Education resources supplier, The Consortium, is celebrating after being shortlisted for two prestigious awards.
The Education Resource Awards (ERAs), highlight the quality and diversity of educational products and resources. The finalists were announced last Friday and The Consortium was selected for two categories: Supplier of the Year (over £3 million turnover) and Education Exporter of the Year.
The Consortium, which includes Midlands-based West Mercia Supplies, has been the winner of the Supplier of the Year category for the last three years, but has never been shortlisted for Education Exporter of the Year before. Managing Director, Melanie Teal comments, “We are especially pleased to be selected as finalists for the Education Exporter of the Year Award as developing our international business has been a particular focus for us. However, being selected as a finalist in two categories is a fantastic achievement! It really does recognise the hard work of all our staff to provide educators with relevant and appropriate products together with high quality service.”
Caroline Wright, director of the British Educational Suppliers Association (BESA) who organise the awards, says of the finalists: “Each year our panel consists of experienced education stakeholders for resources, organisations and teachers that make a real difference to education. By testing and identifying the best resources available to today’s schools and classrooms, schools can look to the finalists, and the soon-to-be-announced winners, as exemplary companies with practical products that are fit for purpose and provide real value for money.”
The winners will be announced at a gala event at The Motorcycle Museum in Birmingham on Friday 15th March, the second evening of the Education Show 2013.