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National academy contract awarded by TET

Published 17th October, 2017 by Neil Nixon

National academy contract awarded by TET

Eric Wright Professional Services, Eric Wright FM’s dedicated education property management and maintenance offering, has won a national contract to deliver education property services for Tauheedul Education Trust (TET). The national contract is worth around £180,000 over two years, with the potential to extend for another two years and the opportunity for additional project work.

TET is a mixed multi-academy trust that runs both faith-based and non-faith primary and secondary schools. The contract covers all of the TET schools which consist of 18 academies across the region in Preston, Bolton, Blackburn, Blackpool, Manchester, and Bradford as well as three schools in Birmingham and three in London. A further academy conversion is also currently underway in Birmingham, taking the total number of TET schools to 19.

Eric Wright Professional Services will deliver consultancy advice, reactive maintenance and help the academies to access existing or newly created maintenance and service contracts. The team will also support TET in complying with legislation, statutory and good practice, thus ensuring a consistent and efficient approach to property management across its estate, and undertake property condition surveys throughout the contract term.

Drew Hird, head of professional services at Eric Wright, said: “We are delighted to be providing our experienced team to support with TET’s estate management requirements. TET has a large estate portfolio across the country, and the Trust decided to bring in Eric Wright Professional Services in order to assist the estate mangers and bring consistency across the estate. We’ve a knowledgeable team that works collaboratively with clients to make the most of their resources and address their property requirements in line with their priorities. We’re a RICS member company backed by the knowledge and resources of the Eric Wright Group, ensuring that clients like TET can be completely confident of service standards and expertise across everything we do.”

Head of estates at TET, Helen Olive, said: “As the Trust grows, it’s essential for us to have a clearer understanding of estates issues across all our schools and academies. Working with Eric Wright will make a huge difference, enabling us to take a more consistent approach to estates management as part of our estates strategy, and to offer greater support to individual schools helping them comply with necessary legislation.”

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