Besa is the British Educational Suppliers Association. Its members include manufacturers and distributors of equipment, materials, teaching aids, books, consumables, furniture, technology, ICT hardware and digital content with a total turnover of more than £1.8billion per year. BESA works on behalf of its members to support UK-based companies that supply goods and services to the education sector. It lobbies Government and decision-makers on policy issues, provides information, training and advice to its members and arranges marketing opportunities and exhibitions in the UK and internationally.