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Impact of tech on the classroom

Apr 20, 2020 10:30:00 AM / by Banner posted in Education, Working Smarter, Technology, Return to the Workplace


Six ways that EdTech is transforming education

If you work in education, you’re likely to be aware of the huge potential of technology, or EdTech, for students and teachers.

EdTech is the mix of hardware, software and educational theories that can make learning easier and improve outcomes.

And a government EdTech strategy, backed by a £10 million investment, aims to bring more new and helpful tech innovation to schools.

The UK government launched the strategy in 2019. The plan is to encourage tech that reduces teacher workload, boosts student outcomes and levels the playing field for students with special needs.

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Five work from home tips

Mar 18, 2020 4:26:26 PM / by Banner posted in Education, Working Smarter, Technology, Working from Home


If you’re about to start working from home, you may be wondering how best to go about it.

Working flexibly at home can be a great way to get things done, but if you don’t set a few ground rules, for yourself and others, your efficiency can soon drop.

To build your perfect work at home environment you will need to:

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How improved buying helps higher education cut emissions

Mar 18, 2020 1:00:00 PM / by Banner posted in CSR, Education, Working Smarter, eco-friendly


There's a big reason why any higher education purchasing policy should have carbon emissions front of mind.

2020 Carbon reduction targets

Reducing carbon emissions is pertinent for universities in 2020, because they had hoped to meet a 43% reduction target set by the Higher Education Funding Council for England in 2009.

While most universities may not be on track to achieve this, there have been successes.

The University Carbon Progress Report showed carbon emissions from UK higher education providers falling from 1.7 million tonnes to 1.6 million tonnes in the year to 2017/18.

So how can your university do better, on campus and throughout the supply chain?

Here are 4 buying policies that can make a difference:

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ITrap Framework Announcement

Mar 17, 2020 11:00:00 AM / by Banner posted in Education, Working Smarter, Technology


SUPC members and universities can now order essential IT accessories from Banner

Banner are pleased to announce that we have been awarded a position on the SUPC IT Related Accessories and Parts (ITRAP) 2020 (ITS4041 SU) framework.

We’ve been selected because we are a market leader in IT products that provides value for money and is committed to responsible procurement.

Find out what this framework can offer you:

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Display Size Matters

Sep 5, 2019 1:24:38 PM / by Banner posted in Education, Partnerships



Student expectations are high when it comes to technology in their learning environment.

They expect simplicity, ease of use and reliability in the technology they use to reflect how connected they are to their everyday lives.

Here at Banner as an IT+ Silver Partner at Epson, we acknowledge their understanding of education and utilisation of that knowledge to design technology for efficient learning. The technology developed connects both faculty and students encouraging collaborative working and capturing attention.

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CPC host PAG meeting at Banner Head Office

Mar 5, 2019 3:27:12 PM / by Banner posted in Education, CPC



CPC host PAG meeting at Banner Head Office

It was a real privilege to welcome members of the Procurement Advisory Group (PAG), from Yorkshire and Humberside, to our Banner head office in Normanton for their monthly meeting recently. 

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Banner awarded CPC Stationery and Education Supplies framework

Nov 15, 2018 2:35:21 PM / by Banner posted in Education, CPC



We are proud to announce that we’ve been awarded sole supplier of the CPC Lot 1 and Lot 2 Stationery and Education Supplies framework. 

This offers CPC members a quick, simple and compliant route to order all stationery and education supplies under one Banner. 

We’ve been selected for our experience and ability to provide customers with a comprehensive range of products that combine quality and value. 

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