What Is BESA?
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.
The BESA Code of Conduct
The BESA Code of Practice is in place to ensure that buyers of educational and training equipment can have confidence in the goods and services they purchase from our members. It allows BESA to promote our members as organisations which give the customer an established level of quality and service, have a commitment to the education market, and delivering good value resources. It is important you ensure your company can comply fully with the code before making an application to join the Association.