Simon Hill, managing director at Wakefield based YPO, the UK’s largest publicly owned purchasing organisation, has been elected to the BESA Executive Council for a two year term.
BESA is a trade association that works on behalf of its members to support UK-based companies that supply goods and services to the education sector.
The council, consisting of leading figures in the educational supply industry, sets the strategic direction of the association and decides how its finance and income is spent.
Simon said: “It is a privilege to be elected to the BESA Executive Council. The association does some fantastic work in supporting educational suppliers in the UK, and I look forward to contributing to the success of the association over the coming years.”
Diane Webster, head of sales and marketing at YPO, has been elected to the BESA Marketing Committee for a two year term. The committee’s role is to guide BESA’s marketing activities.
Diane Webster said: “BESA is involved in a wide range of marketing activities, which provide important support to its members. I am delighted to join such a well-respected committee.”
YPO supplies public sector organisations with products and frameworks, and is 100 per cent publicly owned, meaning that all profits are returned to YPO customers and member authorities. The organisation’s range includes over 30,000 products and 80 frameworks, covering everything from pens and pencils, computers and furniture to electricity and insurance.