Stone Group becomes latest HP For Education partner

HP For Education benefits now available to Stone customers through its trade-in and rewards scheme

February 2019: IT provider Stone Group has been chosen as one of 22 solutions partners by HP For Education, enabling the former to offer a wider range of IT and recycling services to schools, colleges and academies located within mainland UK, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.

Stone’s customers are now able to trade in any working laptop, desktop, or tablet for high quality up-to-date models that better meet the needs of students. Buying or trading in old devices will earn schools rewards that enable them to utilise their HP Marketplace wallet. Rewards are also available for larger, bulk orders.

These rewards can come in the form of a cash rebate for the school, academy, or college, or the ability to redeem trade-in rewards to support the customers products, software, consultancy and e-learning and training requirements, provided by Stone. All cash rewards are paid to the school within 30 days of the claim making using HP for Education a financially risk-free option for IT refreshes.

HP For Education also offers ‘Guaranteed Future Value’, which customers can register for. Two years after the initial purchase, schools customers can trade in devices at guaranteed values against the purchase price of new replacement devices.

CEO of Stone Group Simon Harbridge says: “Offering customers the choice to work with us via HP promotes sustainability and affordability, something which we are passionate about at Stone. We already work very closely with HP and the HP for Education programme allows Stone to provide customers the very best technology while also helping to balance their budgets.”

Neil Sawyer, Channel Director UKI at HP, adds: “At HP, we recognise that with tight budgets schools have to make difficult decisions every year between buying much-needed education hardware or investing in software such as education programmes and training courses. We want to stop schools from being forced to minimise their IT assets or forego software purchases in order to invest in vital education technology.”