Innovate My School becomes BESA member


BESA, the British Educational Suppliers Association, is the trade association representing over 300 educational suppliers in the UK, including manufacturers and distributors of equipment, materials, books, consumables, furniture, technology, ICT hardware and digital-content related services to the education market. With 81 years of experience, BESA offers unparalleled support, research, events and advice on both UK and International markets, and the future of the education supplies industry. BESA is focused on promoting and providing support and advice to their members, the industry and to schools. 

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Today, Innovate My School were approved as official BESA members by the organisation's executive council. The trade association for the world's leading educational suppliers, BESA operate on a not-for-profit basis and has an 80-year heritage serving the UK education sector, representing over 300 educational suppliers in the UK. Innovate My School will be using this new alliance as a chance to bring even more edu-insights to its audience than ever before.

The British Educational Suppliers Association works with a variety of organisations, such as UKTI Education on international ventures and i2i Events on Bett Futures 2017 - the latter featuring many start-ups from BESA’s Launchpad programme. Combined, BESA’s members constitute around 80% of the market in terms of the amount spent by UK schools on products and services.


“I’m very pleased to welcome Innovate My School as BESA members,” said BESA director general Caroline Wright. “They’re doing some exciting work with teachers across the world, and we’ll be seeing them at Bett in just a few months time.”

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Patrick Hayes, BESA director, said: "The vibrant community generated by Innovate My School has the potential to transform the way in which teachers in the UK and globally deliver their lessons. And through its renowned 'speed-dates', it is at the cutting-edge of connecting schools with high-quality, innovative education products and services, such as those provided by BESA members.

"BESA membership is worn as a badge of honour by the industry. It is a well-recognised sign to schools and education authorities that a company provides high-quality products and services, and can be trusted. We are delighted to welcome Innovate My School into the Association."

Michael Forshaw, Innovate My School managing director, said: "This is an amazing start to the year. We’ve been collaborating with BESA for a while now, and it’s an honour and a privilege to be included as a member. No doubt this will help us to provide teachers and our partners with more insights and opportunities than ever before."

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