"The advice and support received from FfS helped to ensure that our case [for application for development consent for a new nuclear power station at Hinkley Point C] was well made, could withstand rigorous challenge and positioned our Council in the best possible position. Throughout our time working together, I always found that the advice received was well thought through, reflecting the outcomes we were seeking to achieve. FfS possess real life experience of the frontline issues affecting schools, teaching and the knowledge of a necessary infrastructure to ensure educational aspirations were achieved proved to be a real asset to my programme of work."
Somerset County Council, Alyn Jones, Strategic Manager, Major Programmes, Economic & Community Infrastructure
"Futures for Somerset have now worked with us in the delivery of various complex remodelling and refurbishment projects. They have developed successful CIF funding bids that have helped to bring in much needed capital funding for maintenance projects. The quality of service and advice from Futures for Somerset has always been excellent. Overall, it is refreshing to find a truly customer focused organisation that understand the challenges that education establishments face on a day-to-day basis."
Bridgwater College Trust, Peter Elliott, Chief Executive Officer
"FfS provide a fabulous service for our schools. We are a federation of two small schools and working with Futures has helped us to develop a broader vision. They are an insightful and supportive team, fully understanding the challenges of managing change, and they offer
constructive and clear advice when pace becomes an issue. Futures has helped us move from a small organisation with a small vision, to a professional and well organised team that can now imagine anything as being possible for our learners.
Everything that Futures do is about getting the best possible outcomes for all of our students. We have been given opportunities that we simply could not have accessed without working with this dedicated team. I have no hesitation in recommending Futures for Somerset to support any school in achieving their goals for their students and their community."
Penrose and Elmwood Federation, Liz Hayward, Former Executive Headteacher
"FfS have operated as the project leadership for our £11 million build. They have been particularly diligent and supportive as the liaison between ourselves and the build company. They have also supported the ICT element of the project in a similar way.
Their knowledge of school rebuild design and implementation and all contractual considerations around this complex agenda is very detailed. This has significantly helped a challenging project and timescale move towards a very successful completion and brought the “changing lives” strapline of our academy to, environmentally speaking, a close reality."
Taunton Academy, Mark Trusson, Former Principal