Ninestiles Academy Trust

By Hilary Barber
Director of Operations, Ninestiles Academy Trust

"The CIF bid was successful in accessing £1.7m of capital funding.”

Martin Hier was extremely supportive in putting a bid together for the Education Funding Agency at very short notice.  The bid was far more comprehensive and ambitious than we could have risked on our own and was successful in accessing £1.7m of funding to refurbish / replace windows, a boiler system, parts of our roof AND erect a 2 storey 6 classroom block to replace very old temporary classrooms!

Everyone without exception that we have dealt with has been highly efficient, professional and friendly.  They have kept us informed of progress every step of the way and have suggested innovative ideas to ensure the work of the school goes on without interruption.

In addition to the above we are aware that Martin has met with the Education Funding Agency in London and is very well informed about developments in capital funding opportunities – information that he readily shares with us.

I am sure you will realise from the information above and our previous conversation, that I would recommend Martin Hier without reservation and I know I can speak for our Principal and Executive Team when I say this.  They are doing an excellent job for us and have proved themselves real friends of the school’.