By 18th April 2018 No Comments

North Yorkshire

“TGE Solutions carried out a Telecom Audit for both of my schools and this resulted in a substantial saving on our phone lines.  The whole procedure was easy and painless and I would definitely recommend them” Gwen Burn, School Business Manager, Mill Hill Community Primary School, Northallerton

“TGE undertook a telecoms audit for our school which resulted in us saving in the region of £1,000.00 per annum on our previous telephone bills.  The service was excellent and the move to a different telecoms supplier was a seamless transition.” Sara Pennock, School Business Manager, Bedale Church of England Primary School, Bedale

“TGE Solutions have delivered a professional, time and money saving service to our school that has been simple and rewarding to be part of.  An excellent service.” Yvette Scott, Administration Officer, Leeming RAF CP School, Gatenby, Northallerton

“Very easy and pain free way to save on your telephone bills. I would recommend TGE solutions.”  Kath Alderson, School Business Manager, BAWB Federation, Askrigg VC Primary School, Leyburn

“TGE Solutions assisted us in procuring a replacement telephone system and we couldn’t be happier with the results. The costs analysis and equipment breakdown were excellent and quotes were provided only from their trusted tried and tested suppliers which gave us reassurance that we wouldn’t be let down, mis-sold or hit with hidden charges. We would highly recommend using TGE solutions.” Stephen Brade, IT Manager, Settle College, Skipton

“As an Academy School we are committed to ensuring that we get value for money on all products and services that we purchase. Following a recommendation, we employed TGE Solutions to carry out an audit of our telecoms estate. We were amazed by the results of the audit, immediate savings of over £2,500 per year were found and recommendations on how we could make further cost savings in the future were provided. We believed that we already had competitive contracts in place, it just goes to show the benefits of employing a company like TGE Solutions.” Clare Dowson, Finance Manager, Yorkshire Causeway Schools Trust/ St Aidans CE High School, Harrogate

“Following recommendations from other schools we opted to use the knowledge and experience provided by TGE Solutions. Our aim was to better understand our current telecoms position and what to do at the time of renewal across various telecoms contracts. TGE Solutions lived up to our expectations on all levels and saved us a considerable amount of time and money in the process. I can highly recommend their services to other schools.” Roberto Lorusso, Project Manager, Rossett School, Harrogate

“TGE Solutions carried out a cost saving audit for three schools in our multi academy trust, the audit looked at our phone lines, mobiles and telephone system maintenance. We were delighted not only with the findings which resulted in cost savings of more than £5,000.00 per year but the way in which Phil dealt with the whole process.” John Mungovin, Site and Facilities Manager, Harrogate Grammar School

“TGE Solutions completed a telecoms audit for us and although we are only a small primary school with two telephone lines they still managed to find us yearly savings. Apart from supplying a copy of your telephone bill there is no work to be done, it is all done for you!” Sharon Langton, Bursar, Darley Community Primary School, Harrogate

“TGE solutions offered a fantastic service and we saved a substantial amount for our federation – I would highly recommend them.” Ang Lumley, Business and Governance Manager, St Cuthbert’s and Fountains Earth CE Primary Schools, Harrogate

“Phillip was a pleasure to work with and stayed in touch throughout the whole process, ensuring we were totally happy with our chosen solution. I would highly recommend TGE Solutions if you’re looking to procure a new telephone system.” Alison Lonsdale, School Business Manager, The Federation of Holy Trinity C of E Schools, Ripon

“Following an audit by TGE Solutions we are able to save money on a monthly basis.  The assistance given to achieve this was both professional and friendly. Thank you.” Caroline Maher, Administrator, Markington CE Primary School, Markington, Harrogate

“The Telecoms Audit that TGE carried out for the schools in The Ryedale Federation was extremely helpful and identified areas for savings that we would not have identified ourselves. Phil was very knowledgeable and the audit was conducted quickly and professionally and a report was produced for each school which was easy to understand and very transparent. I would have no hesitation in recommending TGE to other schools.” Helen Coulthard, Finance Director, The Ryedale Federation, Beadlam

