4 benefits of us working with your preferred school equipment supplier

In this blog, we’re exploring the benefits of having Utility Rentals work with your preferred school equipment supplier to create your school’s perfect lease!

Published: June 13, 2022

As the UK’s longest-running school equipment leasing company, we know that when it comes to equipment your school is likely to have specific needs to meet. However, the eye-watering costs associated with purchasing your ideal equipment might suggest that you’ll need to compromise.

Thankfully, we’re committed to making sure you get exactly what your students and staff need – without blowing your budget. Utility Rentals can help you achieve this by working directly with your preferred supplier to create an equipment rental agreement that ticks all of the boxes!

In this blog, we’re highlighting four benefits of working with our team to secure the right products from your preferred school equipment supplier. 

1. Spread the costs to suit your budget

It’s no secret that school budgets have been under pressure in recent years. This means it’s difficult to buy what you need outright. And, if you’ve got very specific (or bespoke) requirements, you may struggle to get what you need affordably. 

That’s where we come in! We’ll work with your preferred school supplier to spread the cost of the equipment you need. 

For instance, you might want school cookers to fit the exact dimensions of your food tech classroom. Or, specific audio-visual equipment to work with your IT systems. Your preferred supplier may not offer the option to spread the cost over fixed monthly, quarterly, or annual payments – but we do! By liaising with your equipment supplier, we’ll draw up an equipment lease with payment terms made especially for your school.

We’ll even let you spread the soft costs too, so you won’t need to worry about expensive one-off payments for installation, maintenance, or servicing. These costs can be included in your rental agreement, which you can rest assured will be fully compliant with education sector standards.

2. Maintain loyalty to your preferred supplier

At Utility Rentals, we appreciate that schools, colleges and academies often have long-term business relationships with their preferred suppliers. There’s even a good chance that you’ll work on a first-name basis with your equipment provider once they’ve completed several projects. However, competitive markets and price increases may (reluctantly) drive you to look elsewhere for your equipment needs.

Even if your school’s budget is strained, you don’t have to forego the history and relationship with your preferred supplier. Utility Rentals can cover the financing and compliance side of your equipment lease, so that you’re still doing business with the supplier you trust. This means you can maintain your customer loyalty, without getting into financial hot water! 

3. Avoid the burden of extra admin

As we established in our recent blog, schools often struggle with excessive admin. Unfortunately, this can distract staff from what matters most: delivering excellent teaching. So, when you’re accessing new school equipment, the last thing you want is yet more paperwork. Thankfully, we can take care of it for you!

We cut down on admin by paying your preferred supplier directly. This means you won’t need to worry about extra forms to fill in – we’ll oversee it instead. And, if you’re already a Utility Rentals’ customer, we can combine your other equipment leasing agreements into one invoice. In this way, you can enjoy simple, straightforward payments, without trying to keep on top of several separate bills.

4. Access the right equipment via a compliant lease

Compliant leasing is at the heart of everything we do, and this extends to our agreements with your preferred school equipment supplier. No matter the equipment, the company, or the rental terms, we’ll create a lease that complies with the education sector’s standards. This includes those outlined by the Department for Education, as well as the Finance and Leasing Association (FLA). Simply put, you’ll get exactly what you need with no nasty surprises or hidden costs!


We hope this blog has clarified our flexible approach to working with your preferred school equipment supplier! If you’ve got a supplier in mind, or have already received a quote from them, just fill in our online form to get started.


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