RS Components secures accreditation from British Educational Suppliers Association

Trade body membership endorses RS as a trusted provider to the UK education sector

LONDON, UK, 10 September 2020RS Components (RS), a trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE: ECM), a global omni-channel solutions partner for industrial customers and suppliers, has secured full membership of the British Educational Suppliers Association (BESA), the national trade body for organisations supplying products and services into the UK education sector.

RS has a dedicated team focused on educational activities, supporting young people through the STEM (5 – 18) years to higher education (18+). The company provides resources, products and initiatives, via its online education hub, that have been specifically developed to inspire the younger generation to explore their creativity in these subjects, and perhaps ultimately consider a career in one of the engineering or scientific disciplines.

By securing BESA membership, schools and educational institutions engaging in projects with RS can be assured of the company’s credibility and compliance with a rigorous code of practice that ensures ethical standards are met in key areas such as quality, integrity, transparency and openness, safeguarding and data security, and discriminatory conduct.

James Howarth, Head of Education Strategy – EMEA at RS, commented: “This membership reflects RS’ status as a trusted supplier to the UK schools-education sector and is testament to the extensive STEM programme we have developed over the past two years. As we continue to extend our educational product offer for schools, we will look to develop relationships with organisations similar to BESA across the globe.”

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