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What is the British Educational Suppliers Association?

BESA is a trade association. Trade associations are organisations which represent a particular industry, but do not supply products themselves. They promote and provide information about their member companies and are a good source of information and advice about their respective industries.

BESA has over 300 members which include manufacturers and distributors of equipment, materials, books, consumables, furniture, technology, ICT hardware and digital content - all to the education market.

BESA members supply to UK and international markets, across the curriculum and at all levels from early years to FE and vocational training. The total turnover of BESA members is in excess of £1.8 billion.

BESA members offer buyers peace of mind by subscribing to a Code of Practice.

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The National Union of Teachers (NUT) is a trade union for teachers and head teachers in England and Wales. It recruits only qualified teachers and those training to be qualified teachers into membership and currently has over 295,000 members, making it the largest teachers' union in Europe.

The NUT campaigns on a range of educational and employment issues for its members. Its current priority campaigns include the public sector cuts, Key Stage 2 assessment reform, academies and free schools, pensions, promotion of reading for pleasure and teacher professionalism and trust. See the NUT website


The NASUWT is the largest teachers' union in the UK. The NASUWT provides first-class legal and professional services through a high quality network of school-based representatives, local and national officers, staff and specialist legal advisors. The NASUWT is a campaigning union led by practising teachers. The NASUWT also believes that the best way to deal with issues affecting teachers is by members getting involved in union policy. The NASUWT is the only TUC-affiliated teachers’ union to represent teachers in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. The NASUWT organises in all sectors from early years to further education and represents teachers in all roles including heads and deputies. The NASUWT is politically independent and is deeply committed to working to influence the education policy of the Government and employers.

Windrush Group

The Windrush Group offer a variety of services to our clients all under one roof. From design through to print and everything in between, Windrush Group offer a high level of personal service to ensure we deliver what our clients demand.

From a strong design team, producing high quality creative design solutions through to our litho and digital print services, we believe we have a unique approach, a unique set-up and a flexibility not found anywhere else.

Windrush Group also hold Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certification, which, building on our own environmental decisions, offer customers an opportunity to be part of our ‘chain of custody’ in providing print from sustainable sources.

We are proud to support the NLA in the work they do.