Gordano Partners

Gordano School has launched the Gordano Partners initiative in order to build effective and meaningful relationships with businesses.

Take a look at our 2017-18 brochure to learn more about how the Gordano Partners scheme may benefit your business. 

Become a Gordano Partner and develop knowledge of your business with our students. Visit us for careers events, advertise your business at Gordano and get involved with careers-based activities throughout the academic year. Gordano Partners can advertise around our site and boost their community profile.

We hope that you will join us and become a Gordano Partner.

If you are interested in joining, please do get in contact with our Business Partnership Team.

Meet our Partners
Aldi is a leading global discount supermarket chain with almost 10,000 stores in 18 countries.

Aldi specialises in staple items, such as food, beverages, toiletries and other inexpensive household items. Many of its products are own brands. Their buyers are experts in their field, from fresh fruit and veg to electronics and fine wines. They instinctively have an eye for which products from around the world represent the best quality at the best prices.
As a social housing provider, Alliance Homes provides homes that are affordable in terms of rent and running costs. We also provide a range of care and support services to help people get the most out of life.

We work in partnership with local, regional and national agencies to deliver our services and have achieved widespread recognition for the work we do.

We offer a range of employment, training and volunteering opportunities and believe that by investing in those living in our neighbourhoods and supporting them to learn, develop and grow we can build stronger communities.
Based in Portbury, Astron offer Fire and Intruder alarms, CCTV and Access Control, Fire extinguishers and Security door and gates. We can install stand alone, networked and fully integrated systems.
We are BAFE, NSI and Safe Contractor accredited, and offer Police response. Our staff are fully security vetted and we welcome requests for current references so you can independently check our credentials.
Call today to discuss your options and get yourself one step closer to the peace of mind that your people and property are safe and secure.
CALL: 0800 999 3911 or 01275 373098
Babcock's division in Ashton, Bristol sits within the Technology part of the Marine and Technology Division. Here we undertake design and manufacture complex systems for the defence industry and provide logistics support of our in-service equipment. For more information contact 0117 9664677
We are an independent Recruitment Consultancy, sourcing candidates for permanent jobs across a wide range of business sectors in North Somerset and the Bristol area.

With almost 20 years experience in the business, we genuinely enjoy recruitment and receive positive feedback on our refreshing and effective service, time and time again.

We believe that we play an important and valuable part in the recruitment process, seamlessly providing quality candidates to our clients with minimal disruption. We also get to know our candidates and support them through their job seeking journey: identifying the best opportunities, providing CV help and interview assistance and ensuring they are fully prepared and job ready!

At Berry Rowan we are enthusiastic about business and believe that every company, every department, every vacancy and every candidate is unique – our process is fundamentally simple, but extremely effective – we work hard to get to know you.

Whether a job seeker, business owner or department manager, by meeting with you, we will work together to achieve your recruitment goals.
Blackstar Solutions - Powering Your Business Communications.

We are a Bristol based telecoms provider who deliver best-of-breed business communication solutions. Our technical expertise is matched by our passion for delivering the highest quality solutions and support services.

Blackstar are extremely active in the local community, sponsoring Portishead youth Football and Cricket teams as well as Bristol Bears Rugby, Bristol Zoo and local charities such as Jessie May Trust and We The Curious.

We work strategically with a wide range of technology partners whose expert knowledge helps us to meet our clients’ (often bespoke) communication requirements. This allows us to optimise our clients’ chosen technologies so they can successfully drive their business forward. We have a business communication solutions to suit your organisation. Our portfolio includes:

• Private and Hosted Phone Systems
• Phone Lines and SIP
• Internet Access
• Data Networks and Wifi
• Meeting Room and End user device Video Conferencing
• Business Mobiles

