News

You'll find all our company news here, including updates on our activities to support the education sector, community projects and charities.

Congratulations to our very own Emma Parrish!

Hundreds of people came together to celebrate at the South West Contact Centre Awards, which were held at Ashton Gate Stadium in Bristol on Thursday 29 June and we were there!

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...

2017 Education Supplies catalogue is out now!

Thanks to your fantastic feedback, our 2017 Education Supplies catalogue features more value and choice than ever before.

Introducing Collaboroo, our new online teaching community

We are excited to announce the launch of Collaboroo, our new online teaching community.

Collaboroo has been created with the help of a panel of teaching professionals to make it quick and easy for teachers and early years practitioners to connect, create and collaborate online.

Delivering value for Multi-Academy Trusts
As a leading supplier to the education sector, we are committed to helping schools achieve best value...
Helping schools across Dorset achieve outstanding value
It is with great pleasure that we can announce that our exclusive contract with Dorset County Council has been renewed to help schools across Dorset make even better savings.
We’ve been shortlisted for not one but TWO prestigious awards!
The Consortium is thrilled to have been announced as finalists for two awards, both of which highlight how far we’ve come in our ecommerce journey with you.
Mr Pritt visits The Consortium!

Although extremely busy conducting a nationwide tour of schools, Mr Pritt took the time to pop into our head office in Trowbridge, Wiltshire last week to surprise members of staff with an impromptu visit.

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.

Staff raise thousands for Wiltshire Air Ambulance

Members of The Consortium's charity team presented a cheque for more than £9,000 to Wiltshire Air Ambulance as part of their on-going fundraising for their nominated charity of the year.

Winner for our outstanding classroom resource!

We are delighted to announce that, along with our resource partners Scholastic Education and Smart Kids, we are the winner of the Marketing Campaign of the Year at the 2016 Education Resource Awards.

Pupils from across Trowbridge make their voices heard

We were delighted to once again help support three local secondary schools by sponsoring the recent Young Voice of Trowbridge speaking competition.

We are a finalist!

We are proud to announce that we are a finalist at this year’s Education Resources Awards. The awards, now in their 18th year, celebrate the outstanding success of suppliers and teaching professionals of the education sector throughout the UK.

Be part of the 2016 Shakespeare Schools Festival

The Consortium is delighted to support Shakespeare Schools Festival. Since launching in 2000, the Shakespeare Schools Festival has worked with 150,000 young people across the UK.

Festive Display Competition - Winner
Thank you to everyone who took part in our Festive Display Competition.
National School Business Management Awards 2015
School business management professionals across the country work tirelessly to bring best value to their school to help ensure it's as successful as possible.
We are the winner of the new Welsh Purchasing Consortium framework contract!

As an established supplier to schools across Wales, we are delighted to have been awarded the sole supplier status for the new Welsh Purchasing Consortium (WPC) framework contract.

Helping to support National Air Ambulance Week

Water, water everywhere and not a drop to drink!
Members of the Executive team met with a face full of water recently when they volunteered themselves to be put 'In the Stocks' - all in the name of charity!

Supporting the unsung heroes in school business management

Throughout the country the role of the school business manager has become an integral part of the senior leadership team within schools. From primary education through to secondary and sixth form, school business managers are always looking for a better way to secure best value which is a practice we wholeheartedly support.