the Sustainability Award. Our commitment and dedication to reducing carbon emissions was recognised with the Best Absolute Carbon Reduction award from the Carbon Trust in October 2014, demonstrating our ongoing reduction in our overall carbon footprint.

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Minerva Procurement Consultancy Services Ltd

School Supplier of the Year

Minerva is a cost reduction and procurement consultancy working exclusively in the school sector. Minerva was set up in 2010 in direct response to feedback from the school bursar community and helps schools reduce cost, streamline procurement practices and save time. The company looks after many independent and academy schools and manages significant spend on behalf of clients. Minerva love nothing more than ridding schools of rip-off pricing and poor service. Every year we help schools save £100,000’s off their purchases as well as ensuring the quality of the products and service from the supplier is the best it can be.

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Our Next Award Ceremony

Thursday 23rd June 2016