Powerful Allies is Proud to Support The Institute of School Business Leadership (ISBL). It is the UK’s only professional body for school business professionals and is uniquely dedicated to supporting and building the reputation of the profession. The ISBL aims to shape the expectations of school leadership teams and to set the benchmark for school business excellence, demanding a commitment and desire for continued professional development from members, whilst developing accessible professional career pathways. The institute works with sector stakeholders, who represent the other pillars of the leadership team – Heads and Governors – to drive behavioural change where the importance of business excellence in the running of efficient schools which both maintain and improve pupil outcomes is recognised.
Powerful Allies is an approved partner with the Institute of School Business Leadership, offering ISBL members the provision of Energy Procurement, Monitoring and Audit Service.
Powerful Allies is Proud to Support HIT Scotland. Established in 1994 it has helped those training to enter the industry and those already within, to realise their full potential. This is achieved through bursaries, scholarships, the Emerging Talent conference and other industry initiatives. They also work closely with Further and Higher educational institutions, to encourage and source new talent for the industry by providing bursaries and places on a bespoke student course at Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne. Since their inception, they have awarded over 1,000 emerging talent scholarships and 10,000 bursaries.
Powerful Allies is Proud to Support Achilles. It delivers managed supplier pre-qualification programmes, carry out industry audits, mitigate risks, cleanse supplier data and provide reports and analysis to drive continuous improvement.
They manage, validate and monitor millions of data files but their mission is simple – to deliver commercial benefits, business intelligence and confidence to buyers.
What makes Achilles unique is their communities of buyers and suppliers, who work together to reduce time and effort in pre-qualification and sourcing.
Powerful Allies is Proud to Support Scotland Food & Drink. Established in 2007, is a not-for-profit organisation that has been created to guide food and drink companies of all sizes towards increased profitability. At the same time, their mission is to grow the industry to £16.5 billion by 2017 with a vision to build Scotland’s international reputation as ‘A Land of Food and Drink’. Representing over 500 members, Powerful Allies is working with many of these of all sizes to reduce energy costs.
Powerful Allies is Proud to Support BRITAIN’S LEADING collection of LUXURY and BOUTIQUE HOTELs. Great hospitality is the key to Pride of Britain’s longstanding reputation for excellence in hotel-keeping. The consortium is a not for profit organisation that belongs to its member hotels, a collection of never more than 50 independent, mostly family-owned, luxury hotels in some of the most beautiful locations around the British Isles. Each has its own distinctive style and character but all of them are run by people with a passion for great hospitality, verging on the obsessional. When you book to stay at a Pride of Britain hotel you have the assurance that it has been inspected and approved by its fellow members of the consortium. Many are rejected at the application stage. And if you decide to call our office, your enquiry will be handled by one of a small team of professionals who know the hotels well, can check availability and offer you the best rates.
Powerful Allies is Proud to Support Stark. It helps organisations cut energy costs and change the way people use energy. They combine state of the art metering, reliable data and flexible reporting to give you unparalleled insight into your energy consumption. Their tools are used by over 700 public and private sector organisations. Using timely and accurate data collection you can trust from the top-performing independent data collector and integrator.
Powerful Allies is Proud to Support The National Trainers Federation. It is the primary organisation for UK racehorse trainers holding current licenses issued by the British Horseracing Authority, representing over 500 members. As well as providing instant advice on all key areas within the sport, the NTF retains professional advisers on accountancy, insurance, veterinary matters, property (including commercial rates) and legal affairs. Powerful Allies has presence in all the main areas for training within the UK including Newmarket, Lambourn, and Yorkshire.
Powerful Allies is Proud to Support The Orion Farming Group. It is a farmer owned and controlled buying group whose main aim is to provide a high quality, low cost procurement service for members. The group was formed in 2001 as a result of a merger between Oxfordshire Farm Group and Chesham Farmers. Both these groups had been in existence for over 50 years and had built up an expertise second to none in group buying. Orion now has a combined membership of over 330, spread across the Home and Southern counties and into the South West of England.
Powerful Allies is Proud to Support The Catholic Independent Schools Conference. It is a dynamic and forward thinking family of schools with members in England, Scotland and Ireland. There are 135 schools in CISC, educating over 40,000 pupils from nursery age through to eighteen years of age. A wide variety of schools join CISC, with co-educational, single sex, day, boarding, junior, prep, senior and “all through”. CISC also proudly support ten special schools serving a wide range of complex needs from profound physical disability to visual impairment and autism.
CISC is committed to playing its part in the Mission of the Church in education and, in so doing, developing the next generation of Catholic leaders in all sectors of life. CISC is a charitable organisation with the main beneficiaries being the members and their attendant colleagues.
Powerful Allies is Proud to Support IAPS. It is a schools association with over 660 of the worlds leading prep schools in membership. Schools must reach a very high standard to be eligible for membership, with strict criteria on teaching a broad curriculum, maintaining excellent standards of pastoral care and keeping staff members’ professional development training up to date. Although each of our schools is independent, and has its own ethos, they are all committed to delivering an excellent, well-rounded education to the pupils in their care. We believe that schools should be unfettered by government interference and with fewer financial and other resourcing constraints than state schools, to ensure that their educational provision is tailored to the needs of the individual children.
The Boarding Schools’ Association (BSA) champions boarding and promotes boarding excellence. The BSA represents over 600 independent and state boarding schools in the UK and overseas. BSA services include professional development, government relations, communications, media, publications, conferences and events.
Powerful Allies is Proud to Support The Sustainable Spa Association, a not-for-profit organisation formed to assist spa businesses in implementing successful and profitable, long-term sustainability strategies.
They are a global network of leading spas, spa and wellness suppliers and sustainability leaders, dedicated to making positive change within the spa industry; through education, support and accreditation. The association assists spa and wellbeing businesses around the world in working towards a structured and sustainable business model incorporating the pillars of sustainability; People, Planet and Profit.
Powerful Allies is Proud to Support The Methodist Independent Schools Trust. MIST is responsible for 12 schools, and also actively works with 3 Associated Schools and 3 Affiliated Schools in England and Wales. Most schools in the group are co-educational offering continuity of education for both boys and girls; in addition some schools are for girls only. The majority of schools also offer a boarding education.
Since the founding of Kingswood School by John Wesley in 1748, Methodist Independent Schools have been providing a high quality, rounded and caring education. MIST is an attractive group of schools because it respects the local contexts in which its schools operate, delegating operational control to the schools while offering support, advice and investment centrally.