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Join us at the NWUPC & NEUPC virtual conference 2021

May 25, 2021 9:46:51 AM / by Banner posted in Education, Events

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We're sponsoring the Northern Universities Purchasing Consortia virtual conference 2021 

Banner is delighted to announce that we are the headline sponsor at this years NWUPC & NEUPC (North Western Universities Purchasing Consortium & North Eastern Universities Purchasing Consortium) virtual conference, on the 17th June 2021.

Join us for a day of engaging workshops and networking opportunities. Visit our virtual booth to see how we can prepare you for a post-COVID learning environment, and enable you to achieve your goals through all-round smart procurement.

We support the safe re-opening of universities by providing the products and services needed to refresh the educational environment, and protect students and colleagues alike.

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We’re attending the LUPC & SUPC virtual conference 2021 – join us!

May 10, 2021 3:13:30 PM / by Banner posted in Education, Events

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We're attending LUPC & SUPC virtual conference 2021 

As universities welcome back students and members of staff to in-person education, Banner want to ensure this transition back to ‘normality’ is a safe, comfortable, and stress-free one!

The future of education settings will look a little different than we’ve been used to, and here at Banner we’ve got you covered. We provide the products needed to refresh your environment and protect students and colleagues alike, enabling universities to re-open safely.

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We’re helping shoes find new feet this year!

Apr 29, 2021 9:53:14 AM / by Banner posted in CSR, Charity, Education, Collaboration, Our Communities

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Banner is delighted to be Supporting Sals Shoes Charity Toe to Toe school campaign 2021

Since 2016, Sal’s Shoes has distributed over 2,000,000 pairs of pre-loved children’s shoes in 46 countries around the world, including within the UK, to support families who would otherwise be unable to afford them.

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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 posted in CSR, Education, Partnerships

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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.

 

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How to defeat phone germs

Mar 16, 2021 9:14:47 AM / by Banner posted in Product, Education, Partnerships

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Did you know that the average mobile phone harbours 6,300 bacteria?

Our smartphones could be giving us coughs, colds or the flu according to health experts.

Phones are almost ideal carriers of disease. We speak into them regularly, depositing microbes via droplets. We often have them with us while we eat, leading to the deposit of nutrients that help microbes thrive.

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Customer orders help to kit out 3 schools in underprivileged areas

Feb 9, 2021 3:41:31 PM / by Banner posted in Product, Education, Health, Partnerships

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We are thrilled to announce that, thanks to orders placed by our customers for Proverb hand sanitiser products, 3 schools in underprivileged areas are now kitted out with sanitiser stations! 

This is because, for every Proverb hand sanitiser product bought, the company donates the equivalent quantity to underprivileged areas.

Banner is committed to an active and inclusive engagement with our local communities and this includes partnering with suppliers who offer social value initiatives. Proverb is just one example of how we work with our suppliers to deliver real social value.

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When Hygiene and Safety are important, laminate!

Sep 21, 2020 2:33:50 PM / by Banner posted in Product, Education, Working Smarter, Technology

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In schools, social distancing measures need to be communicated easily and effectively. 

Laminated signs located in corridors, halls and classrooms will help pupils follow hygiene and safety procedures and alleviate any worries. Any laminated documents can also be easily wiped clean and disinfected when required.

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Back to School Laminators

Sep 2, 2020 1:02:31 PM / by Banner posted in Product, Education, Working Smarter, Technology

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From pupil displays to social distance signage, laminating in schools is more important than ever.

Laminating has long been a favourite finish in the classroom and around the school. Not only does it make pupils’ work, learning displays and decorations shine, it also protects them from the everyday knocks, clumsy spills and accidental damage that can plague a busy school environment.

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Back to School in a socially distanced world and the tech that can help

Aug 26, 2020 1:02:40 PM / by Banner posted in Product, Education, Working Smarter, Technology

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As schools reopen for students and teachers, the classroom is going to look a little bit different from September to allow for social distancing.

With forward facing desks for pupils and teachers needing to maintain a 2m distance as they move around the classroom. Some students may have to learn remotely if they have to self-isolate or if local lockdowns are imposed, therefore technology is key to keeping learning on track both inside and outside the classroom. We look at some of the technology products that can help support learning in a socially distanced world. 

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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

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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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