News & Events

  • The Academies Show - April 2014

    The Academies Show Wednesday 30 April

    22 April, 2014

    On Wednesday 30 April 2014, we're heading to Excel London for the Academies Show, we'd really like to help you with your query or simply pop along and find out how we could save you money.…

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  • Education workshops and conferences

    Education workshops and conferences

    8 April, 2014

    Delegates have recently attended our ESPO free Education workshops in Nuneaton and Stratford Upon Avon. The feedback we have received has been extremely positive. So we've added more dates due to popular demand, take a look…

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  • ESPO Category Event - Held Wednesday 26 March

    Another Successful ESPO Category Event

    7 April, 2014

    On Wednesday 26 March 2014 ESPO hosted another Customer Category Open Day Event at its offices in Enderby, Leicester. The purpose of the event was to enable ESPO procurement teams to meet and engage with their counterparts from various local authorities, be introduced to key contacts in ESPO category procurement teams and to learn about the thoughts of our new management team.

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  • 2014/15 ESPO catalogue

    The ESPO 2014/15 catalogue is available today!

    1 April, 2014

    The wait is over, from today our latest ESPO catalogue is now live; we hope you will agree that it's our best ever! With over 3,000 new lines included and 15,000 prices held there are plenty of reasons to be impressed.…

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  • Proud of our partnerships

    ESPO are proud partners of Education Services Nottingham

    1 April, 2014

    We're thrilled to announce another partnership effective from Tuesday 1 April 2014. ESPO has agreed a programme of partnership working with Education services Nottingham across Nottingham and Nottinghamshire.…

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  • Go Awards

    Bringing home the silver

    20 March, 2014

    ESPO won 'highly commended' in the 'Team of the Year' category as part of the Local Government and Consortia: ESPO, YPO and NEPO (on behalf of Pro5) and Crown Commercial Service.…

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  • Education Show 2014

    Education Show 2014

    18 March, 2014

    We're looking forward to seeing you at this year's Education Show at the NEC Birmingham on Thursday 20 until Saturday 22 March 2014. As a not-for-profit organisation we are all about making your life easier! Make sure you don't miss out; chat to our friendly expert team on stand N352/M34.…

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  • Free School Meals - September 2014

    Free School Meals - ESPO is ready to help!

    7 March, 2014

    ESPO's Food and Catering Team are supporting the government initiative for 'Free School Meals' for all children in reception, year 1 and 2 in all state funded schools. Read on to find out why ESPO should be your number one choice!

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  • Implementing the 2014 EU Procurement Directive

    Implementing the 2014 EU Procurement Directive

    4 March, 2014

    FREE procurement training sessions to be held at ESPO. The European Parliament adopted the 2014 EU Procurement Directives on 15 January 2014, these are due to come into force this March. The government is aiming to implement these directives quickly so the UK can benefit as soon as possible from the improved flexibilities they offer.…

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  • Insurance Services Event – April 2014

    Insurance services event - April 2014

    7 February, 2014

    Pro5 and Crown Commercial Service (formerly Government Procurement Service) will be hosting three events in April 2014 to help customers with their insurance procurement as well as learning about the insurance market.…

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  • Choose ESPO Active

    Choose ESPO Active

    6 February, 2014

    Sport Premium funding has been extended until 2020. This will see English Primary schools decide how they want to invest in the Olympic legacy for many years to come.

    We've designed ESPO Active to help do just this and are keen to assist with improving PE and sport across primary schools and academies…

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  • Youth Sport Trust

    ESPO's proud to continue to be a Youth Sport Trust preferred supplier for 2014

    15 January, 2014

    At ESPO, we work hard to provide an impressive and competitive range of products (over 25000); these are offered alongside hundreds of EU compliant frameworks, for example 115 - outdoor playground equipment.

    We aim to support schools and organisations that are involved in youth sport, as part of our on-going partnership agreement with the Youth Sport Trust.…

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  • ESPO Category Open Day - Member Event – 11 December 2013

    ESPO Category Open Day - Member Event – 11 December 2013

    6 January, 2014

    On Wednesday 11 December 2013 ESPO hosted a ‘Member Event’ at its offices in Enderby, Leicester. The purpose of the event was to enable ESPO member procurement teams to meet and engage with their member counterparts, be introduced to key contacts in ESPO category procurement teams and to learn about the thoughts of our new management team.…

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  • Isabelle is our Christmas Cracker

    Isabelle is our Christmas Cracker

    11 December, 2013

    Congratulations to Isabelle Cook (age 10) who has designed our official 2013 ESPO Christmas card and was our overall winner of all entries ESPO received for our festive competition. Isabelle has won £50 worth of ESPO art and design products for herself, £100 of ESPO stock catalogue items for her school - Hill House School, Auckley, Doncaster in South Yorkshire. Our surprised winner also received 100 copies of her beautiful winning design produced as a Christmas card to send to her delighted friends and family.…

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  • ESPO Workshops

    ESPO workshops are really helping Academies and Schools out

    10 December, 2013

    We like to support our valued customers and are pleased to offer more free continued professional development opportunities. Our experts have been hosting bespoke workshops across the country and now they have announced more dates over the next few months.…

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