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Congratulations to our Customer Services team!

We're really proud to announce that a number of our colleagues have been shortlisted as finalists in the upcoming South West Contact Centre Awards.

Delighted to be shortlisted for the 2017 Education Resources Awards

The shortlist for the Education Resources Awards (ERAs) has officially been announced and we are delighted to have been shortlisted for the following three awards...

Shortlist success at the eCommerce Awards 2016!
We are thrilled to have been announced as a finalist for an eCommerce Award for Excellence, which highlights how far we’ve come in our eCommerce journey with you.
Important Safety Notice - Product Recall - The Consortium Branded Colouring Pens

It has come to our attention that a number of the Colouring Pens we supply have not been compliant with the required safety standard we would expect. The required standard is BS7272-1:2008. This standard governs the specifications for Safety Caps for Writing and Marking Instruments which dictates the amount of airflow that passes through the cap.

Welcome to our new website
We are delighted to launch our fantastic new website to help provide you with all the resources, supplies and services you need to operate your engaging educational environment.
Helping to support children in Bristol and beyond

The Consortium is pleased to help support a local event to raise funds for the paediatric intensive care unit at Bristol Royal Children's Hospital.

Helping Wiltshire schools celebrate through dance!

We are delighted to be among the main sponsors for the 10th annual West Wiltshire Dance Festival. The festival, which is organised through the West Wiltshire School Sport Partnership, aims to celebrate dance in its many forms with the theme for 2015 being 'Children's Books'.

Working in partnership with Bath Rugby Foundation for longer

The Consortium is proud to extend our partnership with Bath Rugby Foundation for an additional two years; helping to support young people aged 9 and 10 through the successful Stickability literacy programme.

Working with Dorset County Council for longer

We are delighted to say our educational supplies contract with Dorset County Council has been extended! This means we are able to continue providing exceptional value on key stationery items and educational resources as well as cleaning and janitorial products to Dorset schools for longer.

Important Safety Notice: The Consortium Branded Handwriting Pen
It has come to our attention that a number of The Consortium branded 'handwriting pens' we supply have not been compliant with the required safety standard we would expect.
Staff jump for joy after completing charity skydive

Last weekend saw the final member of a group of team-spirited staff leap from a plane for The Consortium's nominated charity of the year, Wiltshire Air Ambulance.

We've had our contract extended!

We're pleased to announce that we've had our contract with the Welsh Purchasing Consortium extended until 31 March 2015. The contract covers the All Wales Arrangement for Educational and Curriculum Aids framework, which allows us to provide exceptional value for customers in Wales.

Congratulations to all the winners at this year's TES Schools Awards

We're proud to have been the sponsor of the Headteacher of the Year Award and the Numeracy and Maths Award at this year's ceremony, which was held in London on Friday 4 July. The awards celebrate educational excellence within schools, with a focus on the ceaseless dedication offered by those who make a positive difference to the lives of young people.

Helping to support teaching abroad

Anne Purdon, a curriculum leader based at Norland College in Bath, recently appealed in the local press for donations for school supplies, and we were pleased to help!

The Consortium support local Science Ambassadors in their quest for answers!

The sun was shining and science was in the air on Saturday 17 May as pupils, parents and people from the wider community attended a Community Science Day held at The Mead Community Primary School in Trowbridge, Wiltshire.

The Consortium wins Education Exporter of the year

The Consortium has won the Education Exporter of the Year Award at this year’s prestigious Education Resources Awards, held at the Education Show in Birmingham last week....

ERA Exporter of the Year Finalist
The Consortium is delighted to have been announced as a finalist for the title of Exporter of the Year for the prestigious 2014 Education Resources Awards (ERAs)...
The Consortium is now part of Smiths News plc

The Consortium is pleased to announce that it has been acquired by Smiths News plc. The change of ownership will significantly strengthen the company and enhance the opportunities...

The Consortium acquires West Mercia Supplies

The Consortium for Purchasing & Distribution Limited, has announced the acquisition of West Mercia Supplies (WMS)