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When you choose Business Direct, you choose a supplier that really understands your needs and those of your students. We can advise on the ideal products, services and solutions to meet the needs of your learning environment.

We work closely with our colleagues across BT to give you a complete set of tools for student success. Read more below or ask us for details.

Products and propositions for small, medium and large academic organisations

IT hardware, software and consumables
Over 100,000 products from world leading brands, visit

Flexible e-Procurement solutions
Tailored eProcurement website and punchout solutions are available.

Hardware configuration services
Asset tag, PDI, hardware build, PAT test, software image creation and deployment.

Maintenance and Support
1st, 2nd and 3rd line IT support so no matter the problem, we’ve got you covered.

Software licensing
Specialists selling Microsoft, Symantec, Adobe, McAfee, Citrix, VM-Ware and more.

Structured cabling and wireless network installation
Structured cabling moves and changes, wireless network design and installation.

IT hardware disposal services
WEEE compliant, bespoke disposal solutions.

Consolidation, virtualisation and cloud
Server consolidation, server virtualisation, cloud computing and hosted solutions.

Data storage and backup solutions
Direct attached storage, NAS, SAN, data centre, back-up and recovery.

Hardware installation
At-desk installation, AV and IP CCTV installation, server configuration and installation too.

We provide end to end solutions for your whole infrastructure

Our Enterprise Business Team will work with our Education IT Specialists to create the best solution for you. Their specialist knowledge of networking, servers, storage and software will help you drive your IT strategy forward.

As an academic organisation, when you choose to work with BT you choose a supplier that really understands your school's requirements. At Business Direct, we have a dedicated team of friendly education-focussed IT Specialists who work with locally-based education focussed BT Account Managers. We can advise you on the ideal products, services and solutions to meet the needs of your school, college or university.


Increase devices in your school via parental contribution


ComputAbility is our hassle-free, parent partnership programme for 1:1 computing devices.

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Enable your staff to get the tech they need


TechPerks is our fully managed, end-to-end employee benefits

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BT Local Business

Bringing technology products, services, expertise and local understanding to your doorstep

At BT Local Business, our specialist subject is education. 14,000 schools, colleges and universities are already using BT technology to enhance learning outcomes, improve efficiency and safeguard learners and staff. BT Local Businesses are a network of over 40 independent businesses backed by BT. They’ve been vetted and trained and they have direct access to a dedicated team of specialists within BT.

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Volunteering in schools

You may know BT for calls and lines or Business Direct for IT hardware and software, but did you know we are also actively engaged in a number of programmes designed to improve educational outcomes for young people?

Tech Literacy

  • We’re creating a culture of tech literacy in the UK
  • Our ambition is to help five million children get a better tech education by 2020
  • We want to inspire young people to move from being passive consumers to active creators of technology, and to embrace the role it can play in their lives
  • Embracing tech will help more young people become work ready
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Are your students work ready?

  • We want to help young people succeed by providing them with skills to enhance their employability
  • Designed to help people who are preparing for employment, there’s lots of ways that we at BT can help through our Work Ready programme
  • We’ll show your students what it’s like behind-the-scenes at BT, help them learn practical skills and make them more employable
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Tech Factor

Our annual competition to help you invest in more technology for your learning environment. Every year BT Business Direct launch a video creation competition for KS1-4 with a top prize of £10,000. With runner-up prizes, some of which are sponsored by our world-class technology partners, this is another great opportunity to think about how we could help you invest in your IT.
Get thinking about your school or academies' entry now!

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Learn more about past winners

BT Young Scientist

BT has been the proud sponsor and organiser of the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition for 15 years. The purpose of the competition is to encourage interest in science in primary and secondary schools. Entries are evaluated by judges and about one third of applicants are accepted to participate in the public exhibition. Students are allocated stands in an exhibition hall where they set up their projects for viewing by the public.
Competing projects are judged during the three days of exhibition, and prizes are awarded.

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Work with Business Direct for all your IT education solutions

  • Work with IT hardware and software specialists
  • Get a dedicated IT specialist
  • Gain the opportunity to work across other divisions of BT to build an entire end-to-end solution
  • Enjoy excellent service and speedy turnarounds
  • Work with one of the biggest, most competitive IT resellers in the UK
  • Feel confident in the service we provide through IT solutions, pre-sales advice and project management
  • Get total peace of mind by working with a PCI-DSS certified organisation

Education pricing

Don’t pay the website price - our team can often unlock education discounts and project pricing on products from some of the world’s leading brands.

Flexible ways to pay

We like to make ordering quick and easy. We accept all major credit cards, procurement cards, and also offer credit account facilities.1

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Leasing options

Spread your budget and take advantage of the latest hardware and software with our flexible leasing plans. You can upgrade, update, and add to your IT so that you don’t compromise on what your students need.

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Punchout provides you with a direct, internet-based connection between your procurement system and our order processing system. It makes it easier to order essential IT in high volumes, quickly and easily.

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View things you need to know

  1. If you have been trading over a year, are VAT registered and are able to supply trade references then you may be eligible for credit account subject to approval from our finance department. This gives you the flexibility to pay on invoice as you would with the rest of your suppliers.

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