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

New catalogue out now!

Our 2018 Education Supplies catalogue is out now! Packed full of every day essentials and specialist products and resources, we bring together all the education supplies you need to make buying easy.

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.

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...
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 makes a surprise visit!

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.

Be part of the 2016 Shakespeare Schools Festival

West Mercia Supplies 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.
Reading the Game literacy programme kicks-off in Shrewsbury!

We are delighted to announce our sponsorship of Shrewsbury Town Football Club's Reading the Game literacy programme. The initiative captures the motivational power of football and sport to inspire young children to read more and improve their literacy skills.

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!

High flying staff raise funds for charity
As part of our fundraising efforts for Midlands Air Ambulance, a team of fearless staff members has raised over £2000 by taking part in a charity skydive.
Celebrating the 70th anniversary of victory in Europe

This year marks the 70th anniversary of Victory in Europe Day (VE Day 70) which will be celebrated across the country this summer.

Education Resource Awards Finalist 2015

We were delighted to be a finalist in the year's prestigious Education Resource Awards Supplier of the Year Awards.

Employees raise over £7,700 for Midlands Air Ambulance

This week employees from West Mercia Supplies presented a cheque for over £7,700 to their charity of the year for 2014, Midlands Air Ambulance.

Important Safety Notice: The Consortium Branded Handwriting Pen
It has come to our attention that a number of The Consortium branded 'handwriting pens' we supply have not been compliant with the required safety standard we would expect.