From the magazine: Batten down the hatches

8th January 2019

Schools are hives of activity; with so many people traversing the school campus daily – students, staff, contractors, visitors – it can be difficult to keep track of who’s who and, importantly, who’s onsite. Help [read more]

The power of procurement

20th November 2018

Despite all the changes in school business leadership, the concepts about buying wisely can still be overruled by buying habitually ISBL offers several specialist training programmes, including training in finance (CIPFA), HR (CIPD), estates (CIPFA) [read more]

From the magazine; Shaving off the pounds

5th November 2018

Do you find shaving off the pounds a rewarding activity? Knowing these essential procurement tricks well help you maximise savings. For October’s issue of Education Executive, independent procurement consultant Naomi Clews, of Naomi Clews Consultancy Ltd, shared [read more]

10 ways to spend less on recruitment this term

26th September 2018

A new school term and two new national purchasing recruitment frameworks signalled the opportunity for schools to stretch their recruitment budgets further. Independent procurement consultant, Naomi Clews, from Naomi Clews Consultancy Ltd., provides her top [read more]

Is your procurement fit for purpose?

7th March 2018

‘Every penny counts’ – a familiar jingle that holds very true in the education sector. As schools walk the financial tightrope being procurement-savvy has never been more important. Marie Cahalane explores how SBMs can really [read more]

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