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Banner are an Awarded Supplier on the NEUPC NEPA 2 Framework Agreement

Apr 14, 2021 1:10:22 PM / by Banner

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Banner are delighted to be an Approved Supplier on the NEPA 2 (National Education Printer Agreement) Framework, in partnership with leading printer manufacturers Brother and Epson.

The framework provides more sustainable, cost-effect and compliant MPS (Managed Print Service) solutions and services to the Higher Education Sector.

Through this framework, Banner customers can benefit from a one-stop shop for Managed and Production Print Equipment and Services, as well as Non-Managed Print Equipment, and Production Print.


5 key benefits of accessing the NEPA 2 framework through Banner

icon_1Flexible Approach
Our flexible approach, with end to end support, makes sure you get the right solution for your current and future needs. From a printer to an entire print estate, we focus on your project objectives and work with you to provide options that create the best fit.
icon_2Sustainability and printing do not have to be a contradiction. The right technologies used in the right way can deliver significant results in this important area. We continually work to understand developments in this industry and have partnered with manufacturers who are leading the way, so we can advise on the available options to ensure your CSR targets are met. Using the latest technology can reduce power consumption by 80%, materials waste by 75% and deliveries by 75%.
Implementation is key
icon_3Implementation is critical in ensuring any solution meets your goals and therefore we treat it as one of the most important aspects of any work we do. The best devise and solution may not deliver the optimum result if not implemented correctly. Once implemented, we remain on hand to support and ensure maximum utilisation of the benefits.

icon_4We are experts in print, but you are the experts of your business, so an accountable partnership approach ensures the right choices are made. Recommendations are built from a platform of collaboration.
Safe and secure
icon_5As Certified Security experts we can support your business to secure your infrastructure and your information.

Partnering with Epson, a global technology manufacturer


Epson has been leading the industry shift away from high- energy consuming laser printing to energy-efficient, heat-free printing for over two decades in an effort to reduce the carbon footprint of the printing industry. With Epson’s inkjet printers, now formally accessible via Banner on the NEPA 2 framework, customers in the charity, education, local government and other public sector organisations can reduce their energy consumption, based on the printers they decide to install within their organisation.

Richard Wells, Head of Business Sales for Epson UK, said: “This change marks a great milestone for the public sector in reducing its carbon footprint……Securing the agreements from NEPA 2 followed a long and in-depth review of Epson’s quality and sustainability policies, device location management, marketing strategy, and everything in between, and we’re pleased to be one step further in making inkjet the more common place alternative to laser.”

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Partnering with Brother to put you in control




Brother has the expertise and knowledge to provide exceptional support to Universities and Colleges, with printing products that will match your needs and keep all your stakeholders happy. Through innovative features and exceptional reliability for greater visibility of costs and usage, Brother puts you in control.

The Brother education technology solutions empower you to streamline expenditure, improve efficiency and allows your stakeholders to get on with their tasks, without disruption. Brother provide programmes that manage printing devices, including scanners, faxes and copiers. They enable organisations to improve their efficiency, productivity, and information security, typically by monitoring usage, replacing consumables, and meeting the organisation’s printing needs.

Who can use the NEPA 2 framework?

NEPA is available to any member institution of the UK University Purchasing Consortia: NEUPC, NWUPC, LUPC, SUPC, APUC, HEPW and NHS London Procurement Programme. Colleges and other public funded bodies may also access NEPA as associate or affiliated members of the UK University Purchasing Consortia.

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To find out how you can access more sustainable, cost-effective and compliant MPS solutions and services from Banner, please use the contact details below:


T: Ian Dixon, Key Account Manager, 07734 494896

T: Chat Shergill, MPS Account Manager, 07545 742836

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Topics: CSR, Education, Partnerships


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