Enabling your collective purchasing power
Bursarnet is based on the simple and effective concept of strength in numbers.
Individual schools find it difficult, time-consuming, and sometimes impossible to achieve better buying terms from suppliers, particularly the larger ones. Many hundreds of schools exercising collective purchasing power represent an altogether more attractive proposition for suppliers of any size and stature.
This is the compelling advantage of Bursarnet. For businesses it offers a chance to gain real traction in a traditionally conservative sector. For schools, it offers an alternative procurement strategy, giving access to attractive discounts.
After launching in early 2013 we now represent just shy of 570 member schools, and 30 different pre-negotiated deals with trusted and vetted partners.
Measuring your operational efficiency KPIs
40-50% of expenditure is typically incurred in areas other than teacher pay. This includes heavy sums on estates, catering, utilities, & IT (inter alia). How efficient is this operational spend in comparison with similar schools?
Our opex benchmarking review examines 30 very granular KPIs, designed to flush out where the most significant opportunities lie in your non-teaching spend. Having now covered over 75 schools the data-set is highly revealing, both to bursars but also increasingly to heads and governors.
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After being educated at Bishop's Stortford College, followed by a gap year commission (SSLC) in the Army, I joined PwC, qualifying as a Chartered Accountant in 1990. I then moved into industry and spent 23 years in a range of finance, operational and commercial roles, working in a number of different countries and industries, culminating as Finance Director of Kingfisher's £2bn emerging markets' division.
Back in 2013, and having experienced the eye-watering cost of of an independent education with my own three children, I launched Bursarnet, convinced that there has to be a way to help the independent sector become more affordable for the next generation.