Academies Enterprise Trust has won a top national award to mark its high achieving partnership with an external consultancy to ensure that its school premises are safe, secure and good environments for learning.
AET and Barkers Associates (BA) of Hertfordshire were the 2015 winners of the 'Partners in Consultancy' category at the Annual Professional Facilities Management (PFM) Awards Ceremony in the City of London. Since it was formed in 2008 AET has worked in partnership with BA to ensure their Facilities Management function is run as effectively and efficiently as possible.
The largest multi academy trust in the country - the AET network now covers 68 schools with 45,000 pupils and 7,500 staff as far afield as Middlesbrough and Torquay.
The PFM Awards are recognised as a major highlight in the Facilities Management calendar attracting property professionals and service providers from across the public and private sectors. Other top finalists included the Metropolitan Police, RAF, Channel 4, British Gas, John Lewis, British Library, Marks & Spencer, the Commonwealth Games, Vodafone and Manchester City FC.