Why become a Corporate Member?
Corporate membership offers the opportunity to connect with educators nationally. Our membership has grown exponentially from 8000 members to over 33,000, as teachers are reaching out for our support to deliver inspiring and innovative Design and Technology in their schools. Join us as a corporate member and get noticed by teachers in D&T and engineering departments actively looking for the services your company can offer.
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Yearly membership only £497
For further information contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01789 470 007
Our current Corporate Member listings:
AMS Technology Solutions Ltd (1)
Since its inception in 1995 AMS Technology Solutions Ltd has been providing quality technology with a focus on British-designed and built products primarily to the education market. We ensure that the very best of British manufacturing in the laser, filtration and 3D printing industry is available to schools, colleges, universities and commercial customers all around the country.They have been proudly providing quality technology with a focus on British-made from initial design to build and assembly.
Telephone: 01400 272 123
Activate Learning, Rycotewood Furniture Design
Rycotewood is a renowned centre of excellence for furniture design and making, established in 1938 & based in Oxfordshire it boasts excellent workshop and design studio facilities. The teaching team are all from industry and offer an exceptional learning experience in furniture skills and knowledge with close relationships with the industry. Education programmes start at 14 years old with 'The National Saturday club' and from 16 years old students can train over two years for a diploma in furniture making at Level 2 & 3. Progression can be made to higher education, with their three-year BA degree programme in furniture design and make affiliated with Oxford Brookes University or go into employment. Its strong industry connections are built on its exceptional apprenticeship programme for those who are employed, with apprenticeships at Level 2 & 3 starting from 16 years old. Rycotewood equips the furniture industry with people who are highly skilled and passionate about furniture.
Visit the website for more information.
Bowerhill Machinery Services Limited
We provide professional and efficient assistance in all things D&T, covering predominantly the South of England but always willing to travel further afield. BMS are a family run business lead by David and Tom Wiltshire who along with their experienced engineers have collectively clocked up over 100 years in the industry. Our overall goal is to develop and maintain a long-lasting customer relationship with the school and to help student and teachers remain confident and safe in their working environments. Offering everything from Annual Machinery Servicing, LEV Testing, Inspections, Dust/Fume Extraction, Follow-up safety work, Call outs/Repairs, Complete Workshop Consultation’s and Workshop design and installations. BMS are a one stop solution for all your D&T workshop requirements and needs. For more information visit our website or phone 01225 705321
Boxford has been making machine tools for schools, colleges, universities and engineering training centres all over the world for more than 70 years. We're proud that so many innovators and engineers throughout the world got their first experience of machining on a Boxford machine. Our unrivalled knowledge in manufacturing CAD/CAM machines and the most intuitive and easiest to use software available encourages students to get hands on experience of precision machining allowing their good ideas to become reality at the touch of a button. Whether it's turning, milling, routing, lasering, or plasma cutting, Boxford machines are renowned for providing accuracy, speed, reliability, and value for money. Your students' futures, shaped by our experience.
For more information please visit the Boxford Ltd website.
CREATE Education are committed to supporting educators, educational institutions, outreach and community programmes to easily use and embed 3D printing and technologies for STEAM in education effectively. They equip educators with the tools, resources and support they need to empower students to become creative innovators and develop the needed skills to adapt and thrive in their future careers. Their diverse community network share their real-world 3D printing solutions being created everyday in industry and via education to inspire innovation.
A British manufacturer, with a world-wide reputation for quality and technological excellence, Denford manufactures CAD/CAM/CNC solutions for education and training, including CNC mills, lathes, routers and a PCB engraver, together with 2D & 3D design software – all of which are a familiar feature in Design & Technology and Engineering laboratories around the world. In addition to these core products, Denford also supplies a range of laser cutters, 3D printers and 3D scanning solutions to suit a variety of educational requirements.
Denford is also ‘Proud Founder and Sponsor’ of the “F1 in Schools STEM Challenge” – the world’s most exciting STEM-based educational project - showing the company’s dedication and commitment to encouraging and promoting student selection and enjoyment of STEM based subjects. See some F1 case studies here.
For more information, please visit the Denford Ltd website.
Driving change so more young people choose engineering and technology careers. At EngineeringUK, we drive a collective effort to grow the future talent pool through research and evidence, leadership, activities for schools and advocacy, with a focus on long-term sustainability.
For more information please visit: EngineeringUK
Flamefast (UK) Ltd
Suppliers for schools, colleges and universities of hot metal and heat treatment equipment, turnkey workshop design, gas proving and interlocking systems and education health & safety solutions
For more information please visit the Flamefast (UK) Ltd website.
Dryad Education stock over 8,000 products, including Sewing Machines, Fabrics, Threads and thousands more textile crafts ranges suitable for use in schools, colleges and universities.
Talk to the experts for free advice and techniques or call to book a free appointment at your school.
