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Excel Office Supplies awarded preferred supplier status with the Better Schools Project
Lindsay Horler, Marketing Director of Excel Office Supplies Ltd, visited to explain to members the relationship the Company is developing with the Better Schools Project, a schools procurement partnership that aims to deliver best value on a full range of products and services for schools by using its specialist knowledge to source suppliers who offer exceptional value and service.
Lindsay said, “The partnership between the Better Schools Project and Excel Office Supplies means that schools can benefit from cost savings and great service, with a supply partner they can trust. Excel Office Supplies is proud to have been selected by the Better Schools Project as a Value Ambassador and the preferred supplier for stationery and specialist education supplies”.
Excel supplies a huge range of products to schools, including:
- Copier paper, coloured paper and card.
- Craft supplies.
- Graph paper and graph books.
- General stationery.
- 3D printers.
- Laptop caddies.
- Personalised products.
- Janitorial and facilities management products.
- Craft supplies.
- First aid products.
- Staff room supplies.
Why choose Excel Office Supplies
Established in 2000, Excel Office Supplies is an independent stationery supplies company specialising in delivering a personalised service to its customers. Excel listens to its customers in order to understand their requirements, and to make sure it is always improving the service it delivers.
Lindsay explained, “At Excel we tailor a school’s account to accommodate its exact needs, whilst delivering on value and service. Our range of products is rivalled by none - because we will aim to source any product a customer requires. We are committed to being an ethical business. Community engagement is embedded into everything we do, and Excel is ISO 9001 and 14001 registered”.
Convenient and flexible ordering
Excel makes it easy for schools to order products in the manner that best suits their existing working practices. Schools can:
- Order online: The school simply needs to login to its account at www.eos.uk.net. From there it can place orders, view its order history and browse its favourites.
- Order by order form: Excel provides each department in a school with a template order form. The school employee simply needs to fill in the product code and quantities on the form and hand it to the purchaser, who will then place the order online. Alternatively, the form can be faxed or scanned and sent by email.
- Speak to the Excel team: If someone cannot find the items they are looking for online or in the Excel catalogue, they can contact Excel’s knowledgeable and friendly team by phone or email.
Contact Excel today for more details
If you’re involved in purchasing for schools, contact Excel today to learn how we can provide your school with a comprehensive range of quality products, at great prices and with fantastic customer service.
Recently, Handy Croissant member Theresa Marks of AddHR spoke to the group about the importance of accurate and reliable data for the HR function and the potential costs of not getting this right. She illustrated the subject with some case studies.
The Members of Handy Croissant would like to invite you to a Business Breakfast at The Holiday Inn High Wycombe (J4, M40) on Friday 9th October 2015, 7.15am – 9am.
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