“We approached TGE Solutions because we were looking to save some money on our telephone bills and line rental. TGE Solutions helped us by listening carefully to our needs and offering suggestions of things that were available in the telecoms markets. For us the result was a cost saving on both our telephone calls and line rentals. We found the experience of working with Phil and TGE Solutions simple and very easy. In fact we were so pleased we went back to Phil to assist us in purchasing a new telephone system for the school. We would recommend Phil and TGE Solutions to anyone who is looking to save money or improve their current telecommunication package.” Anne Lealman, PA to the Headteacher & Office Manager, Welburn Hall School, Kirkbymoorside

“Following our telecom audit by Phil from TGE Solutions we now have a telephone system that works for our federated schools. Phil handled the whole process from initial visits to both sites, through the audit and evaluation process. We have worked with the new telecommunications company recommended by TGE Solutions to create a system that works seamlessly. I would highly recommend TGE Solutions to guide you through the process of creating a new system or looking at potential cost savings for your business.” Laura Waller, School Business Manager, Sherburn CE VC Primary School/ Luttons Community Primary School, The Wolds and Vale Federation

“TGE Solutions not only provided excellent, professional service to our school but the procurement process they completed on our behalf has saved us over £6000 per year.” Tracey Shaw, Business Manager, Graham School, Scarborough

“TGE Solutions did what they said they would do. They halved our annual telephone costs. An effective after-sales service that is genuine and not pushy”- Nigel Penn, Business Manager, Scalby Learning Trust, Scarborough

“TGE Solutions identified a 40% cost saving on line rental and calls in our audit.  The transfer from our old provider was seamless with TGE handling everything on our behalf.  I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them!” Michelle Appleby, Business Manager, Barrowcliff School, Scarborough

“TGE solutions carried out an audit of our telephone line and call costs recently.  The whole process was so easy and problem free from start to finish.  We were delighted that they managed to save us a significant amount of money, at a time when it is most needed!” Sarah Read, Business Manager, Hemingbrough CP School, Selby

“TGE Solutions assisted our five schools in Yorkshire Collaborative Academy Trust (YCAT) to procure new broadband, firewall and filtering contracts. To ensure that our schools remain compliant TGE Solutions only sourced pricing from education specific Internet Service Providers. TGE’s detailed report enabled us to easily compare the different providers and their solutions. We have now successfully procured new contracts at competitive prices.  TGE’s support and advice was invaluable throughout the process.” Jane O’Gara, Chief Financial Officer, YCAT

“TGE Solutions had previously helped us with a couple of telecoms projects, having been delighted with their previous work we recruited their services again when our broadband contract came up for renewal. Their knowledge of the market saved us both time and money, enabling us to procure a new Leased Line, Firewall and Web Filtering solution that was far superior to our old setup at a greatly reduced price. I would happily recommend their services to any school.” Nigel Penn, Finance Director, Scalby School, Scarborough

“Several schools within our Trust were approaching the end date for their broadband contracts and we wanted to move to a single supplier that could help with both these schools and the wider Trust. To assist us with finding a suitable supplier who could implement an appropriate solution which could manage the Trust’s existing and future needs, we engaged the services of TGE Solutions.

TGE Solutions helped us engage with suppliers and request pricing as well as providing a detailed report, recommending companies to shortlist, and helping us select a preferred supplier. TGE Solutions independence and advice helped ensure that we selected the supplier who was best able to implement the solution we desired at the best price possible and I wouldn’t hesitate to use them again.” David Burns, Network Services Manager, Red Kite Learning Trust


“As the Finance Director at Huntington School in York, I have to manage tight budgets and any cost savings that can be found can always be put to good use elsewhere within the school.  Phillip Allum from TGE Solutions was able to tell us very quickly whether we could cut costs on our telephone bills and line rentals. We agreed that no action was required regarding our existing telephone system or maintenance contract but even so Phillip was able to find cost savings in excess of £2,100. Phillip has stayed in touch and when we decided to transfer our lines and calls to a cheaper provider, he was able to help with the process. Phillip gave us straightforward and uncomplicated advice, demonstrating good knowledge and experience within the telecoms market.  He has saved us a considerable amount of time and money and I have already recommended him to other schools in York.” Jonathan Meehan, Finance Director, Huntington School, York

“ Although we are proactive in reviewing our contracts, TGE still managed to find us great savings” Sue Keeble, School Business Manager, Fulford School, York

