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17th June 19 | Press Release

Local Authority Deal Marks Breakthrough for Apps Central

Perth-based school app pioneers Apps Central, whose software has transformed communications in over 600 UK schools, has signed a milestone agreement with East Ayrshire Council, its first UK local authority partner.

The deal agreed with the Council will see the leading Scottish edtech” company provide 65 tailored smartphone and smartpad apps for use in all the local authority’s primary, secondary and nursery schools.

Mick Empson, founder of Apps Central said: “It’s a great boost to have secured this agreement with the award-winning East Ayrshire Council, building on the excellent relationship that we already have with many individual schools across Ayrshire.”

Apps Central is growing even faster than projected. As well as this milestone agreement, we are also celebrating signing up our 500th Scottish school partner, and we are confident of doubling our turnover this year. Success in a rigorous procurement process and the ability to enter a formal partnership with a progressive local authority of EAC’s standing is a great boost to our confidence, and bodes well for future similar deals across the UK.

He continued:

“Our focus now is on ensuring that we provide the authority and its school communities a premium service as word-of-mouth recommendation is key to continued success. We hope that this wider partnership will allow us to demonstrate the benefits of efficient communications, increased parental involvement, and strengthening of the all-important school communities.”

Linda McAulay-Griffiths, Head of Education at East Ayrshire Council said: “The digital world is moving and changing at an incredible pace, offering more efficient, smarter and better-connected ways to keep in touch.

“It made perfect sense to become involved with Apps Central, whose product offers us the clarity, speed and a joined-up approach to communications adding value to what we already do.” 

Apps Central ends the 2018-19 academic year on a high, as Carmuirs Primary in Falkirk last week became the of its 500th Scottish school to enter a partnership with the firm.

The company’s school app has been downloaded over 200,000 times, and is in use in all but a handful of local education authorities (LEAs) in Scotland, its primary market to date. As well as the 100% use in East Ayrshire, penetration rates are highest in Dundee, where 60% of schools are using the app, Falkirk (59% of schools), Stirling (58%) and South Lanarkshire (55%). Meanwhile, an independent survey by the online portal Edtech Impact, found that 96% of customers agreed that the apps improved parental engagement, as well as saving schools money, and reducing teacher workload.

Apps Central expects to have formed partnerships with 750 schools across the UK by end of the 2019.

19th June 19 | Insider.co.uk

Tech pioneer does deal to provide apps for schools

School technology pioneer Apps Central, whose software has transformed communications in over 600 UK schools, has signed an agreement with East Ayrshire Council, its first UK local authority partner.

The deal agreed with the council will see the leading Scottish ‘edtech’ company provide 65 tailored smartphone and smartpad apps for use in all the local authority’s primary, secondary and nursery schools.

18th June 19 | The Herald

School apps business signs partnership with East Ayrshire Council

A PERTH-based technology business has signed a deal with East Ayrshire Council that will see its software used in primary, secondary and nursery schools across the local authority area.

17th June 19 | The Courier

Perth school app firm signs landmark local authority deal

Apps Central is used in more than 600 schools – including 60% of schools in Dundee.

It provides news feed for individual schools, shares information on school events and communicates information like timetable changes or late buses. The edtech company has just signed a milestone agreement with East Ayrshire Council, its first UK local authority partner.

17th June 19 | The Scotsman

Perth app firm on top form with breakthrough Ayrshire council deal

A Perth-based app developer whose software is already used in hundreds of schools has signed a “milestone” agreement with East Ayrshire Council, marking its first local authority partner.

24th April 2018 | Invest in Perth Magazine

Schools like brand app-eal

Apps Central has been signing up 30 new schools aa month for its school app proposition. That growth-rate has secured it inclusion at BETT2018, staged in London. It is a major global educational technology showcase and 30 UK companies participated, with Apps Central the sole Scottish Tech company included.

11th January 2018 | Insider.co.uk

Technology start-up Apps Central gets backing to break into the export market

Tech start-up Apps Central has been named as the only Scottish technology company to represent the UK at a global show later this month.

The Perth-based firm has been chosen by the Department for International Trade for the UK Pavilion at Bett 2018, a major global educational technology showcase. A total of 30 firms will make up the UK group at the four-day event in London later this month.

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