Save Money with More Informed Print Solutions

Achieve great results, save money and help the environment
with effective print solutions

Over the last decade the UK printing industry has undergone huge change that has delivered significant benefits for educational establishments. Such transformations have:

  • increased efficiency levels resulting in lower turn-around times
  • more customer service focused resulting in a greater selection of print solutions
  • increased cost savings
  • a more environmentally friendly and sustainable option

Now is a great time to consider reviewing print options (January 2020). With Brexit closing in we are potentially going to see a reduction in paper prices which most suppliers won’t pass on to you, the end user.

The Beattie Partnership is passionate in helping educational establishments improve their print operations while generating ongoing cost savings.

In our experience, most educational establishments are able to achieve all of the above benefits through a timely review and procurement of print solutions.

Ignore the trap that “paper is not environmentally friendly”

The print and paper industry now delivers environmental credentials and benefits that many other industries cannot and never will be able to. Long gone are the dangerous chemicals, over use of energy and use of unsustainable resources for paper.

Myth – paper is bad for the environment

Fact – paper is one of the few truly sustainable products

Paper is based on wood, a natural and renewable material. As young trees grow they absorb CO2 from the atmosphere. Furthermore, as a wood product, paper also continues to store carbon throughout its lifetime.

The paper industry has a number of respected certification schemes ensuring the paper you use has come from a sustainable forest source. The two most recognisable certifications are the Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) and the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC™).

By using paper and print solutions in your daily operations and marketing, you can keep costs down, help the environment and improve efficiency.

How we can help you save money

Our print specialists have years of experience in saving money and improving return on investment for education establishments across the country.

One such expert, Keith Copestake, has spent his whole working career in and around the print manufacturing industry. He has helped education establishments harness the latest and most suitable technology to realise significant cost savings.

Two notable examples include:

A College in Wiltshire with a spend of £120,000 and a saving of 37%

A London-based Prep School with a £21,000 spend and a saving of 59.5%

We understand the vagaries of print, the decisions about size, quantity materials and what the most effective way of using the suppliers available.

Why should you act now?

Print operations are always a costly business, not only for schools but any business, and with current changes on the horizon such as Brexit, we are anticipating a reduction in paper prices. The question remains however, is whether these savings will reach you?
With that in mind, there has never been a better time for us to review your spend and advise you as to whether there are savings to be made.

With our print specialist recently securing savings of just under 60% for a Prep School in London, we are in a position to utilise the latest and most effective technology to determine whether such savings can be made for you.

Who we are

We are market leaders in valuing educational sites for business rates and Council Tax purposes, working closely with the Valuation Office Agency within a small invited team of surveyors to determine a framework to reduce the rateable values for our clients.

What we stand for

Over many years, we have enhanced our expertise in the education sector, often pushing the boundaries of traditional rating practice, to obtain results that many other practices just didn’t even think of. We are constantly thinking of new and innovative ways to save our clients’ money.

How can we help?

If you are a school with a rates bill, receiving mandatory relief or not, and/or if you are paying Council Tax particularly as a boarding school, we would welcome the opportunity to review your spends on a ‘no obligation’ basis.