Bakers Waste

Thank you Bakers Waste, for pledging five Chromebooks to our Digital Devices campaign! Established in 2002 by Paul Baker, Bakers Waste is a Leicestershire-based waste management provider, offering extensive waste management solutions to a wide range of clients and organisations.


Bakers Waste has long supported the Lionheart Academies Trust, not only by delivering excellent waste management solutions to our eleven schools but also by sponsoring each of our Student Celebration Evenings.


Paul is actively involved in ensuring the continued success of young people in Leicestershire, advocating measures to boom Leicestershire’s community and economy alike. He said


"We're really pleased to be sponsoring Lionheart Academies Trust. We feel fortunate and humbled that in these unprecedented times Bakers Waste are able to support our local community’s education system. Learning that our support will enable disadvantaged students to work from home and stay safe has made me incredibly proud. I look forward to seeing these student’s go on to contribute to the Leicestershire business community for many years to come."


To find out more, visit Bakers Waste’s website here.

Cross Productions

A huge thank you to Cross Productions, the first business to sponsor five Chromebooks for our Digital Devices campaign! Cross Productions, and its sister company Niche Magazine, is owned by Jenny Cross, a Lionheart Alumna and ex-student of Beauchamp College.


A long-time partner of the Lionheart Academies Trust, having sponsored our annual Student Celebration Evenings since its launch in 2017, Cross Productions helps businesses raise brand awareness, build successful connections and generate consumer interest.


With a keen interest in the growth of the local community and its economy, Jenny said


“I’m thrilled to have pledged Chromebooks to the Lionheart Academies Trusts appeal. In order for the local economy to strive, we must invest in future workforces. I know that an employee’s socioeconomic background makes no difference to the ideas they can contribute, or the success they can achieve, but they do have to be given equal opportunities from the beginning.”


To find out more, visit Cross Productions’ website here.

Schoolwear Solutions

Schoolwear Solutions have sponsored five Chromebooks in our Trusts efforts to level the playing field for young people across Leicester! The Leicestershire-based, family-run business specialises in providing uniform and equipment to students across the East Midlands. Focused on quality and ethical sourcing, Schoolwear Solutions aims to provide an excellent, personable service for both parents and pupils.


With strong ties to the local community, Schoolwear Solutions have long supported initiatives such as the Chromebook campaign. Since 2017, they have been key sponsors of the Lionheart Celebration Evening, providing students with the coveted ‘Student of the Year’ award.


Merchandising Director, Joss Cheatle, said “At Schoolwear Solutions, we are pleased to support The Lionheart Academies Trust in their initiative to ‘Level the playing field’. Unprecedented times call for communities to pull together and we are glad to be involved. These Chromebooks will help shape lives!”


To find out more, visit Schoolwear Solutions website here.

Surveyors to Education

Surveyors to Education has kindly pledged five Chromebooks to the Lionheart Digital Devices campaign! The surveying, funding and estates planning consultancy is one of the most successful in Leicestershire, having delivered over 700 capital projects in the last 3 years. With a key focus on MAT’s and Academy’s, Surveyors to Education aims to transform and improve the learning experience of students across the county.


Having sponsored our Student Awards Evening since its inception in 2017, Roy Pett, Director of Surveyors to Education, has consistently supported our students in celebrating their successes. Now, the organisation will allow our students to create their successes, providing a platform for remote education engagement.


To find out more, visit Surveyors to Education’s website here.

GTE Electrical Services

GTE Electrical Services has sponsored five Chromebooks for disadvantaged students as part of our Digital Devices campaign! Director, Gary Tunnely, and his team have been long-time partners of the Lionheart Academies Trust, operating as contractors for our Premises and Estates departments. They have also supported our Student Awards Evenings for the last three years running, providing a platform for students to celebrate their successes.


Specialising in the commercial, education and local authority sectors, GTE Electrical Services provide a full spectrum of skills, including installation, maintenance and support. The team has supported 1000’s of students across Leicestershire, by delivering amenities such as SMART screens, projectors and fibre optics.


To find out more, visit GTE Electrical Services’ website here.


Thank you ISG for pledging five Chromebooks to our Digital Devices campaign! The global construction specialist believes ‘all business environments are technology environments’ and thus holds a strong commitment to ensuring access to technology for all. Through ISG’s support, we’ll ensure young people are given equal opportunities to perform at school, and ultimately succeed in the workplace.


Most recently, ISG have constructed a new, state-of-the-art Science block and Sports Hall at the Cedars Academy, and transformed Beauchamp City Sixth Form in to a purpose-built hub of excellence. Since 2017, ISG have also supported our Student Celebration Evenings, sponsoring the highly sought after ‘Student of the Year’ award.


Marcus Bates, Senior Quantity Surveyor at ISG, said “The ‘Chromebook initiative’ by the Lionheart Academies Trust could be the catalyst for achievement for many young people leading to their individual social mobility. This is an integral ingredient of a fair society where all can prosper, irrespective of their socioeconomic beginnings. We are delighted to make a contribution.”


To find out more, visit ISG’s website here.



Crowndale have sponsored five Chromebooks in our bid to provide equal access to technology for young people across Leicestershire! Leicester’s leading independent food and drink wholesaler, Crowndale supplies local universities, sports clubs, delis and cafes and each of our eleven schools.


A locally-run company, Crowndale has strong ties to its community. Having supported charitable events within the Trust for many years, the team have gone one step further to secure the future of disadvantaged students so that they may benefit from opportunities equal to that of their peers.  


Lewis Read, Purchasing Manager at Crowndale, said Being a local Leicester foodservice company and supplying into schools, colleges and academies across Leicestershire, we are always willing to help out our community. In this day and age technology is a huge part of education, and we feel every child should have the same opportunities to progress and develop in life. It’s great to be able to help disadvantaged students and play our part and help level the playing field.”


To find out more, visit Crowndale’s website here.

Unique Window Systems

Unique Window Systems have kindly donated five Chromebooks to our Digital Devices campaign. As we distribute these devices to young people across Leicestershire, we come one step closer to levelling the playing field when it comes education engagement.


The Leicester-based business is a well-established designer, fabricator, supplier and installer of PVC-U and aluminium fenestration building products. Named as one of the top 1000 companies to inspire Britain by the London Stock Exchange Group, Unique Windows Systems' success is the result of continuous development, investment and improvement.  It's no surprise, then, that the company is acclaimed for product quality, accurate delivery schedules and excellent service.


Joint Managing Director, Sunil Patel, said "We believe our donation will enhance the lives of young people and provide opportunities for their future development. The Academy is close to us, as we have many employees that are Lionheart Alumni, ranging in ages and backgrounds who are working within our Accounts, Sales, Fabrication and Project Management departments. With our own positive experience, we at Unique hope to help the Lionheart Academies Trust develop the next generation, who will continue to add value to local and national businesses alike."


To find out more, visit Unique Window Systems website here.

Signware Systems
Signware Systems have donated a Chromebook to our Digital Devices campaign! Established in 2006, the shopfitting company is a favourite among major UK retailers, including River Island, Wilkinsons and Next. Focused on innovation, the team offers a range of bespoke and highly reliable services. 
Managing Director, Uday Kotecha, said "Now more than ever, it is so important to be there for one another. At Signware Systems, we strongly feel that by supporting this campaign we can all be part of an individual's educational journey and progression."
To find out more, visit Signware Systems website here.