Star Academies partners with Insight to deliver best of breed ICT Solutions & Services for Students & Staff 

Insight named ICT Delivery partner for IT solutions and services following a 6-month competitive tendering process.

London, England July 25, 2023Insight Enterprises (NASDAQ: NSIT),a Fortune 500 Solutions Integrator focused on driving client success through digital transformation, has been named ICT Delivery Partner to Multi-Academy Trust Star Academies. Insight will supply all hardware, software and IT services to the Education Trust over the next seven years, in partnership with IT solutions and services partner Medhurst Communications ltd. and Crystal and Talk Straight Schools Broadband. This is supporting the Trust’s expansion and modernisation of IT infrastructure, as well as their mission to empower young people in areas of social and economic deprivation through education.

With Insight’s solution and services assisting the Trust’s digital transformation journey, Star Academies staff and students will be able to benefit from improved data connectivity, optimised network and data usage, providing a whole host of digital tools at their fingertips including high performance laptops and computers. 

Star Academies manages a growing network of schools nationally across five partnership areas: Lancashire, Greater Manchester, West Yorkshire, the Midlands and London. Having worked with Insight previously as a hardware and software partner of choice, the new contract will allow Insight to improve the IT infrastructure of the Trust’s existing schools, whilst also assisting the growth of Star Academies from 31 schools currently to potentially 60 schools by 2030.

David Holland, Executive Director: Capital and Infrastructure at Star Academies, comments: “It is a key focus of our Trust to support communities and promote educational excellence - so offering the facilities and infrastructure to be able to deliver on that promise is essential. The partnership with Insight will really help us in our ambitious growth plans over the coming years, bringing the IT expertise and experience necessary to undertake this vital project.”

Darren Hedley, Managing Director Insight UK, comments: “At Insight we are focussed on supporting our clients in their digital transformation journey – providing solutions and services that empower organisations and individuals to achieve their goals. Through the partnership with Star Academies, we can provide the necessary expertise in optimising data usage, networking connectivity and IT hardware requirements to endorse the Trust’s valuable mission to provide good education to all and help young people in improving their chances through education.”

About Insight

Insight Enterprises, Inc. is a Fortune 500 Solutions Integrator with 13,000 teammates worldwide helping organisations accelerate their digital journey to modernise their business and maximise the value of technology. We enable secure, end-to-end transformation and meet the needs of our clients through a comprehensive portfolio of solutions, far-reaching partnerships and 35 years of broad IT expertise. Rated as a Forbes World’s Top Female-Friendly Company and a Great Place to Work, we amplify our solutions and services with global scale, local expertise and a world-class e-commerce experience, realising the digital ambitions of our clients at every opportunity. Discover more at NSIT-M


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