The Channel logo

News

By | Kelly Fiveash 22nd July 2008 10:09

RM buddies up with Tesco on new voucher scheme

Egg and spoon race

UK schools computer supplier RM has bagged a partnership deal with Tesco for the retail giant’s forthcoming voucher collection scheme which kicks off in 2009.

Tesco has merged into one catalogue its two voucher schemes - Computers for Schools and Sport for Schools and Clubs - that were previously supported by RM.

Under the new agreement, financial terms of which were kept secret, RM said it will provide a range of products that will support many different areas of the curriculum.

The firm claimed the scheme was the largest promotion of its kind in Blighty, providing schools with computer kit and resources worth millions of pounds.

In May, RM disappointed the City by turning in sluggish revenue growth and a slide in profits for the first six months of the company’s fiscal year. It said it was pinning its hopes on the second half of the year.

Just last month RM’s boss announced his resignation after more than 25 years with the computer supplier.

The firm, which specialises in software, services and systems for the UK education market, confirmed that chief executive Tim Pearson would step down from his role, to be replaced by current group managing director Terry Sweeney on 30 September 2008. ®

comment icon Read 4 comments on this article alert Send corrections

Opinion

Trevor Pott

Why aren't you, personally, stopping the moronocalypse?
Star Trek Into Darkness

Chris Mellor

Federation fissiparousness to form co-ordinated divisions
iot_internet_of_things

Chris Mellor

EMC is ahead overall with HDS mounting an IoT catch-up

Features

Lego gandalf by https://www.flickr.com/photos/isherwoodchris/  CC 2.0 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/ attribution sharealike
Why interconnectivity in the cloud is tougher than just stacking bricks
Handing over dollars picture via Shutterstock
Steve Ballmer. Pic:  Aanjhan Ranganathan
Nokia is the biggest write-off yet, but it wasn't the first
Confused computer keyboard
Last Christmas, I gave you my Cloud, the very next day you gave it away