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Leonardo goes back to school

Published 3rd September, 2015 by Neil Nixon

Leonardo goes back to school

Stamford Endowed Schools consists of four distinguished private schools based in the historic Lincolnshire town. For boys, there is Stamford School, founded in 1532, whilst Stamford High is the equivalent for girls, founded in 1877. There is also a co-educational junior school, primary school, and a sixth form college.

Proudly claiming to develop young people who are 'rounded and grounded', the school recently reviewed the procurement of its washroom dispensing towel and tissue provision. Recognising that this was potentially a big investment across all four sites and with the further need to provide for both boarders and day pupils, it decided that it needed some first class advice and support.

Contacting CCL, a Cambridge-based supplier of washroom and janitorial products and services, it discussed the requirements in detail. School day routines mean that there are regular periods of high usage, so there must be sufficient dispensers to meet the demands to ensure that hand hygiene standards are maintained. The dispensers need to be easy to fit to cause minimum disruption to beautiful old buildings and, of course, they must be easy to monitor and maintain.

CCL talked to the Leonardo national sales team, part of Northwood, and together they formulated a proposition that was accepted by Stamford Endowed Schools and the installation was carried out. The dispensers have contributed to the creation of modern and hygienic washroom environments that have encouraged tidiness and discouraged waste. It has also generated a 15% reduction in cost when compared to the previous regime that used folded towels. The mechanical hands free presentation of a single sheet has discouraged unnecessary over-usage and the reported reduction in overflowing bins has made life a lot easier for the maintenance staff.

This is not the first time that CCL and Leonardo have teamed up to provide innovative and practical solutions to the needs of educational establishments. Their previous experience of working together in the sector was at Cambridge University's Sidney Sussex College. There the success of that initial installation may be judged by the fact that CCL has recently fitted Leonardo dispensing in the college's newest accommodation block. Testament to a fine outcome first time round!

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