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King Edward VI Grammar School, Chelmsford, Essex


The Client: King Edward VI Grammar School, Chelmsford, Essex

KEGS is one of England’s leading state grammar schools, with a history dating back to its foundation in 1551. It has a reputation built on outstanding examination results, equality and openness to students and a desire to support young people in developing their personal talents and interests. More information at

Key Issues:

A variety of printers were already in use across the school, all from different manufacturers. Ordering consumables was complex as a number of suppliers were involved and costs were difficult to control.

How ASL helped:

The school had a large network of printers in place but wanted to implement a smaller range from one single manufacturer. ASL supplied a Ricoh fleet of 39 printers and a range of high to mid volume copiers. A management system was also added, where toners could be monitored remotely and new consumables ordered, as and when required.


  • The new network of printers and copiers provides a ‘one stop shop’ for all users

  • Huge financial savings for the school

We chose ASL due to their professional advice and competitive rates. We have developed a long-standing relationship with their Sales and Service teams and are delighted with the benefits provided by the additional devices they have supplied.

Mark Scullin Reprographics Manager, KEGS
damianKing Edward VI Grammar School, Chelmsford, Essex
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Hastingsbury Business and Enterprise College (HBEC)


The Client: Hastingsbury Business and Enterprise College

Hastingsbury Business and Enterprise College (HBEC) is a co-educational upper school and specialist college for students aged 13-18. Based in Kempston in Bedfordshire they have a proud reputation built upon “Finding Talent in Everyone.”


ASL’s managed print service (MPS) team were invited to coordinate an extensive print audit of Hastingsbury’s sites where existing volumes, deployment and spend were mapped. A qualitative analysis was also conducted to help continue to bespoke a scoping document for HBEC’s needs.

How ASL helped:

ASL’s MPS team built a multi-vendor technology platform which would introduce state of the art technology as well as systems to enable cost reduction. This solution delivered a combination of high volume colour printers and mono/colour MFD’s from multiple manufacturers and Papercut software, which delivered the “follow me print”

solution required by the college. The deployment was handled by ASL’s own project management team which organised meetings with key staff to ensure the project was delivered within the committed timescales and budget.


  • The software provides extensive management information reports to provide data on the all print output from the device and users

  • A proactive service software solution has also been deployed to automate toner, meter readings and service

  • Improved technology solutions implemented that also delivered desired cost savings

After looking at the market for best value and service, ASL were our chosen provider. With ASL’s professional approach, we were able to measure all aspects of our document workflow and then rely on their expertise to propose the correct solution for our needs. I can confidently recommend ASL as a solid and reliable supplier

Tim Copping Director of Finance & Premises
damianHastingsbury Business and Enterprise College (HBEC)
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