How To Lease ICT Equipment For Your School

How To Lease ICT Equipment For Schools With school budgets being continually limited and reduced, it can be extremely tough to keep up with the demand for up-to-date ICT equipment. No educational establishment wants to develop a reputation for being behind with the times and yet with technology moving so fast, doing the best you can with a smaller budget is essential. For this reason, computer leasing for schools is much in demand as when you rent you are not tying up large amounts of budget in ICT hardware and software. When you make the decision to lease ICT equipment for your school, you are provided with: A predictable budget [...]

5 Reasons to Lease Your School’s Technology

School Leasing: 5 Reasons to Lease Your School's Technology Technology is one of those things that is forever changing; what is new today may be out-of-date tomorrow.  Ideally, school technology  needs to always be current and you need to be confident that you are providing pupils with the best equipment, but it can be difficult to keep up the pace. Keeping abreast of technology in schools can be expensive, particularly with things such as ICT where depreciation kicks in fast.  Within a few days of new IT equipment being delivered the value has dropped, which can make buying a new batch of school technology when required seem impossible. For the [...]

11 Best Ways to Use a Tablet in the Classroom

11 Best Ways to Use Tablets in the Classroom With tablet leasing for schools becoming more popular, combined with the rise in innovative new educational technology (EdTech), students now have a wealth of tools and apps at their fingertips. Here is a selection of ideas for using tablets in the classroom in order to maximise learning and student engagement. 360 degree videos – think of this as basic virtual reality, working with a headset, browser or mobile device. It’s interactive, fun and enables students to explore via some amazing content. The Discovery YouTube channel is a great starting place. Photography – include camera apps to make trips or experiments far more [...]

Benefits of Leasing over Purchasing School Equipment

Benefits of Leasing over Purchasing School Equipment Whether you are thinking of replacing school technology,  a school minibus or other assets, the benefits of leasing are many when compared to purchasing.   Not only the capital cost of the purchase has to be taken into account, but also maintenance, flexibility, impact upon cash flow and the cost to upgrade in the future. Benefits of leasing school equipment Let’s begin by looking at just a few of the many benefits of leasing your school technology: Great for equipment that needs to be updated regularly – particularly where ICT is involved. As a school, your ICT equipment needs to be current in order [...]

Award for Maxxia Group Chief Executive

CEO Of The Year Award for Maxxia's Roger Skinner Maxxia Group chief executive officer, Roger Skinner, has been honoured at this year’s Chief Executive’s Lending Forum and Awards event in London. Roger was presented with the award for CEO of the Year at the glittering awards ceremony, which was arranged by Leasing Life magazine, in front of an audience of financial decision-makers and asset finance providers. The award was in recognition of Roger’s efforts in leading the Maxxia business since its inception in February 2013. Then, six, highly-experienced finance industry professionals, backed by Australian stock market-listed McMillan Shakespeare Group, formed the company with the aim of building a major fleet and [...]

By |March 22nd, 2018|Categories: Asset Finance|0 Comments

Company Car Schemes– Keep or Discard?

Thinking Of Ending Your Company Car Scheme? Announcements in the 2017 Government Autumn budget of tax increases on company vehicles have prompted many businesses to consider giving their employees cash allowances in place of running company car schemes. On the face of it, this would seem to be a cost-effective solution for the company, but comes with often-overlooked ramifications which impact on employees and company alike. Some of these consequences appear to be relatively minor but, taken as a whole, can seriously affect the business in several areas and may even raise costs, instead of reducing them. Costs to employees Companies have access to corporate leasing discounts, which individual employees [...]

How Can School Budgets Achieve More?

Schools in Financial Crisis Is there a solution? Everywhere we look in the news today there are stories about schools struggling to function in the face of budget cuts. You might think, ‘Nothing new there. Everyone is in the same boat.’ However, this situation is having an incredibly damaging impact on the quality of particularly secondary education for our children. This will potentially have a wide-ranging effect on every aspect of the life of the nation for years into the future, as these children become working adults. Massive budget cuts Recent reports from School Cuts, the education unions alliance, reveal that schools in England have suffered losses of more [...]

By |February 8th, 2018|Categories: Education|0 Comments

Maxxia Celebrates Five Years Of Dynamic UK Growth

Maxxia Group Is Five Today! We launched the business on this day five years ago – and what a fantastic five years it’s been! Our parent, Australian-listed McMillan Shakespeare Group, launched into the UK market with the intention of creating a major fleet and asset finance business and providing a wide array of business customers with enterprise-wide financing solutions. Since then, carefully targeted acquisitions have been an important part of our growth strategy. In November 2013, in our first move into the fleet market, we acquired long-established fleet management specialists, CLM. We then followed it up two years later in November 2015 with the acquisition of asset finance broker, Anglo [...]

By |February 1st, 2018|Categories: Asset Finance|0 Comments

Maxxia Joins FN50

Fast-growing Maxxia Joins League Of Top Leasing Companies Maxxia, already one of the country’s largest and fastest-growing broker businesses, has entered the FN50 league table of the top 50 contract hire and leasing companies in the UK for the first time. The Group, which has witnessed strong UK growth as the result of organic growth and targeted acquisitions, has seen saw the number of its employees more than double in the last three years while the value of its transactions has increased by 14 times over the same period. Maxxia was one of five newcomers to this year’s league table of leading leasing companies, which between them operate a combined [...]