The Enquire Learning Trust is an academy trust, with 30 schools based around the North East, Yorkshire and Humberside.
The Trust works collaboratively with other academies and the schools local to them, striving to provide “extraordinary learning experiences” to the children attending their academies. Their goal is to create a vibrant learning culture for students to excel in.
The Trust wanted to save money by leveraging economies of scale. They required a a contract that provided internet connectivity and telephony services trust-wide.
As well as cost savings, this would also ensure that the trust was run as one large network, with telephony that ensured the academies could contact each other efficiently. In addition, they also required storage space in a data facility to host their applications.
Aspire provided colocation in their tier 3, ISO27001 datacentre at Heworth Hall, hosted firewalls, and leased lines for a 30-site Wireless Area Network. The company also set up hosted telephony on the industry leading Mitel platform and utilised their own bespoke SIP trunking. This enabled free calls between multiple academies and Enquire Learning Trust sites.
Through this, Enquire Learning Trust realised a 6 figure cost saving. Up to date, market-leading technology was also installed across the trust.
What the client says:
Brett Webster, Director of Information Technology at Enquire Learning Trust, said, “Enquire Learning Trust partnered with Aspire Technology Solutions to deliver telephony and Internet services across all our academies. We required Aspire to provide them with interconnectivity between each academy, over a high-speed network. We also required state of the art communications in each academy too.
“The project management of both aspects of our solution has been superb. It has met and exceeded all expectations thus far. Support and technical expertise has been available when required, and any issue has been resolved speedily. We’re half way in our roll out schedule and if the second half of the work goes as smoothly as the first half, then I will be very happy.”