Principles met

  • We will develop systems that enable citizens to be equal partners in designing and commissioning public services and in determining the use of public resources.
  • We will promote community-based approaches to economic development that focus on supporting the creation of jobs, social enterprises and other businesses and providing an environment for co-operative and mutual enterprises to thrive.
  • We will embrace innovation in how we work with local communities to drive positive change.
  • We will capture and ‘expand’ the experience and learning from individual projects and approaches in order to encourage broader application of co-operative principles within individual member Councils and across the Network.
  • We will support the development of a framework and criteria for social value, giving substance to the concept and supporting Councils with the tools to ensure better local social and economic outcomes.

Your Coop Business Solutions approached Heart Academy Trust via a tendering process to deliver a combined refresh/upgrade of their Connectivity and WIFI Access Points via a single supplier. 

HEART consists of 5 sites which are 3 Primary Schools, 1 Secondary School, and 1 Head Office.  The requirement encompassed improved Speeds for their sites, a failover line, and required less Supplier intervention and more Customer authorisation enabling them to make changed to their web filtering.  In addition, and part of the project the trust required a complete refresh of their Access Points as the current ones were becoming end of life.

We are proud to announce that the successful collaboration between HEART Academies Trust and Your Coop Business Solutions has resulted in a pioneering Sustainability and Procurement Shared Services initiative. This new joint venture reflects a commitment to reshape the landscape of sustainability and procurement practices, across education and the entire UK public sector.

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