At Gaia we pride ourselves on revolving around our clients. We listen, understand and then convert modern technology into business solutions. Gaia prides itself that we frequently demonstrate new or better methods of benefitting from cutting edge technologies, such as virtual reality, cloud, artificial intelligence and 3D.

Gaia Technologies specialises in design and application development and the supporting infrastructure installation. In order to be successful with such a wide range of projects we also need to be expert project managers. We generally employ either Prince 2 or Agile project management methods, as our clients and the project dictates. Whichever project process we use, our key aim is to always focus on the user’s requirements and include them in all of our decisions. Within all of our projects, we support the three core elements of Prince, Agile and good project management: transparency, inspection and adaptation.

Client support and interaction is vital to Gaia, so we always listen, investigate, document, and then review all or out project components with them. We work with the user to discover what is needed and then develop the resulting system on a continual, incremental basis. Much of our feedback from our clients has emphasised how we work with them, in a collaborative manner, to produce unexpected, but great results.

As a certified 27001 ISO standard company, Gaia has managed the design, implementation and maintenance of all ICT systems in numerous educational, government and commercial establishments. We have several more accreditations that offer security to our clients.

We are very active on RM3804 where we provide ICT services for education as well as the Digital Marketplace, where we frequently win projects to supply digital services.

Projects we have project managed include: infrastructure installation, software development, large web site design and installation, applications and cutting edge Studio based designs in both the educational and commercial environments. This site provides numerous case studies that demonstrate our experience at various stages of Agile and Prince 2 methodologies.