Our solutions will save you money and provide greater functionality and reliability, please get in touch for a free comms strategy and spend review.
As one of the UK's Major Ports, The Bristol Port Company provides the full range of port, cruise, warehousing, logistics and distribution services. Based in the South West of the UK, Bristol Port is Britain’s only deep sea port to have direct motorway and rail connections to all points of the compass. Able to handle vessels up to 130,000dwt its extensive craneage, warehousing and storage facilities and location close to the heart of the UK make it a highly capable distribution location. These vital resources, combined with creative, efficient management, provide a climate for innovation, and that is why there is continued investment in the technology, the security, the skills and the people who make it happen.
To find out how The Bristol Port Company can help you import, export, store and distribute your goods or be the next port of call for your cruise business contact the Commercial team on commercial@bristolport.co.uk
We are Churchill and we are forward thinking; re-defining service for over 1,000 clients in all sectors throughout the UK. Our service delivery is contained within six company divisions: cleaning, catering, security, compliance, maintenance and specialist. This flexibility for clients enables specialised single services or even complete bespoke multi-service solutions. www.churchillservices.com
HelpPoint: 0845 345 1576
With extensive design and build experience in the sports, leisure, commercial and industrial sectors, Collinson offer a range of facilities to suit your design aspirations and your budget.
Our reputation for superior building solutions is complemented by our attention to detail, emphasis on quality and excellent customer care. We work closely with our clients from conception to completion and our aim is to deliver a first class product on time and within budget.
Contact our team of experts on 01995 606451 to discuss your project further.
The Consortium Education provides schools and colleges with all the products and services they need to be efficient, responsive and inspiring. Our extensive range includes market-leading exercise books, stationery, art and craft materials, curriculum resources, furniture, cleaning supplies and site maintenance equipment, with our exclusive Own Brand ranges providing a quality-assured product to provide best value. All orders are delivered free, including free next day when orders are placed online or by phone by 2pm. Our mobile-optimised website features end-to-end e-Procurement integration, as well as providing award-winning resources and free advice, making us your partner of choice.
CRB Cunninghams are the only UK provider with their own identity management, cashless catering, and online payment solutions, supported by a national service and support team. Our education solutions are used in over 2,500 schools across the UK to help them run efficient and effective meal and nutritional programs as well as providing a cashless solution to aid in the payment of those items. Contact us today on info@crbcunninghams.co.uk or call 0333 014 3065
D&D Office Supplies is based in North Somerset, near Bristol and supplies a vast range of office stationery, office equipment and office furniture to businesses not just in South West England but also Nationwide.

D&D Office Supplies provides an excellent design and planning service to make best use of your office space. Using two and three dimensional design techniques we maximise the use of available space and can then supply and fit all the office furniture you require.
Telephone: 01275 343315
Email enquiries@ddoff.co.uk
Deki is a microfinance charity that empowers African entrepreneurs to work their way out of poverty, by providing life changing loans and business training. We raise capital from socially minded investors, who make loans from £10 via our crowdfunding website www.deki.org.uk. With a hand up not a hand out Deki entrepreneurs create a business that supports their family, so they never have to rely on charity again.
DPS is an innovative and dynamic process engineering group with a vast amount of experience in the design and supply of integrated process systems, packages and technologies for the upstream oil & gas and waste treatment industries. We are able to offer expertise in a number of key areas, including:

Bespoke Process Packages
Produced Water Treatment - upgrades, enhancements & problem solving
Sand Management - removal & cleaning
Waste Treatment - onsite waste to energy and larger scale energy from waste
We are always up for a challenge!
Edmond Shipway is a multi-disciplinary construction consultancy. We operate in a wide variety of sectors including Leisure & Hospitality, Healthcare, Finance, Retail, Food & Beverage, Commercial, Education and Civic and Heritage.
ERGO Computing UK Ltd are proud to work within the ICT sector helping to inspire the next generation of learners with hi impact ICT solutions.
Tel: 01159144145
Mob: 07792198025
Fax: 01159144155
Email: danielm@ergo.co.uk
Faithful+Gould is a world leading integrated construction consultancy (programme management, project management, cost management and building surveying). We build long-term partnerships with our clients because we are trusted to deliver. We protect and maximise our clients’ interests through intellect, innovation, positive thinking and problem solving. We call this Constructive Expertise.

Our people see the big picture and are driven by our clients’ goals. Our relationships are built on trust and understanding and everyone in our team has the responsibility and authority to both find and deliver better ways to get things done.

Our integrated approach delivers business improvements and efficiencies that maximise value and help to transform our clients’ visions into reality.
FMC Global Talent work with some of the world’s most exciting brands, from software giants to F1 teams. Our success has come from standing out from the crowd in the competitive recruitment market. Our fresh approach helps us to build great partnerships with clients and provide an expert service for candidates.

Specialists in the Automotive, Meditech and Software markets… we have access to the very best.

Contact us today, whether you’ve got positions to fill, you’re looking for a job or you’d like to work for us!

Visit: www.fmctalent.com Call: +44 (0) 1522 695 011 Email: info@fmctalent.com
Gordano Motorcycle Training is a top class motorcycle training centre. GMTS.BIKE is delivering outstanding motorcycle lessons to new riders of all ages who want to learn to ride in the right way. Compulsory Basic Training courses and 2 or 3 hour lessons for progressive learning to acquire a full motorcycle licence are available in Portishead from Monday to Friday.
E: pass@gmts.bike T: 01275 269385
Hargreaves Lansdown operates the UK’s largest direct to investor investment service. Always based in Bristol, we now help over three quarters of a million people choose and manage their investments and pensions. We have built a great reputation working hard on behalf of retail investors and our aim is to be the UK’s #1 choice for savings and investments.
Enquiries: Telephone: 0117 900 9000, Email: helpdesk@hl.co.uk
Computeam are an IT Solutions Provider covering the South West of England and across the UK.
We have been providing bespoke ICT solutions to businesses and education customers for over 15 years and have a truly vendor independent approach thereby ensuring that all solutions fully meet the individual needs of all our customers.

