About BESA

About BESA - Education Resources Awards

BESA, the British Educational Suppliers Association, is the trade association covering the entirety of the UK educational suppliers sector.

It has an 85-year heritage and represents over 400 educational suppliers in the UK, including manufacturers and distributors of equipment, materials, books, furniture, ICT hardware and EdTech. BESA has a Code of Practice to which all members must adhere, along with a stringent membership process, both of which assure schools of a high standard of quality.

Working with the Department for International Trade (DIT), BESA helps take over a hundred companies overseas every year to a wide range of important export markets, from the US to Malaysia and China, providing intelligence briefings, logistical support and often substantial bursaries.

BESA, supported by the Department for Education (DfE), also runs the LearnED Roadshow offering free teacher EdTech training, plus the LendED.org.uk online EdTech lending platform.

For more information, visit: besa.org.uk