“The team from Gaia has listened to us from the beginning. They’ve behaved as a partner, working closely with is to refine our solution to meet our unique needs. They understand education and UTCs so it’s been a pleasure to work with them.”
“The response to the chromosome matching game has been fantastic. It shows people coming back to the stand again and again to play it and try to improve their score. As an engagement and educational tool, we couldn’t have asked for more.”
“The installation team worked around our requirements and timings to ensure that we had a fully functional system from day one”, with Gaia’s Project Management team bringing “a huge range of experience to the planning phase…ensuring our implementation phase went smoothly” and that they “quite simply make things happen.”
“ICT innovation is one of our key areas and we were impressed with Gaia’s proposal, not only as it met all the requirements in our initial brief but also because it fitted into our existing values that form the basis of everything we do.” “It was important that we not only found a partner that could deliver the ICT provisions needed but who could share our vision to develop exciting and innovative ICT services to inspire teaching and learning and drive educational transformation.”
“Gaia project team worked with myself as the lead responsible for the ICT solution at UTC Berkeley in its early phase and then in co-oridnating with the new Principal and his SLT appointed post contract."
“Gaia (Matt Gurney, Duncan Brown and Clare Seaborn) have been very responsive to our needs and work closely with us as a part of our team. Gaia also provides our ongoing ICT service providing on-site support with Service desk and remote diagnostics and fix. This service started as 3 days per week last year and now has increased to 5 days per week on site to compensate for the growing pupil numbers. The ICT support Gaia provides fully meets our needs and exceeds our expectations. I would recommend them to any UTC.
“Dave Beattie brought a huge range of experience to the planning phase, allowing us to avoid many of the pitfalls experienced by other projects. This greatly assisted in ensuring our implementation went smoothly.”
“ICT can work across the curriculum to create a more stimulating and rewarding educational experience. Pupils engage in subjects here that perhaps they disliked in primary school. Give them a notebook and these same pupils emerge with an excellent piece of work.”
“ICT innovation is one of our key areas and we were impressed with Gaia’s proposal, not only as it met all the requirements in our initial brief but also because it fitted into our existing values that form the basis of everything we do.” “It was important that we not only found a partner that could deliver the ICT provisions needed but who could share our vision to develop exciting and innovative ICT services to inspire teaching and learning and drive educational transformation.”
"We were clear in our vision that the implementation of ICT needed to be exciting and fit for purpose. From the outset, Gaia were able to work with us to ensure that all staff and students had the correct equipment and training to lead outstanding teaching and learning. Gaia provided added value with their expertise and knowledge around curriculum and ICT impact, leading to an exciting start following our green screen project. We are looking forward to an innovative journey."
“The Dukeries Academy benefits from Gaia’s strategic relationship with both Acer and Microsoft. The close links between the Academy and Gaia has a real impact on widening the opportunities for our student and staff. Gaia’s friendly and flexible managed service, infrastructure and installation service enables us to concentrate on the delivery of outstanding teaching and learning to all of our students”
“The Leathersellers’ Federation warmly and confidently recommends Gaia as a IT provider. They would have won the tender on cost alone. However what really impressed us was their capacity to listen and identify needs and their relationship management. Gaia were the only company who listened, clarified the service demands with us and even during the tender process showed themselves to be in it for the long term. Since appointment they have been technically superb, utterly reliable and true to their original promise.” Executive Head
“Gaia have been and will continue to be an important and valuable component to setting up our new school from scratch. They have delivered state of the art equipment and suggested innovative ideas to drive education forward with the use of technology. All members of their team have been professional, contactable and reliable.”
“The partnership with Gaia is really unique. It’s about being able to collaborate on tailored content and actively engage students in designing the learning experience. It’s not just about the hardware, it’s not just about asking students to do tasks on computers. Another thing that is important is that we are able to develop content that is married to the access that students have with media outside of school.”
“It was important that we not only found a partner that could deliver the ICT provisions needed but who could share our vision to develop exciting and innovative ICT services to inspire teaching and learning and drive educational transformation.”
“Technology has played a huge part in the transformation of our school. It has changed the way teachers plan and this has given them more time to do what they are employed to do – teach the pupils.”
“Gaia were instrumental in ensuring the ICT solution and the implementation with all stakeholders was designed and the solution fully met the needs of all the staff and students at UTC Berkeley. The contract was delivered on time in September 2017 and within budget. Gaia led the post contract solution amendments, the co-ordination of project teams and offered me a single point of contact from inception to delivery and sign off and UAT. I look forward to a long term working relationship with Gaia as our MAT continues to expand with our next project in September."
“I was part of the group that heard all the bids and made the choice, and one of the interesting features was that Gaia were very connected to the future landscape of where education was going, the idea of children accessing learning from home, the idea that learning didn’t just happen in the classroom and could happen anywhere.”
“Not only have the students gained valuable hands-on experience with video editing technology, but I feel we have laid brilliant groundwork for any projects they do in the future, in that they will see the benefits of working together to produce something they are proud of. The Gaia personnel have great expertise, were terrific to work with and are highly professional. The kids really liked them and have asked a number of times when they will be coming back! Highly recommended.”
“The workshop was a great success. The consultants not only bought phenomenal technical expertise, but also amazing positive attitudes which pulled me through a few stressed moments! For many of the students the workshop sparked an enthusiasm for their Creative Media BTEC, which has been a real bonus. Several of the students who particularly took to video editing gained a lot of confidence and relished the important role they played in the filmmaking process. Also, the shared experience of making and screening the final videos was one which the kids really enjoyed and was great for bringing our small school together."
“We are a medium-sized Federation, with a strong sense of what we require from our IT service. Gaia were the only company who listened, clarified the service demands with us and even during the tender process showed themselves to be in it for the long term. They were not simply selling a service; they were building a relationship around shared understanding and respect, delivering the highest quality IT. Since appointment, they have been technically superb, utterly reliable and true to their original promise”
“The Gaia ICT team implemented all the ICT in our new all age free school. This was a difficult project with tight deadlines and a delayed temporary build from a green field to new school. The Gaia project team worked tirelessly to ensure our school was ICT ready and open for our Reception and Year 7 students in September 2016, As our contracted ICT provider Gaia kept me and my team fully informed during implementation. We continue to work with Gaia as a managed ICT service provider and look forward to the move with Gaia into our permanent school in 2019”
“Gaia Technologies have provided high quality support and delivered a very usable network into the temporary buildings that had not been configured to operate as a UTC. Our temporary IT network enabled student’s access to a range of software applications. Staff were able to gain access to our SIMS management system as well as the usual range of office applications. Without our virtual system and the support from Gaia, it would have been difficult to imagine how we would have been able to function in the first term of operation. We are very pleased to have chosen Gaia Technologies as our IT Partner.
“Notebooks used within a wireless infrastructure provide pupils and teachers with greater access to information across every subject. The flexibility to learn without time and place restrictions suits the pupils’ schedules, resulting in higher quality coursework.”
"At BSD UTC we will provide a highly academic curriculum combined with specialist knowledge and work-based skills. ICT will play a key part in ensuring its success. I have been impressed by the overall package that Gaia offer and I have found Gaia to be friendly, capable and responsive. The Gaia team have displayed significant technical knowledge, which has been gained in part from working with other schools and UTCs. Gaia experience shows in their work and work ethic and importantly they are committed to providing best value for money.”
“We think of ourselves as a solution focussed school - we don't just identify problems, we look for solutions. In everything we do, we aim to do the best for the pupils in our care. Now that we have the technology in place we are in a position to really transform the lives of our children.”
“I just wanted to say thanks on behalf of Logic for all of the work your team put into making the project a success. I was really impressed with what the students were able to accomplish in such a small amount of time.”
“Since Gaia became involved our pupils are now more technology aware and are starting to do things online. A result of this is that parents are now starting to understand that learning can be done at home and this is having a knock on effect in the local area – in effect we have introduced ICT to a community where there was none. Our mission is about putting education into communities and transforming lives and Gaia’s support has enabled us to start putting that into practice.”
“The team from Gaia has listened to us from the beginning. They’ve behaved as a partner, working closely with is to refine our solution to meet our unique needs. They understand education and UTCs so it’s been a pleasure to work with them.”
“Jackie has played a pivotal role in the transition program, she is extremely well organised and has communicated the program well with regular updates. Her attention to detail is first class and she has dealt swiftly with the priority issues.”
"Having educationalists and teachers leading training was fantastic. It has moved all our staff on."
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