First established in 1968, Kuehne + Nagel UK is now a market-leading logistics provider with over 100 strategic locations nationwide and approximately 10,300 employees - offering a full range of supply chain solutions to anywhere in the world via air, road or sea. We also run one of the most successful contract logistics operations in the UK and are responsible for the distribution of some of the UK's most popular brands.
We are a modern and forward thinking firm of local accountants and tax advisers based in Portishead, and also serving the whole of North Somerset and the Bristol area.

At Leslie Dark & Co we work hard to build and maintain a good working relationship with our clients. We recognise that each of our clients is unique – that is why we offer a personal service tailored to their specific needs.
Lloyds Bank plc is a British retail and commercial bank with branches across England and Wales.
At McDonald’s we recognise our responsibility to protect and preserve the environment for future generations. That is why we have a sustainable sourcing policy for food and packaging and aim to use our planet’s resources efficiently.

We believe in the importance of having a positive impact on the hundreds of communities in which we operate. Apart from supporting grassroots football and helping to fundraise for RMHC, we help to keep local areas clean and litter free by organising daily litter patrols and larger clean-up events.
Mend the Gap is a small international charity based in North Somerset. We undertake practical educational and poverty reduction projects in rural Eastern Africa that link local communities, churches, schools, colleges, universities and other like-minded organisations in the UK to their contemporaries in Eastern Africa.

Our mission is to help individuals and their communities fight for a fairer and more dignified world by helping them mend the gap between cultures, religions, generations and people of different wealth for the benefit of current and future generations.

We will achieve our mission by making links and creating bridges between these different groups, communities and individuals. We offer work experience, Gap Year opportunities, and volunteering experiences to young people. We facilitate organised volunteering visits for individuals, families and groups to visit our project sites in Eastern Africa to undertake sponsored events whilst enjoying a holiday or break.
Here at Mike's Bikes we understand that minor issues can add up to a whole load of problems. We always aim to give 100% service to each and every customer.

We only work with companies who make quality products and back them with full replacement warranty. If you find fault with any product you buy from us, just pop it back and we will sort it for you.
M4 Minibus is a family run business with over 30 years experience in supplying Minibuses and people to a huge range of satisfied customers. We specialise in taking the strain out of purchasing your next Minibus.
We always stock an extensive range of Minibuses at our main site in Lyneham near Swindon, with access to hundreds more.
Phone 01249 248983 or email jeremy@m4sales.co.uk
Mortgage Style are a truly independent mortgage brokerage based on the Sheepway in Portbury, just off the M5.

We advise on and arrange all types of property finance from first time buyer mortgages to onward purchases and re-mortgages.

We also specialise in buy to let mortgages, bridging finance, development finance and commercial mortgages.

With over 100 years of mortgage experience and hundreds of exclusive mortgage deals that are not available on the High Street we truly believe that you won’t find better options or service anywhere else.

Tel: 01275 370360
e-mail: contact@mortgage-style.co.uk
Website: www.mortgage-style.co.uk
Optimum Access
• Specialists in access control & IP CCTV systems for the education market
• Cost effective, easy to use systems
• Free 30 day trials available with no hard sell
• All staff are DBS checked
• Interested? Call our sales team on 01454 629674 to arrange a friendly, no obligation meeting
Hello, we are pace… an experienced team providing a host of in-house creative design, branding, printing and exhibition display services. Our diverse skillset attracts a wide variety of clients, from global household names to start-up businesses.

We like to listen, and we like to make things simple.

We can manage any project from initial design concepts through to final production with all of our unique in-house design and print resources.

Please visit our website www.hellopace.com or ring us on 01275 874239 to find out how we can help - we will be delighted to talk with you.
Introducing Partner2Care. Giving you choice, flexibility & control of your healthcare within North Somerset.
We provide:
• Private Video Gait Analysis, Physiotherapy, Acupuncture and more
• Foot care and therapeutic services to care home residents
• Support services for patients with Personal Health Budgets in Bristol and North Somerset

Call us on 0800 111 4167 or email enquiries@partner2care.co.uk to see how we can help you or a loved one.
Portishead Youth Centre is a purpose built youth and community centre for the whole community to enjoy. Daytime activities such as pre-school activities, fitness classes, room hire and our community café generate income to support the delivery of our universal youth work activities which are delivered 5 days a week for children aged 8+. Portishead Youth Centre relies on the support of the local community in order to support and develop local young people from childhood to adulthood.
Probrand Group is a leading end-to-end provider of technology through three award winning businesses that specialise in IT products, IT services and software.
Sport4Kids are on a mission to revolutionise children’s sports development locally as they enable their nationally accredited ‘Best Practice’ programmes in Bristol and North Somerset (Parliamentary Review 2018) – engaging more children with sport and maximising progression and smiles through child-centric learning experiences.

