News from 2012

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

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The Consortium wins 'Product Supplier of the Year'

The Consortium was presented with EducationInvestor's Product Supplier of the Year award at a prestigious ceremony in London on 15 November...

Congratulations to Ashfield Junior School in Hertfordshire and Baylis Court School in Slough whose amazing, creative displays won The Consortium's 2012 Display Competition for primary and secondary schools...

The new Apple iPad mini has arrived!

The latest exciting addition to the Apple range, the iPad mini, is now available to buy from The Consortium...

We are celebrating the best ever results from our annual customer satisfaction survey...

The Consortium has been helping out a summer school in Wiltshire that will make the transition to secondary school much easier for a group of new pupils...

The Consortium shortlisted for EducationInvestor Award

The Consortium has been selected as a finalist at this year's EducationInvestor Awards in the Product Supplier of the Year category...

Pupils at Taunton Prep School enjoyed a day at the zoo because they won a competition run by BIC® and The Consortium...

The Consortium's walkers raise £3,600 in the White Horse Challenge!

Staff from The Consortium put their best feet forward over the weekend to take part in a 55 mile walk to raise money for Wiltshire Air Ambulance....

Staff from The Consortium help to recreate the Olympic Torch Relay for local pupils

Rachel Bown, a PE teacher at Larkrise School in Trowbridge and a Great Britain Age-Group triathlete, carried the Olympic torch thorough Croscombe, near Shepton Mallet on 22 May...

The Consortium is sponsoring an award at the Adult Learner Awards, organised by Wiltshire College to celebrate the achievements of adult learners from across the county...

The Consortium is now part of Smiths News plc

The Consortium is pleased to announce that it has been acquired by Smiths News plc. The change of ownership will significantly strengthen the company and enhance the opportunities...

Celebrating the Olympic Torch journey through Wiltshire

We're really excited that the Olympic Torch will be making its way through our area very soon! To help mark the occasion...

The Consortium acquires West Mercia Supplies

The Consortium for Purchasing & Distribution Limited, has announced the acquisition of West Mercia Supplies (WMS)

The Consortium has won a contract from Wirral Council to supply sports and gym equipment...

The Consortium wins top award three years in a row!

The Consortium has won the Supplier of the Year Award for the third year in a row!...

The Consortium's Chief Operating Officer appointed to help boost local economy

Mark Barnett, Chief Operating Officer at The Consortium, has been appointed to the board of the Swindon and Wiltshire Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP)...

The Consortium showcases UK education to Chinese delegation

The Consortium recently hosted a visit from a Chinese delegation looking for inspiration for their new school in China...

The finalists for the 2012 Education Resources Awards (ERAs) have been announced and The Consortium has been shortlisted for the Supplier of the Year award...

A total of 38 Wiltshire schools, including primary, secondary and special needs schools, will be taking part in this year's Dance Festival at The Forum in Bath...