What Clients Say
We used Reece at The Better Schools Project to help us to put a whole room storage solution. We had a limited budget and as is always the case, a limited amount of time to spend on delivering it. Reece helped immensely not just acquiring quotes but managing the bidding process, providing us with good quality suppliers and a final product that we are very happy with. I would definitely use them again.
As a new school with few contacts the Better Schools Project were extremely helpful and supportive, despite our small budget. The company listened to our needs and personalised their recommendations to the school. The Better Schools Project has just enabled the school to find a different maintenance company with ease.
I can say a very big thank you to you for all your help and support, especially as a new school starting out with just a few contacts. Your efforts have secured us support ranging from Educational Psychologists to PE equipment specialists. Your support has been invaluable to us as we needed a range of services.
I have appreciated the fact that you have taken the time and trouble to ensure that whatever services we procured were pertinent, useful and value for money. Your follow up calls have meant that you have been able to work through any ‘snagging’ required.
Doug and Reece at the Better Schools Project were superb. They saved me hours by finding me three great suppliers to quote for the new goals I needed. It was a crazy time at the end of term; I had reports to write, planning to do and a million other tasks so to be able to hand over to the Better Schools Project was great. They delivered me a detailed quote, which meant I could prove I was following guidelines and the supplier they found was first class.
There were a few snags in the order – our fault - and throughout the whole process I just called Reece and he sorted it out immediately. We now use this company for all our purchasing. They do a much more thorough job than I’d have time to do, they have great contacts and they make sure nothing goes wrong. The time they save me and the quality they provide is indispensable.
During an extremely busy time procuring goods and services for our new school hall and kitchen, the Better Schools Project have been incredibly helpful in providing me with assistance in ascertaining best value for a number of separate projects. The time and effort put in by their associate, Wendy, has enabled me to secure what I consider to be dining tables, a bespoke reception desk and window blinds of high quality, at the right price and within the appropriate timeline. The supplier v supplier comparison documents provided are incredibly detailed and helped me to come to a decision very quickly.
Thank you – I have saved hours, possibly days, on this area of our exciting project.
As a School Business Manager in a small primary school, I often feel I don't have enough time, but am hyper-aware of the necessity of ensuring value for money. The Better Schools Project have been extremely helpful in ensuring I save both time and money. I was initially wary of how a free service would work, and cautious as to whether I would genuinely receive the best quote, however I can now say I am extremely happy with the service provided.
The Better Schools Project will source the requisite number of quotes, and will help oversee the ordering process. They will help chase late deliveries and ensure goods are fit for purpose. I often give them a pretty wide brief but they are always good at supporting me through the options.
The Better Schools Project have recently saved me £800 on minibus insurance for the school. I am certain these savings will continue. They also save me plenty of time in securing quotes and value for money for me.
We have used Better Schools Project several times now for projects ranging from building a new teaching kitchen to renewing our ICT support contract. The service we have had has been so helpful, I now call a couple of times a week with new requests. The Better Schools Project are able to spend far more time than I am on ensuring that suppliers are compared on a like for like basis and ensuring we get value for money.
An additional benefit is that the service is not restricted to simply resourcing and passing on quotes. For a couple of our projects, Reece sent contractors and suppliers to the school to get a picture of what it was that we needed and then provide advice on how to move forward within our budget. Every project that we have had completed so far has been to an excellent standard and now my first thought when faced with a potentially problematic or time-consuming premises or procurement task is to call Reece.
I have already recommended Better Schools Project to all of the business managers in my borough and the few minutes it has taken me to write this testimonial is the least I could do to repay the hours and hours that Better Schools Project has saved me.
We first used The Better Schools Project to help with an ICT purchase. They put us in touch with appropriate suppliers who visited to ensure our network was suitable to meet the requirements and took details of what we were looking for. We received advice on which equipment would meet our needs. The project was well co-ordinated and we received three detailed quotes within our tight timescales.
The new equipment was received on time and Doug from the Better Schools Project followed up each stage to ensure everything was running smoothly.
We are now starting to look for contractors for decorating and have turned to the Better Schools Project to obtain quotations for us. We are looking forward to receiving the same levels of competitive pricing, detailed summaries and efficient service as before
As a fairly new School Business manager in a large and growing secondary School, I have taken on the task of reviewing several long standing contracts as well as needing to procure a number of new contracts for an incredible new School building and sports facilities.
The approach from The Better Schools Project really couldn’t have come at a better time. They are consistent and methodical and as well as having a large base of existing suppliers which they have been able to propose for various projects, they are pro-active in sourcing new local suppliers and preparing full tender documentation to assist in our decision making. We have now been through a number of projects with them and I really would not have had the time to put in the amount of work and been presented with the same results.
In terms of pricing, delivery and quality of service of all the projects so far we have been very happy. Every member of the team that we have dealt with has been incredibly efficient and helpful and they have also helped to keep me on track. It really is like having an extension to our team at School – a really valuable resource that I would not hesitate to recommend to all School Business managers.
Thank you for a job well done and a quick one too. It's been something niggling in the back of my mind to sort out for a while now and I am grateful that after an email to you the job has now been quickly completed.
Your supplier Gary was very nice, please pass on my thanks to him. I think it was him that rang our head cook this morning, which was a nice touch and appreciated. The colour match is perfect.
The job was done well and quickly. The other two builders quoted for a 15-day job that would have cost a fortune. Patrick gave us an affordable solution that took three days. So, overall, I am pleased and happy.