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Minerva's 'Practical Procurement Webinars'

“Minerva’s practical procurement webinars continue to provide great tips to help with purchasing products and services, they’re excellent!”                                                            Roger Walker, Director of Operations, Notting Hill & Ealing High School 

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Webinar Recordings

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Academy Update Webinar - Value for Money - July 2017

Maximising funding is a crucial part of ensuring success at your academy. Making sure that you are minimising the costs associated with the running of your school will help you to maximise the resources available for educating your pupils. During this webinar, run by James Cowper Kreston, Lorraine answered the following questions:

What sort of areas am I most likely to make savings?
What is the new Selection Questionnaire and how does that fit into OJEU?
How do I go about obtaining value for money and where do I get help?
How could we work together with other academies to get better value for money?

Speakers: Mike Farwell, Partner at James Cowper Kreston and Lorraine Ashover, Director at Minerva Procurement Consultancy Services Limited

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Hosted Telephony Services - what is it and should I have it?! - 28 June 2017

We're joined for this month's webinar by Richard Scott, Hosted Telephony Specialist at Focus, who will be telling us everything we need to know about hosted telephony services, including:

What is VoIP and Hosted Telephony?
When should I consider a Hosted Phone System?
Will it save me money?

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Can entrepreneurs save education? - 31 May 2017

We're joined for this month's webinar by Ryan Green from Pebble, who will be guiding us through some principles of income generation:

1. Understand where entrepreneurs can be found and harnessed for your school
2. Explore the skills needed to be successful at income generation
3. Learn what organisational culture is needed for entrepreneurs to thrive

Income generation specialists Pebble have been working in the education sector for 25 years. They go beyond traditional fundraising by teaching and supporting school leaders in developing business skills such as marketing and entrepreneurship. The team at Pebble can help your school generate additional income by setting up community focused charitable and commercial activities. Pebble encourage new ways of thinking about income generation and give schools the knowledge, tools and support needed to make a real, tangible difference to the lives of children and young people.

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General Data Protection Regulation - key issues for schools - 26 April 2017

This 'Practical Procurement Webinar' covers the General Data Protection Regulation, which replaces the Data Protection Act in May 2018. Karen Harrison, Partner at Knights will talk you though how it will impact your school, and what you need to do to prepare.

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Grounds Management – What is it and what are the benefits? - March 2017

Myles Laving and James Bourgeois from Gavin Jones will be talking about the following topics:

• Grounds Management vs Grounds Maintenance.
• What is a Landscape Management Plan and what are the advantages?
• How can you increase Pitch Quality Standards?
• How can you increase the carrying capacity on your pitches and why is it so important?
• What’s in a soil sample?

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Water, water everywhere... - November 2016

This month's 'Practical Procurement Webinar' is all about water, in particular the deregulation of the water market in April 2017. We will be joined by Greg Shelton from WaterWatch UK who will explain what will be happening, and what you need to do to ensure the best rates for your school.

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Business Rates Reviews - October 2016

Paul Giness from The Beattie Partnership talks us through the 2017 Business Rates review and how it will affect schools.

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A risky business?! - June 2016

This month's 'Practical Procurement Webinar' covered the 'dreaded' topic of health and safety and we were joined by Nick Wilson, Director of Health & Safety Services at Ellis Whittam.

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E-Invoicing made simple! - April 2016

This month's 'Practical Procurement Webinar' covered e-invoicing, and we were joined by Shabaz Mohammed and Franco Scannella from Pelican Procurement Services.

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Print Management Software - January 2016

This month's 'Practical Procurement Webinar' covered print management software, and the savings that can be made. We had Steve Moody from Canon who will talked us through the options and answered your questions.

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Buckle Up!

If you want to learn about the legislation surrounding driving licences and whether to buy or lease, then this webinar is for you!

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8 ways to cut your costs by 10%!

This webinar gives you 8 ways to cut your costs by 10%.

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(Un)certainty with interest rates (Money doesn't grow on trees)

A review of the current economic climate and it’s likely impact on interest rates for borrowers and savers.

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Radioing in for backup.

Blackstone Security help you with your disaster planning and emergency management plan.

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En-light-ening you with new initiatives!

An update on the current energy market and new initiatives.

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Business Rate Bonanza!

If you find this topic tax-ing spend 30 minutes watching this webinar.

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EXTRA! EXTRA! Tweet all about it!

Get your face out of that book, stop watching the birds twitter and
get linked in with everyone else.

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Press on with printing

Taking you from front cover to back cover on procuring your printing.

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Quality Coaches or Casual Cowboys?

The A to B of pupil transport. This webinar will "drive" you in the right direction to great pupil transport procurement.

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A Nightmare on Photocopier Lease Street!

The real horror story of photocopier lease agreements.

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Stationary stationery costs

Everything that you need to know to keep your stationery costs low and how to stop the staff from purchasing the expensive branded products.

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Broadband 101

Broadband can be a minefield so luckily for you, we have an expert
to gently introduce those that are not so au fait with the topic.

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A sprinkling of H2O

How to ensure that your water bills are charged correctly and details of water audits.

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A boost of energy!

Understanding the energy market & benefits of using a broker

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What a load of rubbish

What to look for in a service, typical waste generated by schools and new regulations in Scotland.

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Scrub-a-dub-dub

Tupe's in the tub - Cleaning Webinar

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Ringing the changes!

How to get best value on your telephony

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The Energy Efficiency Opportunity

Plus how to avoid big mistakes on major projects.

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Are you sitting comfortably?

Sit back, relax, and we'll furnish you with all the details of procuring school furniture.

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Fixing Your Oil Price

Solutions for schools

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