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Social Media Checks – How To Get Them Right

Ben Hart is the Co-Founder and Director of Social Media Check (www.socialmediacheck.com) with over 15 years working as an accredited detective and senior investigating officer in roles that included major investigations utilising online searching and data interrogation. Given that online activity has become a key part of our behaviour, social media checks have become an integral …

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Energy Efficiency and Price Rises

Unless you secured a fixed rate contract covering this period (well done you!), every school and Trust is dealing with energy price increases. It is not all bad news, however, as Chris Prentice looks at the incentives and opportunities to cut costs and save money.

GUEST BLOG: Net Zero and School Catering

John Edwards, of 3e Associates, NetZero, procurement and strategic advisor to the academies and education sector, Angela Tregear, Professor of Marketing at University of Edinburgh Business School and Adam Wilkinson, Founder of Impact Measurement Limited provide a practical guide to the fundamental changes that we need to make in the delivery and management of school …

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GUEST BLOG: Future-Proof Your Telecoms: Prepare For The ISDN Switch Off

If the COVID pandemic taught us anything, it is that effective communication is critical for schools to remain operational. The telecoms industry has entered a period of significant change in recent years, as we transition away from traditional phoneline-based telephone systems and toward a world where VoIP is the default.  Liam Bonthron, Head of DB …

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Happy School Business Leader’s Day

10th June 2022 is School Business Leader’s Day – you were probably so busy that you did not even notice. We’re all aware of the continued challenges faced by the SBL community, But, as always, the SBL Community is there to support each other and lift people up when needed. What a bloody brilliant bunch you all are!

Transforming Public Procurement – The Changes That Will Affect You

£300 billion of public procurement accounts for around a third of all public expenditure every year and is the largest area of public spending. For this reason, there has been a lot of focus on the opportunity to simplify the regulations now that we are no longer in the EU. Changes to how we procure in the public sector will be happening and it is vital that we get the rules and processes right.