Trust Capacity Fund (TCaF) support

We have a 95% success rate with bids

Flexible Procurement Support

Public sector procurement specialists

available at short notice

Public Sector Decarbonisation Hub

Providing councils, hospitals, housing associations, schools, colleges, universities, and emergency services with the simplest and easiest way to deliver decarbonisation.

Welcome to Place Group

Place Group is a specialist consulting, research, project management and procurement company with 20 years’ experience working across the public and social sectors. We take our responsibility to make a difference very seriously, and work with our clients on their challenges to create lasting impact. This could be helping them create Net Zero supply chains, advising on purchasing efficiencies, providing resource as part of a client’s team or simply adding capacity and expertise on an as and when needed basis. We have also created and built over 100 new state schools, devised growth strategies for multi-academy trusts, and carried out education research studies and Early Years Child Care assessments.

In addition, we deliver innovative solutions, services, products and support for public sector buyers to efficiently and compliantly access expert supply chains across our Facilities Management and Net Zero frameworks.

Whatever your specific needs and requirements are with regard to education strategy and research, procurement, strategic resourcing solutions or Net Zero, we are ready and motivated to help with our friendly, knowledgeable and bespoke service.

Place Group by numbers:

Multi-Academy Trust efficiency and growth projects:
Local Authority strategies to raise educational standards:
New and converted school business cases realised:
Free schools successfully opened, creating 50,000 new places:
Millions saved through procurement efficiency programmes:
Schools delivering exceptional education through our own Trust:

Why use Place Group?

Specialist Consultants and Researchers

Our team has expertise in the field of education and the establishment of new schools.

Committed to Building Relationships

We are committed to quality, service and value, ensuring our clients achieve their visions for their communities.

Qualifications and Accreditations

We are ISO9001 and ISO27001 certified for quality management and information security management. We are also Cyber Essentials accredited.

Bellevue Place Education Trust

Our own Trust has successfully opened seven new primary schools to support communities with excellent education across the London area.

Message from Simon Rule, CEO of Place Group

Place Group was founded to make a positive and lasting impact on the education system and create real life chances for young people. Our approach has always been to identify best practice from within and outside of the sector, as well as help to deliver innovation across the business of education.

That’s why we are here for schools, MATs and central and local government to devise and implement education policies and programmes including research, capital and standards to establish and develop exceptional Trusts and schools.

Commissioning Place Group

Place Group is happy to provide costed proposals to a brief and respond to formal tenders, as well as discuss your requirements and provide our recommendations with no obligation.

We can also be contracted through the Waltham Forest dynamic purchasing system for specialist professional services here, and through the NEPRO professional services framework here.

Place Group by its clients:

“Place Group provide a procurement resource hub to support critical contracts for Midland Metro; high quality and committed consultants that have quickly become part of our in-house team. Place Group provides efficient and knowledgeable resources, always delivering excellent results. I’d have no hesitation in recommending them.”
Wajid Hussain, Finance Manager
Midland Metro

Place Group by its clients:

“On behalf of the Trust, I’d like to say a big thank you to Place Group for providing us with a first-class project management service. The pre-opening phase is very challenging, but your input made all the difference. We appreciated your flexibility and willingness to support us whenever required.”
Dr. Cheron Byfield BA. MSc. MBA. DPhil.
Trust Member Executive Board and Governor

Place Group by its clients:

“Place Group were very good at building and maintaining a relationship with the DfE which was crucial to the success of the project. We would definitely use Place Group again.”
Paul Rickeard, Diocesan Director of Education
Durham and Newcastle

Place Group by its clients:

“Place Group kept us up to date all the time and continually held DfE to account for key milestones. The Project Manager ensured we complied with all requirements and also ensured we were always kept up to date with progress. The Place Group team always seem to come up with someone who could help with a specific issue. As well as the expertise, it was about resource, ensuring timetables were kept to, deadlines met. This was key in bringing everything together.”
Simon Eakins, Finance Director
Merchants’ Academy Trust

Place Group by its clients:

“The team were very good and provided some excellent input. Place Group developed an excellent relationship with the DfE which helped a great deal. The Project Manager was clearly an integral part of the Seva team and we worked well together. He brought in the right people at the right times. Place provided a good quality service – it did not feel that Place Group were working with other schools – it felt like a personalised service.”
Tarsem Singh,
Sevak Education Trust

Place Group by its clients:

“The Project Manager guided the project with skill and determination. The approach was highly professional with a human face, this was much appreciated. The Project Manager was an excellent lead, he created trusted relationships with The DfE and EFA which was invaluable.”
Jo Appleyard, Executive Principal
The Dunham Trust

Place Group by its clients:

“Place Group has challenged and supported us, ignited new ideas, driven strategy across the city whilst having an incredible energy and passion for our schools and young people.”
Sir Howard Bernstein, Chief Executive
Manchester City Council

Place Group by its clients:

“Place Group supported us through our deliberations – providing invaluable, up-to-the minute insights from their support to other converter schools and academies…we were delighted to appoint Place Group as our advisers, confident they will guide us carefully through the process as part of our team.”
Arthur Terry School, Birmingham

Contact us for a free initial consultation with one of our senior team members today!

T: 0845 548 5677


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