“Fantastic service, hassle free and happy to cater for our needs. A great end product, highly recommended.” Helen Feather, Administrator, Helmsley Community Primary School, Helmsley, York

“TGE Solutions carried out a Telecom Audit for my school and this resulted in a substantial saving on our telephone.  The whole procedure was easy and painless and I would definitely recommend them.” Lorraine Hugill, School Bursar, Gillamoor CE VC Primary School, Gillamoor, York

“As a school trying to save money on utilities, we sought the help of TGE Solutions to help reduce our monthly bills. They explored various different tariffs and explained in simple terms what our best options were. We are now saving money and the service we received was worth every penny.” Leigh Carr, Office Manager, Boroughbridge Primary School


“TGE Solutions came to our school to look at our current provisions and how they could help us.  At the forefront of the entire process was the school’s needs.  In the days of ever decreasing budgets this service has identified savings which could then be invested into teaching and learning subsequently improving the life chances of our children.”  Lesley Burton, Business Manager, St. John’s CE Primary School, Dawson Lane, Bradford  

“Following on from a presentation at our local SBM conference, Phil from TGE came out to our school and we undertook a cost saving audit. They looked at our system and how we could save on calls. TGE arranged the tenders and advised on which would be best for our school. The company chosen installed the system very efficiently and we are already seeing massive savings on our previous BT bills. TGE were very helpful and professional in their approach. Thank you for the calm process.” Denise Emptage, Business Manager, Parkland Primary School, Bradford

“Phil from TGE Solutions supported the school with both the telephone procurement service and the cost saving audit and all I can say is wow! Phil is very knowledgeable and was a fantastic partner in supporting the needs of the school. He provided a hassle free thorough service. He was always at the end of the telephone to help and is efficient, reliable and extremely friendly. We were delighted with the service we received and would not hesitate in recommending him to anyone. Through Phil’s work we have already seen some huge cost savings.” Louise Hurley, School Business Manager, St. Stephen’s Primary School, Bradford

“TGE carried out a friendly, professional telecom audit on our school and were able to reduce our costs significantly.  Their service was extremely thorough and pain free.  We now have a fantastic new telephone system and our call costs have reduced by £1000 per year.  We would encourage any school to use TGE to discover the potential savings to be made.” Kate Crotty, Low Moor C.E Primary School, Bradford

“TGE solutions have made the process of transferring telephone suppliers very straightforward and they did all the work for us to find the provider who could offer us the best deal whilst saving us money.  I would encourage other schools to look into the service they provide.” Rachel Partovi, School Business Manager, Brackenhill Primary School, Bradford

South Yorkshire

“TGE Offers a fast, friendly and thoughtful process. Various options are considered and explained, allowing schools to make an informed decision on which money saving option to proceed with. I would highly recommend TGE for an efficient and thorough service. Many Thanks!” Kerry Gagen, Business Manager, Corpus Christi Federation, Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School, Goldthorpe, St Helen’s Catholic Primary School, Barnsley and St Michael & All Angels Catholic Primary School, Barnsley

“We are a small infant school and so any savings that we can make are so important.  TGE Solutions looked at what we had and what we needed with regards to our telecoms and managed to save us a total of £1,879 per year, which is a saving of 87%!!  The service we received from start to finish was fantastic and the after care is also wonderful.  A special thanks to Phil for his patience and help throughout the process.”  Gemma Marson, School Business Manager, Rawmarsh Ryecroft Infant School, Rotherham

“We joined a group procurement deal with a number of other schools in our area through TGE and have been delighted with the results. It was so easy to do and we were guaranteed to save money, as well as help other schools in our area do the same, so it was a win-win for everyone.” Ruth Oggelsby, Office Manager, Rosehill Junior School, Rawmarsh, Rotherham

West Yorkshire

“We worked with Phil to provide new telecoms solutions at two of our large secondary schools within the Trust. Following an initial audit and subsequent procurement exercise we managed to not only get better and more effective systems, but managed to slash our yearly costs by more than 50%. Throughout the process Phil’s expert knowledge of the telecoms industry has been truly remarkable and was absolutely key in finding the right solution for our academies. I look forward to working with TGE Solutions again in the future.” Sam Bradley, Academy Business Manager, White Rose Academies Trust