At Brown Consult, our commitment is to deeply understand the unique needs and requirements of your Trust, enabling us to deliver the most suitable and cost-effective solutions. As an independent entity, we prioritise safeguarding your budget while ensuring the highest standards of service and quality.

Our expertise lies in crafting bespoke tender specifications tailored to address all aspects of your estate requirements. Whether you’re seeking services for cleaning, grounds maintenance, mechanical and electrical maintenance, energy management, utilities, or capital building works, we’re equipped to assist you at every step of the process.

Tailored Tender Specifications: We specialise in creating customized tender specifications that precisely align with your Trust’s objectives and operational needs. Our detailed approach ensures that every aspect of your estate requirements is carefully considered, resulting in comprehensive and effective tender documents.

End-to-End Procurement Management: From the initial stages of stakeholder engagement to post-mobilisation support, we offer full-scale procurement management services. Our dedicated team provides a single point of contact throughout the entire process, offering seamless communication and support from project inception to contract award and beyond.

Comprehensive Services Offered:

  • Cleaning: Tailored cleaning solutions designed to meet the unique demands of your educational environment, ensuring a clean and hygienic space conducive to learning.
  • Grounds Maintenance: Professional maintenance services to upkeep the exterior spaces of your school or Trust, creating safe and aesthetically pleasing surroundings for students, staff, and visitors.
  • Mechanical and Electrical Maintenance: Expert maintenance and repair services for mechanical and electrical systems, ensuring optimal functionality and energy efficiency throughout your facilities.
  • Energy Management: Strategic energy management solutions aimed at reducing costs, minimizing environmental impact, and optimizing energy usage across your estate.
  • Utilities: Comprehensive management of utility services, including procurement, monitoring, and optimisation to ensure cost-effectiveness and sustainability.
  • Capital Building Works: Support and guidance throughout the procurement and management of capital building projects, ensuring timely delivery and adherence to quality standards.

At Brown Consult, we are dedicated to delivering exceptional results that enhance the efficiency, safety, and overall functionality of your educational facilities. Partner with us to streamline your procurement processes and achieve your Trust’s goals with confidence.


Hear from schools and trusts like yours that are benefiting from working with Help for Schools.

Help for Schools / Spencer Van der Werf has provided consistent high quality services to our Trust supporting our Capital Projects team deliver changes to our building infrastructure, improving the resources available and facilitating improved quality of teaching. He is able to interpret outline concepts, bring designs to the table, see through the building project management and quality check the final delivery. A great asset to secure your change plans.

Paul Atkinson – Director of Finance, Haberdashers’ Academies Trust South

Help for Schools is a reliable partner for complex projects, delivering solutions that are clear and effective. They excel in continuous improvement and proactive problem prevention in every interaction. I had the pleasure of working with Spencer on a project to convert shower rooms into a classroom, and I was impressed by his detailed project proposal and timely execution. He also identified many benefits, both tangible and intangible, from the project. Help for Schools will always be my first choice for project management.

Rachel Danso – Business Manager, Borough Academy

Help For Schools provided critical support to Day One Trust as we reconfigured our estates and facilities provision. They helped us understand our needs and manage the transition from an ineffective outsourced service to a professional in-house team. Their support included designing our team structure and guiding our recruitment, as well as establishing the systems and processes that team needed to work with. I’ve worked with Spencer and his team for many years on multiple projects and I’ve always found him to be professional, diligent, pragmatic and committed to students by securing high quality and value for money estates and facilities provision.

Fred Sharrock – CEO at Day One Trust

Help For Schools has played an integral role in overseeing and managing a £28 million project – the build of a new secondary school in central London. From the client perspective Spencer has managed effectively the multiple partners engaged in this project, from the comms to the project plan. His strengths lie in his attention to detail, his ability to find solutions to complex problems and his delivery of results.

Declan Jones – Principal at Borough Academy

I have known Simon for several years and he has always been a font of wisdom, advice and an intelligent steer to educational professionals; especially those looking to leadership. What has struck me most about his approach has been his willingness to engage with kindness without the need for reciprocity. Someone with true integrity.

Barry Cooper – Founding Principal at The Global College