BESA, the British Educational Suppliers Association, is the trade association covering the entirety of the UK educational suppliers’ sector. It operates on a not-for-profit basis, and is accountable to an Executive Council that is elected by member companies.
It has an 85-year heritage serving the UK education sector, and represents over 300 educational suppliers in the UK, including manufacturers and distributors of equipment, materials, books, consumables, furniture, technology, ICT hardware and EdTech to the education market.
Combined, BESA’s members constitute around 80% of the market in terms of the amount spent by UK schools on products and services.
BESA offers unparalleled support, research, events and advice on both UK and International markets, and the future of the education suppliers’ industry. BESA is focused on promoting and providing support and advice to their members, the industry and to schools.