S4K’s combined Service Industry and Psychology heritage features structured Career Development Pathways with integrated online and in-person training programmes. With their ambitious scale-up plans they will have opportunities that provide professional services development within the very rewarding children’s sports education and entertainment industry.”
Sportfields Ltd was formed in 1991 evolving from agricultural and landscaping origins to its current market position as a well-recognised specialist in the construction and installation of natural and synthetic sports surfaces for all sports as well as retaining a strong position in ground improvement for established facilities. From initial conception to completed project we are here to help.
The UK’s leading education specific provider of professional support services, solutions and academy expertise to school, academy and MAT leaders. Our robust professional service capabilities and technology led solutions, enable schools to reduce their administrative burden and costs, remain compliant with statutory responsibilities, and stay fully focused on improving the learning outcomes of our children.
The Channel Partnership is an insurance broker specialising in trade credit risk. Our customers are businesses supplying other businesses with goods or services on credit terms and may be based anywhere in the UK. Our customers trade within the UK and across the world.
Three Cherries is proud of its long standing and superb relationship with Gordano School, providing IT Computer Network Support and Telecoms Hardware. We offer ongoing expertise with an optimistic attitude.
Three Cherries has the ability to strategise, implement and cheerfully support virtually any IT or Telecoms related technology required within the education or business sector. Whether you are a Multi Academy Trust or an SME business, call us to see how we can help. 0845 123 5333

Vikki Coe is an independent Travel Agent with Travel Counsellors, the worlds largest home working travel agency, fully Atol protected. Available outside of regular office hours, offering a personal, bespoke and truly personal service. I can deal with all aspects of travel from Ski, Cruise, Honeymoons, Weddings Abroad, Tailor Made Long Haul and everything else travel related. Please contact me on 01275 774310 or email me on Vikki.coe@travelcounsellors.com
As a proud supplier to Gordano School, Touchline provides specialist sports markings for artificial pitches and hard courts. Whether it’s playground markings redesign, a new netball court needed on your astroturf, or full anti slip contrast colour coating of multi play areas, Touchline can provide surface preparation through to installation. Tel: 01443 217162 Email: info@touchlinemarking.com
Since its launch in 1993 UK Laser Supplies has grown to become one of the UK’s leading providers of Computer Consumables and Printer Hardware Solutions to the Private and Public Sectors.
Our success is founded on the strong emphasis we place on tailoring our services to meet each client’s individual needs. We pride ourselves on delivering a high quality product and bespoke service which represents best value to the customer.
Waterhouse are a dynamic and customer focused contractor based in the South West. Waterhouse provides a comprehensive range of services in the areas of Mechanical & Electrical Engineering Design and Project Management:

-Air Conditioning
-Commercial Gas
-Electrical Installation & Emergency Lighting
-Fire Detection & Fire Fighting Equipment
-Legionella & Water
-Network Cabling
-Planned & Reactive
-Plumbing & Heating

For further information or to discuss your requirements please call us on 01934 813803 or by email info@waterhouse-electrical.co.uk
Weston electrical are a family run business that was established by John Rogers in 1982. We currently have 3 offices (based in Weston – super – Mare, Basildon & Cardiff).
We carry out all aspects of electrical work from domestic and commercial to industrial maintenance and installation.
The work we do can range from PAT testing and Electrical installation testing to full new build and LED lighting upgrades to reactive maintenance and repair works.

Recently we have setup a new division – WES Fire and Security that cover fire alarm, CCTV and intruder alarm maintenance and installation.

We work for a lot of national customers in the retail sector so have remote engineers based around the country, as well as local Weston based engineers.
Wilmott Dixon Construction is a national contractor that delivers multi-million pound public and commercial projects.

Through our Construction business we deliver non-residential projects. That includes building projects in education, leisure and culture, hotels, offices, custodial, health, retail, national frameworks for Government and local authorities.www.willmottdixon.co.uk/
Established in 2004, TVNET are a Bristol based family business providing expert survey, design, installation and maintenance of data networking solutions.

We pride ourselves on:

• Our brand
• Our customers
• Providing excellent customer experience levels
• Our passion for what we do and doing it well
• Our extensive level of experience
• Offering a strong competitive portfolio of services
• Our continued growth and success is a direct result of our passion and innovate approach, both in what we do and how we do it.

We deliver the full suite of TVNET’s portfolio including survey, design, install and maintain solutions throughout the UK via our experienced team of engineers.

We install data and fibre optic cable in to a variety of customers from a single phone or computer socket all the way to new builds with thousands of outlets. For a free quotation please call Andy on 0117 970 8181 or email andy.nash@tvnet-ltd.co.uk.