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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 2020:

RS 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.”


About RS Components

RS Components is a trading brand of Electrocomponents plc, a global omni-channel solutions partner for industrial customers and suppliers who are involved in designing, building or maintaining industrial equipment and facilities. We aim to offer our customers unrivalled choice of product technologies, solve problems with innovative solutions and deliver a world-class customer experience, making it easy to do business with us.

We stock more than 500,000 industrial and electronic products, sourced from over 2,500 leading suppliers. We solve problems and provide a wide range of value-added solutions to over one million customers. With operations in 32 countries, we trade through multiple channels and ship over 50,000 parcels a day.
Electrocomponents plc is listed on the London Stock Exchange and in the last financial year ended 31 March 2020 reported revenue of £1.95 billion. Electrocomponents plc has six operating brands; RS Components, Allied Electronics & Automation, RS PRO, OKdo, DesignSpark and IESA.

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PR Manager – Northern Europe
RS Components

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