Please visit our website or call us on 01162 744 744
Flamefast (UK) Ltd (1)
Warrington based Flamefast UK Ltd. are renowned as the leading manufacturer and supplier of educational design technology equipment supplying hearths, crucibles, kilns, extraction systems and other related gas safety products for over 40 years to all educational establishments from schools to colleges and universities.
Flamefast have over the years built up an impressive portfolio of successful educational workshop projects both in the UK and overseas having recently completed a number of new University Technical College Installations. As a market leader within the educational supply industry, Flamefast has established an extensive network of trusted educational distributors and suppliers meaning that Flamefast can offer the optimum packaged solution to meet your needs and suit your budget...
Find out more: Flamefast UK Ltd
HPC Laser Limited
HPC Laser is one of the UK’s leading suppliers of CO2 laser cutting and engraving machines. Established in 2006, our team of skilled engineers have delivered, installed, serviced and supported over 4500 Laserscript machines across the UK to secondary schools, colleges, universities, signmakers, trophy engravers and hobbyists. Our CO2 machines range from 35W to 220W and bed sizes from 300mm x 200mm to 2500mm x 1500mm.
Many of our models are available with laser upgrade options depending upon the material and thicknesses to be processed and our clever modular design allows our larger machines to be part-disassembled to fit through a single doorway. All our PRO machines are covered by a 1 year ONSITE warranty and options are available to extend up to 3 years.
We offer a full range of machine accessories such as water chillers, fume filters, attachments for engraving rotary components and a full range of laser compatible sheet products. All of our customers benefit from free of charge lifetime telephone support and onsite engineer support is always available for more complex issues.
We offer free live demonstrations at our Halifax showroom where prospective customers are able to see our machines processing their designs and their materials.
To explore our products and services please visit the HPC Laser Ltd website
Our mission is to offer a range of products which inspire creative learning, work and play. HUE’s products are easy-to-use, affordable and perfect for classroom teaching, remote and blended learning, online tutoring, homeschooling, library makerspaces and summer camps.
The award-winning Plug & Play HUE HD Pro document camera and visualiser (Full HD1080p) incorporates a solid base, flexible neck, built-in LED lights and high-quality noise cancelling microphone. With the wide-angle lens you can capture a full A4 or US letter page (maximum A3). The camera comes with its own HUE Intuition software to take and annotate images, record video and flip/mirror the camera feed.
The HUE HD camera (HD 720p) is renowned worldwide as an economic and portable USB camera for the classroom, home, and office use.
HUE Animation Studio is a STEM.org approved educational kit popular with teachers, parents, and children. It includes the HUE HD camera, a single-user license of HUE Animation stop-motion software and the 64-page HUE Book of Animation full of tips and ideas.
For further information about the company and our products, please visit huehd.com and follow @HUEcameras on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook to hear about events, news and giveaways.
Learning Space Solutions
Learning Space Solutions, in collaboration with our specialist partners, offers comprehensive solutions tailored for international schools. Our services encompass:
Workshop Solutions: We specialize in designing and installing D&T workshops, providing engineering and technical design services, gas safety solutions, and extraction systems.
Safety Assurance: Ensuring utmost safety, we deliver BIM-compliant designs, certified installations, and compliance with regulations. Our team offers on-site training and maintenance services.
DT and Art Supplies: In addition to workshop installations, we supply DT and Art resources, simplifying procurement through our platform.
Health & Safety Training: We prioritize safety with audits, accreditation training, and machinery maintenance services for D&T departments.
For further inquiries, contact us at email@example.com or visit www.learningspacesolutions.com
Mindsets (UK) Ltd
Mindsets Ltd is a leading manufacturer and supplier of educational science and technology resources, including smart materials and innovative low-cost resources to enhance practical work in science and design and technology. Mindsets is a not-for-profit company.
For more information please visit Mindsets' website.
Nortek Technical Furniture Systems Ltd
Nortek Group are long standing manufacturers of educational furniture. We have historically invested heavily in product design and development, providing innovative and leading edge solutions, catering for the changing needs of education and in particular Design Technology & Engineering.
We provide a free-of-charge room planning service to our customers, and we use AutoCad Inventor 3D software to produce plans from the data produced at the consultation stage, or to link straight into existing plans in 2D format as well.
We benefit from paying attention to our customers' needs and many of our products have been designed as a result of that interchange of ideas.
This means we offer a range of products which are innovative and most importantly, application targeted to maximize the practical benefits of their use.
At PIB Risk Management, we focus on providing simple, creative, yet effective health and safety solutions for the workplace environment.
From virtual and face to face training courses, to HR solutions, online risk management software, to tailored Health and Safety consultancy, we work with you from our very first contact, taking time to understand your business and where you might have concerns. This way, we can help you mitigate risk and maintain effective risk management strategies alongside a well-organised insurance programme.
