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ESPO is one of the UK’s largest public sector professional buying organisations. It operates on a self-financing basis and is committed to delivering best value to its customers, suppliers and local communities.
Established in 1981 to provide a comprehensive procurement service to the public sector, ESPO has the purchasing power to achieve savings to pass on to customers. ESPO has a large customer base within the education sector and provides procurement services and supplies goods to schools, academies and further & higher education establishments throughout the UK. The value of ESPO’s procurement activity in 2011/12 was more than £1 billion.
ESPO operates a state-of-the-art 120,000 sq ft distribution centre with 350 staff dedicated to providing customers with a rapid and efficient service. Since 1981 ESPO’s philosophy has been to deliver sustainable cost savings and efficiencies to all customers.