Education Suppliers Collective (ESC) Membership Rules

  1. Members of the Education Suppliers Collective (ESC) must work for or own companies based in the UK and supply products or services to UK schools.
  2. All prospective members must complete the membership application form. This will be distributed to all members for consideration.
  3. It is any member’s responsibility to file a concern with any application that they consider conflicts with their classification or have any concerns about the credibility or ethics of the applicant or their business. This should be done within 14 days of the application. If there are no complaints, the Membership Committee will ‘assume their consent’.
  4. New members are expected to pay their first membership fee within a month of joining the ESC (see point 11).
  5. Members who wish to change or add to their classification must submit a new membership application and go through the same process of consent.
  6. Members should be proactive and genuinely interested in building relationships with other members by maintaining contact with other members in between meetings. members should conduct ongoing “one to one meetings” and joint activities to help develop trust and knowledge between members.
  7. Meetings will be held on Thursdays at 10 a.m. at least fortnightly and members are encouraged to attend all meetings and expected to give apologies if they cannot attend any meeting. Members are encouraged to spend approximately 1 hour a week focusing on the Collective to benefit all of its members, such as taking part in 1 to 1 meetings or designated committee tasks.
  8. To remain part of the Collective, members must attend at least one meeting per calendar month unless a good reason is given that is accepted by the membership committee.
  9. If members are taking opportunities but not providing them, then they will be removed from the group. In order for this to work, we must all be working together.
  10. In case of problems with a member, the Membership Committee may, at their sole discretion, put a member on probation relating to the member’s business practices or commitment to the ESC.
  11. Memberships may be revoked for failure to comply with the rules and/or the Code of Ethics of the ESC. The Membership Committee may revoke memberships. If membership is revoked, that member may request their views to be heard by the Complaints Committee.
  12. There is an annual fee of £100 which must be paid within the first month of membership. Additional fees may be requested for members wanting to take part in events that the ESC may facilitate or attend.
  13. Should a member wish to leave the ESC, the member must inform the membership committee. No membership fees will be refunded.

Education Suppliers Collective Code of Ethics All members will:

  1. ​​Provide the quality of services at the prices that they have quoted.
  2. Be truthful with the members and their referral.
  3. Build goodwill and trust among members and their referrals.
  4. Take responsibility for following up on the referrals they receive.
  5. Live up to the ethical standards of their profession.
  6. Display a positive and supportive attitude with Education Suppliers Collective members.