Reducing the Pressure for Free School Meals
Thursday March 20th, 2014
The implementation of universal free school meals is only a few months away and many schools are beginning to feel the pressure. Head teachers and caterers have established that acquiring new or additional catering facilities is essential. With budget restrictions already putting pressure on many schools, purchasing the necessary equipment is just not possible.
Dawsonrentals consistently receive a high number of enquiries from educational establishments, regarding the procurement of catering facilities or equipment on a rental basis. It is impossible to predict how many pupils will take up free school meals, making schools and councils reluctant to purchase catering equipment outright. Dawsonrentals have been supporting many schools by creating a flexible, complete solution that enables them to acquire catering equipment in a feasible way, avoiding financial and logistical implications.
Making monthly rental payments for catering equipment allows schools to control their budget and eliminate residual value risk. With maintenance and 24 hour service and support included, caterers have peace of mind in knowing they will not receive any unexpected costs or expensive call-out charges.
Long-term rental is a sustainable cost effective solution and allows caterers to upgrade equipment. Short-term rental can benefit schools that require additional equipment whilst waiting for funds to become available or refurbishments/ expansions to be completed.
Dawsonrentals have 30 years' experience in supplying and installing to the education sector. Our dedicated project managers ensure all expectations are met and have access to top-branded suppliers with high quality equipment utilised by schools worldwide.
Is your school preparing for Universal Infant Free School Meals? Contact us to see how we can help.