ARK Schools’ preferred supplier

Ark is an education charity that exists to make sure that all children, regardless of their background, have access to a great education and real choices in life. In ten years Ark have grown into a network of 35 schools in the UK. The trust were looking for a comprehensive web-based platform to help them manage their lettings. In some schools they wanted to combine the software with support to market and administer the lettings as well. Increasing revenue was a top priority as well as being able to take online payments and provide full transparency.

The software, BookingsPlus, was chosen out of a number of different providers in this specialised market. It was picked for its simplicity and the efficiencies that it bought to the administrative process. As well as it’s ability to generate enquiries from the bespoke hiring website. BookingsGuru, the administration and marketing service is quite unique and offers schools the opportunity to tap into the expertise of the lettings specialist to drive up increases in income.

‘Both the software, BookingsPlus, and the service, BookingsGuru, are innovative solutions helping schools fill the shortfalls in funding. We found that as well as demonstrating a track record in excellent customer service with existing Ark Academy schools, both of these have real potential to make a difference.’

Jason Baldaro, Procurement Manager, Ark