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The Secretariat of the APPG for Education is provided by the British Educational Suppliers Association (BESA).

BESA is the trade association covering the entirety of the UK educational suppliers sector. It operates on a not-for-profit basis, and is accountable to an Executive Council that is elected by member companies.

It has an 80-year heritage serving the UK education sector, and represents over 300 educational suppliers in the UK, including manufacturers and distributors of equipment, materials, books, consumables, furniture, technology, ICT hardware and EdTech to the education market.

Through its Code of Practice, BESA ensures members are committed to quality products which are fit for purpose, safe and reliable.

Ranelagh Political Communications administers the Secretariat on behalf of BESA.