Rhian Begg

General Advice On Writing A ‘Fit For Purpose’ Specification

With procurement support and training for schools, academies and Trusts diminishing, I have decided to try and plug the gap in this blog and related webinar by looking at how you can write a fit for purpose specification to help you run your tender processes more efficiently and effectively. 

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Aligning Your Estates Vision With Your Educational Vision

Jo Marchant, author of the brilliantly practical “The School Premises Handbook”, has worked in school estate management for the last 15 years.  In this blog, Jo shares with us her thoughts on how to align your estates vision with your educational vision. Your eductional vision should influence everything you do, from how you run your

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Minerva Procurement Consultancy Services Annual Customer Service Survey Results

Celebrating Service Excellence At Minerva Procurement Consultancy Services, we are thrilled to announce the results of our Annual Customer Service Survey, conducted in conjunction with National Customer Service Week. This year’s survey yielded fantastic feedback from our valued clients, and we couldn’t be more delighted to share the results with you including a very special

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How To Make Your School Stand Out From The Crowd

Communitas PR is a marketing communications consultancy working exclusively in the education sector both in the UK and internationally. Director Ken Stevens has designed and led on a number of whole-school launches and website developments for Mayesbrook Park School, as well as South Bank Engineering UTC , Barking and Dagenham School Improvement Service (BDSIP) and The Lion Academy Trust. In

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Your IT Audit: What You Must Do, What You Should Do and What You Could Do

IT is a massive area and understanding what you need to audit and how you should go about it is equally massive. In this blog, Neil Limbrick uses his considerable expertise to help you focus your attention on the areas you should be concentrating on and signposts some of the resources that can really help you.

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Minerva and B1G1 – Working With Our Clients To Make A Positive Contribution To Society

Our aim at Minerva is to ensure that we provide an excellent service and make a big difference to our clients.
However, we also feel that we should be making a bigger difference to the wider world.

Read how we are working on our client’s behalf with B1G1 to make this a reality.

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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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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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GUEST BLOG: Catering Service Challenges – Food Inflation & Recruitment

You will know, from your weekly shop, that food prices are soaring and there is no chance of this stopping any time soon. A perfect storm of Brexit, Covid and the war in Ukraine has contributed to this ever worsening situation. How is this impacting our school meals and what we can do to work together to manage the situation and minimise the impact?

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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.

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