We’re here to help ensure you keep your people, and your business are protected.
RJH Finishing Systems Ltd
RJH machines symbolise Performance, Quality and Safety in education. They are manufactured in the UK and have been designed specifically for use by students in D&T workshops. The range covers Grinders, Polishers, Bandfacers, Drills and Vacuum Form Trimming & Finishing Machines, and includes the renowned “Antelope” and “Gerbil” machines”
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Create & Design is a hands-on design skills programme that supports students’ creative problem-solving, careers understanding and connections between STEM and the arts, as well as building empathy.
For more information please visit the National Schools Programme website
RS Design & Technology Ltd
Electrical – Mechanical Engineers
RS Design & Technology operate throughout the UK offering a specialist service to the Education Sector in H & S Auditing, Inspection, LEV, Servicing, Installation and Design. Our aim is to provide a service that is customer focused and using our commercial background a totally "open book" policy. We pride ourselves in being able to offer professional and helpful advice, that is technically correct at any time as it is our belief that through education we produce our engineers for the future. Our engineers have been working within the sector for over 20 years, have a wealth of experience and are fully qualified to HNC standard.
Our areas of expertise are:
Machinery Inspections – LEV testing – Installations – Servicing & Repairs – Design – Complete fit outs
Electrical Testing and Certification – Fume Cupboards – Kilns – Food Technology – Science .
For more information visit our website : www.rsdesignandtechnology.co.uk
TechSoft UK Ltd
TechSoft UK Ltd has been supplying CAD and CAD/CAM equipment to schools since 1987. TechSoft’s 2D Design software is in use in most schools in the country providing easy output to knife cutters, laser cutters, millers, routers, CNC lathes, etc. TechSoft are the education dealer for SolidWorks software which is used in over 1000 U.K. schools and colleges, providing an intuitive and powerful 3D CAD tool for creating full 3D designs which can then be realised on 3D printers or millers. TechSoft’s textiles department is overflowing with ideas for the use of CAD/CAM together with embroidery machines, knife cutters, laser cutters and sublimation. TechSoft also supply manual machines for D&T departments and are frequently involved in whole department new builds and refurbishments. Finally, TechSoft’s sales and training team spends pretty much every day in schools, colleges and universities, working with teachers in every part of the country to provide training, inspiration and advice about CAD/CAM systems and how best to incorporate them into the Design and Technology curriculum.
For more information please visit the Techsoft website.
The Institution of Engineering and Technology
Founded by the IEE and IIE, a community of those engaged or interested in engineering, computing and technology, and an essential knowledge network for this community and beyond
For more information please visit the IET website.
The Textile Institute (TI)
The Textile Institute (TI) is a unique organisation in textiles, clothing and footwear incorporated in England by a Royal Charter granted in 1925 and is a registered charity. The Institute has Individual and Corporate Members in up to 60 countries. The membership covers all sectors and all disciplines in textiles, clothing and footwear. Within the global textiles, clothing and footwear industries, the aim of the Institute is to facilitate learning, to recognize achievement, to reward excellence, and to disseminate information.
Visit their website.
Thinklaser Limited, a British company founded in 2002, is a leader in laser systems and solutions. Committed to excellence, we prioritize customer satisfaction for clients of all sizes. Our expertise lies in designing and manufacturing high-performance laser engraving and marking systems for education and industrial settings.
We integrate energy efficiency, laser safety, and environmental considerations into our product designs from the outset. Rigorous testing ensures adherence to international standards for laser, electrical, and mechanical safety. Our flagship Lightblade Range offers the safest laser cutting and engraving machines on the market, backed by a 24-month warranty and comprehensive support.
We also supply a wide range of laser machine accessories and provide lifetime telephone technical support for all our customers. Whether you own a Lightblade or another brand of laser system, our UK-based service team is here to assist you. Contact us at T: 01737 826902 or visit www.thinklaser.com for more information.
Our engineering after sales and service support team provide free telephone support for Not only do we offer a complete UK based service solution for our Lightblade customers we also provide them with free lifetime telephone technical support. If you currently own another brand of laser system, why not get in touch to find out how we can service and support your machine.
T: 01737 826902
DDI: 01737 781061
Trotec has been leading the field in the manufacture of laser cutters for over 20 years. With its manufacturing facility in Austria, Trotec takes pride in developing reliable, efficient and easy-to-use technology which is accessible to all. Alongside the advanced Speedy range of flatbed laser engravers which are chosen by many of the UK's leading universities, Trotec's R-series laser cutters provides a more cost-effective solution which is often a better fit for primary and secondary education budgets.
In addition to UK-based customer service and a network of highly trained support engineers, Trotec also manufacture and supply a vast range of materials from acrylics, laser ply and MDF to plastic laminates and metal sheets. Trotec provides an all-encompassing solution of advice and support along with robust, safe and reliable laser cutters for schools, colleges and universities across the UK and Ireland.
