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DMA Group secures exciting partnership with Leigh Academies Trust delivering hard services across 31 academies.

Property maintenance specialist, DMA Group, is delighted to announce its recent contract award with Leigh Academies Trust, a prominent and successful education provider operating across Kent, Medway, and South East London. DMA Group will be delivering a wide range of hard services, including HVAC, Fire, Security, Electrical, Lifts, and Water management, to 31 academies within the Trust over a three-year term, with two, one-year extension options. This significant partnership highlights DMA Group’s expertise in providing tailored solutions to educational institutions.

Within the terms of the contract, DMA Group will also implement its own service management platform BiO®, seamlessly integrating it with Leigh Academies Trust’s own Compliance Pod system. This innovative integration will enable efficient management of Planned Preventative Maintenance (PPM) and reactive works, ensuring the highest standards of safety, compliance, and operational efficiency across the portfolio.

Leigh Academies Trust is one of the country’s largest and most-established multi-academy trusts operating across Kent, Medway, and South East London. It contains primary, secondary, and special academies and is highly inclusive and successful. Their mission is to deliver “education for a better world” by ensuring that young people in their academies have an excellent start in life regardless of their background or ability.

“Leigh Academies Trust  is delighted to announce our collaboration with DMA Group for overseeing the maintenance of building services across the LAT estate. Ensuring an environment conducive to outstanding teaching and learning experiences remains the paramount focus of the LAT Estates department. With DMA’s values aligned with ours, their adept technical knowledge and robust commitment will effectively mitigate risks arising from unforeseen failures, facilitate informed decisions regarding capital spending, and further bolster LAT’s mission to provide “education for a better world.” -Phil Whittall –  Leigh Academies Trust Estates Director

“We are thrilled to have secured this exciting partnership with Leigh Academies Trust, which highlights DMA Group’s expertise in providing tailored solutions to educational institutions. Our team is looking forward to delivering a wide range of hard services and integrating our own service management platform BiO®, with Leigh Academies Trust’s own Compliance Pod system. By combining these two systems, we are enhancing the efficiency of maintenance and ensuring compliance standards are met across the board.

We appreciate Leigh Academies Trust’s commitment to providing quality education to all students, and we look forward to supporting their mission by delivering reliable and efficient facilities management services.” – Valerie Miller, Sales & Marketing Director, DMA Group

About DMA Group:

DMA Group is a property services specialist supporting customers with the complexities of managing and maintaining buildings. Founded in 1803, the company has a proven track record of supporting building owners, occupiers, and managers.

The company offers a complete ‘life of building’ solution including design, energy services, refurbishment, installations, engineering, and maintenance, including a 24/7 emergency callout and repair service. Its unique BiO® technology platform saves time and money whilst providing full transparency throughout the entire supply chain providing assurances for all its cherished customers.

DMA’s key industry sectors include super-prime residences and developments, hotels & hospitality, schools, colleges & universities, public sector, commercial offices, industrial, health & social care, charities, and retail.

About Leigh Academies Trust:

Leigh Academies Trust is a non-profit making charitable company, based in Strood, Medway. The Trust exists to support and assist schools to build upon their existing strengths and to help them achieve educational improvements in order to positively shape the lives of our students and the communities we serve.

We now operate 31 academies along the South Thames Corridor, structured into 4 clusters. Our clusters contain all phases of education, from nursery to post-16. Each one has a passionate commitment to inclusion. The Trust was formed in 2008 with the linking of the Leigh Technology Academy and Longfield Academy under one governing body. It now encompasses 20,000 students between the ages of 2 and 19 and we employ over 3000 staff across the South East.

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