A little bit about us...
Welcome to The Consortium, an organisation focussed on meeting the needs of our many customers
in the Social Care, Education, Early Years and Training Sectors. We are the largest independent supplier
of education resources in the UK.
For over 40 years, we have been providing schools and colleges with all the supplies and services
needed to operate on a daily basis whilst teaching the national curriculum. More recently, we have been
making our presence known in other sectors; Care and Early Years.
The Consortium Care brand has been supplying care homes for many years and we recognise and understand
the pressures of the Care industry. The most recent addition is early years from The Consortium, a brand new
service launched in June 2007 providing everything an Early Years setting might need…making buying for your
little ones as easy as ABC.
We believe we are the supplier with a difference!
We care about our customers, and demonstrate this care and understanding in everything we do. Where our
motto is ‘Buying Made Easy’, we use our expertise to ensure our customers always have the right products and
services, at the right time and at a price they can afford, by offering a one-stop shop.
We do our utmost to be a Customer Service led, vibrant and innovative business. We must be doing something
right…The Consortium is continually voted No.1 for service, by existing customers and endeavours to deliver on
time, first time, every time!
How we make buying easy for you
Here are some of the key things we do to make our customers job of educating and caring for others a little
- Need your order urgently? Not a problem, we offer Next Day Delivery in the UK
- Five easy ways to order – by phone, fax, online, email or post
- A friendly, helpful Customer Service team always there for you at the end of the phone
- Thousands of trusted branded and own-brand quality assured products
- Consistent stock availability
- New product development and innovation within the marketplace
- Refurbishment and New Build service
- No quibble return policy
- Price match guarantee offered, in the unlikely event that you’ll buy an item and then find it cheaper
elsewhere in the next 7 days!
The Consortium also provides a wide range of services from facilities management to vehicles. Take a look
at our range of professional services.
Being green is something very, very important to us
Sustainability is high on the agenda at The Consortium. We’re proud of the ever-growing eco-friendly range
of products we offer and we’re constantly on the look out for ethically sourced products which help to reduce
our impact on the world’s resources.
One of our key sustainability targets is to give the customer greater control over orders and deliveries.
Our website is an excellent way for you to order online and by using our e-procurement service you can even
manage requisitioning and authorisation processes on-line. Please visit
for information on our green services and products. Additionally, take a look at our
Report, outlining our sustainable efforts and achievements.
We try to make brave decisions on introducing innovative products to help to inspire you at work. We go to
a great deal of trouble to understand the challenges that you have and take pride in making buying from us as
easy as possible. We are committed to working ethically with our customers, our suppliers and our employees and
constantly aim to minimise our impact on the environment. Working in co-operation we can make ‘One Winning Team’!
Take a look at our Corporate Community Policy
for more information.
Please click on Education,
The Consortium Care, and
The Consortium Early Years to take you to the
respective home pages.