The Institute of School Business Leadership (ISBL) 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.
Community Leisure UK is the members’ association that specialises in charitable trusts delivering public leisure and culture services across the UK. Community Leisure UK champion and protect the trust model by enabling networking and knowledge sharing with peers and external stakeholders. The Association raises awareness of their existence by representing members, promoting their work nationally and facilitating best practice amongst the membership.
Achilles deliver 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.
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.
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.
Springboard promote careers in the hospitality, leisure and tourism industry showcasing it as a vibrant, dynamic and great place to work and so improve its image as an employer of choice. In doing so, they help attract new talent to address skills shortages within the industry and raise funds for the vital work of the Charity. They support their Business Partners with cost effective solutions to support Human Resource (HR) or Corporate Social Responsibly (CSR) priorities.
AIR are a group of like-minded owners/ operators of independent Hospitality Businesses. They exist to develop the effectiveness, profitability and competitive advantage of each of their businesses within the 21st century marketplace. They are about Mutual support, sharing expertise, creating financial and professional service benefits.
Established in 1994 HIT Scotland 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.
Stark 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.
The National Trainers Federation 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.
The Orion Farming Group 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.
‘The Catholic Independent Schools’ Conference 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.