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Make procurement top of the class this year – our 5 top tips!

Welcome back! I am sure that you, like me, wonder where the summer has disappeared to. We seem to be back again before we know it! The start of a new academic year is a good time … http://minervapcs.com/blog/make-procurement-top-class-year-our-5-top-tips/

Oil; making your purchasing slick (sorry I couldn’t resist it)!

Oil; making your purchasing slick (sorry I couldn’t resist it)!
Being a school in the countryside is a wonderful benefit for both staff and students.  However, there is at least one major downside with having such a location and that is the fa… http://minervapcs.com/blog/oil-making-your-purchasing-slick-sorry-i-couldnt-resist-it/

School Catering - Audit or not to audit

School Catering - Audit or not to audit
What is more important than the health and wellbeing of your students and staff? Your catering function will be a central feature of your school and is always an emotive subject. … http://minervapcs.com/blog/school-catering-audit-or-not-audit/

Lessons in wireless

Lessons in wireless
With the growth of mobile devices within the Education sector, a robust wireless network is the favoured method to deliver seamless coverage. With the added challenge of users wis… http://minervapcs.com/blog/lessons-wireless/

School fire leaves staff and parents distraught

School fire leaves staff and parents distraught
This terrifying headline is one that the school in question never expected to read and yet every year over 1300 UK schools will suffer a fire large enough to warrant the attendanc… http://minervapcs.com/blog/school-fire-leaves-staff-and-parents-distraught/

How Smart Schools can use Smartphones to get ahead

How Smart Schools can use Smartphones to get ahead
I know we’ve only just met but can we ask you a personal question? Have you looked at your web site analytics recently? Do you know how many people are visiting your site via thei… http://minervapcs.com/blog/how-smart-schools-can-use-smartphones-get-ahead/

It's your money....don't print it

It's your money....don't print it
Today’s schools – be they large or small – realise that it’s impossible to achieve better results if they simply do the same thing over and over again. Many people have an instinc… http://minervapcs.com/blog/its-your-moneydont-print-it/

The Happy Entrepreneur – Dominic Monkhouse (and why it’s relevant to schools)!

It was a great pleasure recently to attend a Wow Network event with keynote speaker Dom.  Billed as ‘The Happy Entrepreneur’ his talk promised to give us some insights into … http://minervapcs.com/blog/happy-entrepreneur-dominic-monkhouse-and-why-its-relevant-schools/

Cardboard and drinks cans – a valuable commodity?

We at Telegreen Recycling Equipment are constantly surprised at the number of people we speak to in schools, colleges and other large institutions who are not aware of the v… http://minervapcs.com/blog/cardboard-and-drinks-cans-valuable-commodity/

Building projects – prevention is better than cure so plan, plan, plan.

  Schools are businesses like any other.  They must provide high standard facilities and performance, demonstrate pecuniary competence and deliver excellent results.  Sch… http://minervapcs.com/blog/building-projects-prevention-better-cure-so-plan-plan-plan/

Academies accounting 101

I attended a fabulous ’round table discussion’ session last week at the Basingstoke offices of Baker Tilly accountants.  A leading provider of accounting services to the aca… http://minervapcs.com/blog/academies-accounting-101/

Are you getting best value from your facilities maintenance contracts?

We have recently been carrying out Facilities Health Checks for a number of schools.  We have found some common areas where schools could make savings to their bottom line, … http://minervapcs.com/blog/are-you-getting-best-value-your-facilities-maintenance-contracts/

IP telephony systems – really worth the switch?

In the last twelve months, increasing numbers of independent schools are switching from their traditional telephone systems to more future-proof and innovative solutions, su… http://minervapcs.com/blog/ip-telephony-systems-really-worth-switch/

Significant proposals for employment law reforms announced

The announcement at the recent Conservative Party Conference by Business Secretary Vince Cable and Chancellor George Osborne that the qualification period for the right to c… http://minervapcs.com/blog/significant-proposals-employment-law-reforms-announced/

Heating oil procurement – “Better the devil you know…..?”

There is one area of procurement spend that many schools are extremely wary of – heating oil.  It’s hardly surprising bearing in mind the complex and volatile nature of pric… http://minervapcs.com/blog/heating-oil-procurement-better-devil-you-know/

Oil procurement case study and global market overview

There is one area of procurement spend that many schools are extremely wary of – oil.  It’s hardly surprising bearing in  mind the complex and volatile nature of pricing.  S… http://minervapcs.com/blog/oil-procurement-case-study-and-global-market-overview/

Question: When is a preferred supplier list not a preferred supplier list?

Answer: When your staff choose to ignore it and do their own thing! Interesting article in Supply Management magazine today around this subject which is something schools… http://minervapcs.com/blog/question-when-preferred-supplier-list-not-preferred-supplier-list/

The commercial benefits of sustainable print procurement

‘Green’ products are sold as an ethical choice and, because they have added value, often attract a price premium. Businesses create the idea that a ‘green’ product offers mo… http://minervapcs.com/blog/commercial-benefits-sustainable-print-procurement/

The new rules for pensions and the teachers pension scheme

By Alastair Lyon, Partner, Crowe Clark Whitehill, audit partner and member of the firm’s Not for Profit unit.  Alastair acts for several schools and has been involved in the… http://minervapcs.com/blog/new-rules-pensions-and-teachers-pension-scheme/

Is your website attracting parents or putting them off?

During the current recession, many businesses have abandoned traditional advertising and have focused on their websites instead. They have done this for a number of reasons:… http://minervapcs.com/blog/your-website-attracting-parents-or-putting-them/

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