Local Authority & Education
As I am sure you are aware the financial future for schools is going to be increasingly difficult for the foreseeable future. Budgets are being cut and resources stretched, everyone is being asked to do more, with less, both in the private and public sectors.
As a building business with a long history of working with schools, we know just how much pressure you are under and how careful you need to be with your purse strings. The core of our clientele are schools and over the years we have built up long working relationships with many local schools. We build a relationship with a school and work with you so that what you envisage being carried out within your particular budget is actually carried out. Our business is continually being asked by schools to carry out many projects for a certain budget, sometimes this can be very challenging but we try our best to allow schools to achieve the results they desire so that all parties are happy at the end of the day. The school has got the project done they require, we have been able to carry out the work and hopefully, we have built a relationship with that education facility who will return to us when they require further work.
Although the majority of work we do for schools we do through a third-party agent, we are also more than happy to do work directly for schools.
Samuel Sheldon Ltd has been fortunate enough in recent years to have carried out hundreds of large projects at almost every local school. Although we often set some very challenging timescales for many of the projects we are involved in at schools – as in other public sector projects – we understand the importance of deadlines to a school facility.
Over the years we have built up a very highly experienced and organised team who can not only get the job done on time but to a high standard but can also develop an efficient and professional working relationship with the many people often involved in these projects. We understand that a teacher’s job is to teach, not to run around after builders – which is why our experience of working in schools is so important when it comes to allowing them to function properly during the work. We will work both with and around a school, leaving it free to carry on doing what it does best. Although the vast majority of work we do for schools is organised through a project manager or design service, we are fully able to organise and carry out more minor works for schools ourselves.