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Schools’ Buying Club has gone regional!
We have listened to feedback directly from our clients and understand that schools and Trusts are looking for regional hands-on support and guidance before, during and after the procurement process. That’s why we have designed a service that focuses on local support with a dedicated regional team, to help save money and create greater efficiencies.
Meet Andrew Whalley, your Client Manager for the North West.
Andrew is passionate about helping schools and MATs make their money go further through smart procurement.
Andrew answered some questions you might be interested in:
What excites you most about working in the education sector?
Being able to work in partnership with schools to create savings on their outsourced contracts, to help reinvest back into the classroom.
What key changes have you seen in the sector over the last few years?
More schools and trusts looking to outsource key contracts to help generate savings as budgets become tighter.
What is the biggest challenge you see your clients face and how do you help them overcome it?
Understanding the language and processes surrounding procurement. Helping clients understand the terminology used in the procurement process as a whole, I believe helps clients feel more confident about outsourcing their contracts.
In your opinion, what ensures a successful procurement process?
Working with schools to help get an understanding of their needs to build the best specification for them. Having as much detail in the specification ensures a service that is bespoke and fits the needs of each school.
In an ever-changing environment why are Schools’ Buying Club’s services so important?
We provide a platform for School Business Leaders to ask questions and get guidance on all things procurement, free of charge. Having one of our team on hand to provide advice and support is a game-changing tool for schools.
What is the main benefit of working with Schools’ Buying Club?
Schools’ Buying Club fully understands the challenges of everyday school life. We run our own Multi Academy Trust, so we understand the importance of generating efficiencies to pump back into the classroom and help make a positive impact.
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