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School Supplies Service Ltd

Anyone had any dealings with them? Had a call Thursday from an unknown number from Aaron, found a bit pushy. Trying to sign me up for a school book that would go out to all the smaller independent schools on the region who apparently because of their size don't use LA/larger contractors.Basically had found me and a load of other contractors in the area who he was working through. Apparently two others were interested and would come back to him before the end of the day.Now the bit which really put me off was when he he said you have to sign up now to secure being the only contractor for grounds maintenance in the region.

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    Even if they are legitimate there selling techniques need sorting out.

    For some reason there website seems a bit off to me. I personally wouldn't go with them.

  • He's selling you an advert in a magazine that won't be read. Don't ever consider it.

  • PRO

    James, you know from a Hub thread that we do some schools and I believe we have been approached by this company before.

    I spoke to a couple of contacts in our schools who had never heard of them and suggested they are like several other 'service' supplies companies that try to get in between contractors/client relationship.

    Not saying they "don't" do "some" business but there is a 'cost' to you to be part of it. Be aware of what that cost is.....

    We don't, nor never would we use such a company.

    Proceed 'eyes wide open'....

  • Don't spend your hard earned money with this company. If you are looking for school contracts then write to all the schools in your target area and offer your services.

  • PRO

    Another similar company is also registered at same companies house address trading as:

    DotGov Supplies and Services: Public Sector E-Procurement Ltd, registered in England and Wales with company number 4619918. VAT registration number GB 834-3557-21. Registered office: Meriden House, 6, Great Cornbrow, Halesowen, West Midlands, B63 3AB

    and has similar "Directors" (albeit one has now 'retired')

    Lots of info about on other contractor forums for you to read and make your decision ;-)
  • Absolutely agree with Dan. A friend of mine had his own company several years ago. He signed up for this type of "magazine" that would have a print run of 50,000 and be getting sent to "target" businesses in the north west. The rush to get you to sign up is the same technique they used on him, "your going to be the only (insert business type here) in the magazine so you will have a captive audience" baloney.the upshot was £500 down and no work to show for it. gut instinct is AVOID,AVOID!

    Dan Frazer Gardening said:

    He's selling you an advert in a magazine that won't be read. Don't ever consider it.

  • I had done some searching and not found very much of the good!! I certainly won't be spending £240 with them!! I will be writing to some of my local schools especially the smaller one's!!!
  • Agree. a much cheaper option and likely to be much more successful.

    briggsandscrapem said:

    Don't spend your hard earned money with this company. If you are looking for school contracts then write to all the schools in your target area and offer your services.

  • PRO

    One place smaller schools do go to for 'trades' is the Trading Standards BWC scheme for obvious reasons :-)

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