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Mainstream are pleased to announce that we have been successfully awarded a place on HES’ Brokerage Service framework for Telephony Services.

One of just four companies on the framework, this promises to strengthen Mainstreams presence in the education market. “Schools can be difficult to approach directly”, explains Katrina Iddon, Mainstream Sales Manager, “but we already have a large number of school clients gained over the years. Schools will speak to one another and we often gain new clients through recommendation, but it also requires hard work and persistence.  We know school budgets are under pressure more now than ever, so if we can help them find ways to cut costs, while providing a good service then that has to be a good thing.”

Katrina continues, “This is a great win for Mainstream as we only started looking for telephony tenders recently. As more schools have moved to be Academies and Multi-Academy trusts, they are increasingly using tendering services like this one, to ensure best value solutions, and we needed to make sure we were visible in these spaces. We are on the lookout for more tenders and hope to continue this initial success.”

This framework provides a council approved marketplace for schools as part of the HES Brokerage Service, for Havering and surrounding areas to use when they need to make purchases or review their existing services. Schools using the service can be assured that the vendors involved have been vetted and approved, for a period of 3 years. With more than 85 schools currently accessing the HES Brokerage, more schools are expected to join to enjoy the benefit.

Shola Omogbehin, Head of Education Traded Services, said, “We are delighted to welcome Mainstream Digital onto the telephony framework as an approved supplier. We take all suppliers through a robust procurement and vetting process to ensure our schools get a reliable and value for money service. We look forward to working with Mainstream Digital in the future.”

Based in Cirencester with 24/7/365 customer support, Mainstream Digital has been in business for over 25 years, and specialises in providing telephone systems, lines, broadband connections, mobile phones and system maintenance for schools and businesses throughout the south of England and across the UK through their distributor network. Contact us here >>> or call 0800 169 4055

About HES
HES (formerly Havering Education Services) is London Borough of Havering’s commercial brand of services to education establishments. Offering a host of services including support, consultancy and CPD, HES works with schools in Havering and across the South East to achieve positive outcomes for children and young people.

For more information, visit HES’ website at or follow @HES_orguk.

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