For advice, more information or to arrange a visit to one of our laser showrooms, please call 0191 580 1182 or contact Trotec Laser.
TSL (WF Education)
TSL (formerly Technology Supplies and part of the WF Education Group) has endeavoured to be the premier supplier of design technology and machinery products and services to schools in the UK and Internationally.
Over the past 30 years TSL has supplied high-quality and affordable Design & Technology products to schools and colleges across the UK and abroad, backed up by outstanding customer service and technical/after-sales support. Dedicated to supporting teachers and technicians by providing the products and solutions they require to improve academic outcomes. A leading supplier to schools and colleges of a wide range of equipment including tools, materials, and resources covering major curriculum areas of Design & Technology, CAD/CAM and Engineering, Textiles, and Food Technology.
A specialist projects division of the company was created in 2002, providing the latest and best workshop machinery and equipment for schools. In more recent years, this has expanded to meet the requirements of build and refurbishment projects under the UK Government’s ‘Building Schools for the Future’ initiative.
WF Education Group has installed over 12,000 learning spaces over 4 continents. After supplying education resources across the globe for many years, and working with education specialists, TSL acknowledge just how valuable flexibility can be to school leaders, teachers, and students! This was the foundation for designing and manufacturing their very own range of furniture for D&T and STEAM education. Following an intensive product development process came the birth of Akira™ - designed and manufactured in the UK by WF Education Group. Built on castors and built to last – the range delivers true flexibility, outstanding quality, and longevity to our customers.
Take a look at the Akira™ range: shop.wf-education.com/dnt/introducing-akira
Take a look at our wide range of D&T supplies: shop.wf-education.com/dnt
V&A South Kensington is a world of creativity in the heart of London. From unmissable exhibitions to extraordinary collections, there is something for everyone at the global destination for art, design and performance.
Challenge your students in creative onsite workshops and online webinars all inspired by the V&A's ever-changing exhibition and displays programme and all curriculum-based, from KS1 to KS5.
Students acquire new and transferable skills as well as knowledge, curiosity and inspiration from our extensive programme of activities and events.
We support teachers to develop their skills and knowledge in the classroom through CPD and online resources, working in collaboration with ITT providers, exam boards and Subject Associations.
Our annual national schools challenge, V&A Innovate, gives KS3 students the chance to design their solution to a real-world problem and is free to take part. Online resources and CPD webinars are available to support delivering the programme.
Find out more:
WSM Engineering Facilities Ltd
Workshop Safety & Maintenance UK Ltd operates 24/7 NATIONWIDE and OVERSEAS. We are a specialist provider for Servicing, Maintenance, Repairs, Installation, LEV Extraction testing and Refurbishment of machinery. Services provided are: Safety & compliance auditing , Preventative & reactive maintenance, Annual or 3 Year Fixed Price service contracts for Design & Technology equipment (reports included) and priority call outs for contracted clients, Repairs & upgrades to machinery, full refurbishments of machines, Laser & CAD/CAM machinery servicing & repair, LEV Testing, Inspection & Certification, PAT, Workshop Design & Consultation, Project Management Service, Certification, Familiarisation of machinery, Storage.
Free technical advice is only a phone call away; Quotations supplied FOC, Competitive rates. All works are carried out to a high standard adhering to current regulations applicable to the specific task being undertaken.
Personal service from Professional, Experienced & Qualified Engineers is our guarantee. Our motto is never a problem, only a ‘challenge’. Email the sales team for more details.
For more information please visit the Workshop Safety & Maintenance UK Ltd website.
Warco have been supplying quality machinery and tools to education customers since 1975.
As the leading UK supplier of lathes and milling machines, Warco have supplied and installed machinery for schools, colleges and universities across the country. Academic facilities relying on Warco machines include Cambridge University, Oxford University, Eton College, University College London, as well as new build academies and UTCs such as the JCB Academy.
No project is seen as too big or too small, they work closely with facilities to provide tailored solutions and can handle all aspects of machinery installation. Warco are best known for metalworking equipment, with a large range of machinery and tools available to help train the next generation of engineers.
For more information including product details, please visit the Warco website and dedicated Warco education section.
For details of D&T installations, please see the Warco news page.
3Dconnexion is a pioneering company specialising in innovative 3D devices that revolutionise your CAD workflows. Our powerful, research-based hardware offers an unparalleled experience for design and engineering professionals. With a focus on precision and ergonomics, and optimised for over 300 software applications, 3Dconnexion's devices enable smooth navigation and manipulation of 3D models, making complex tasks in CAD and 3D modelling faster and more intuitive. Explore our product range at the event to discover how 3Dconnexion improves ergonomics and efficiency in your workplace.