About Us

ESPO International - a trusted UK education supplier since 1981

ESPO International is the largest public sector buying organisation in the UK with over £2billion worth of public money being spent through our frameworks and 10,000 schools supplied with resources annually.

We have 40 years’ experience supplying education resources, curriculum products and early years equipment to educational establishments, government, and non-profit organisations throughout the UK. We are 100% owned by the UK public sector which means we are committed to offering you a wide range of high quality products, at competitive prices.

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Providers of the UK curriculum

The national curriculum of the UK is recognised and respected across the world due to its high standard of quality and accessibility. ESPO International is at the forefront of the UK education supplies market with a team of procurement professionals sourcing the most up-to-date and innovative classroom resources.

With thousands of curriculum resources available, as well as many other essential products required by education establishments, our range is exciting and hand built to meet the extensive and varied needs of schools.  

Smartbuy Exercise books Early Years UK Curriculum


More reasons to choose ESPO International

Don’t just take our word for it, we are widely recognised - our recent award wins include Supplier of the Year at the Education Resources Awards 2017 and 2018 (plus finalist in 2019, 2020 and 2021), and we’ve been awarded the Feefo Platinum Trusted Service Award for consistently providing a high standard of service over the last 4 years consecutively.

We’re also a proud long-term member of the British Educational Suppliers Association, BESA.

Free online no obligation quotations

This website has been designed with our international customers in mind, providing a quick and easy route to request quotations on our wide range of products. Once submitted, your basket of goods will be sent to your local distributor who will provide a fully bespoke quotation.

Please note that this website provides a ‘request for quote’ service only - you will not be charged for submitting a quote request. Once you have received your quote, if you are happy to go ahead, your order will be fulfilled through your local distributor.

We work with a global network of distributors, combining our wide range of products and experience and their local knowledge to meet the growing demand for UK curriculum resources across the world.

Find out more about how you can use this website to request your quote.

Customers in the UK

If you are an education, government or public sector organisation in the UK, please visit our British website, espo.org.

If you are a nursery, childminder, parent or private sector company in the UK, please visit Eduzone, part of the ESPO family.

Partner opportunities

If you’re a distributor or shipping company that would be interested in working with us, please visit our Contact Us page and choose "Distribution opportunities" from the options listed.

If you are a supplier who would like to be included in our UK or international catalogue, full information can be found at espo.org/Suppliers.