Playground specialist proud to play an active role as a BESA member

Leicestershire playground specialist, Red Monkey Play, has announced it’s renewed membership with British Educational Suppliers Association (BESA) – a leading UK trade body for Educational Suppliers – after a successful first year of being involved with the organisation.

The company’s membership has recently lead to Managing Director, Simon Winfield, being appointed as Chairman of the Early Years Special Interest Group and has therefore subsequently joined the BESA National Executive Committee.

Being a member of BESA has worked wonders for us here at Red Monkey Play during the last year and being appointed to the Executive Council was a proud moment for myself with such a reputable organisation,” Simon explains. “It has given us the chance to meet and interact with other members, and their support and friendship has been a real revelation. BESA really reflects our beliefs at Red Monkey Play and the ethos of our business whilst also being an organisation with a great reputation that works tirelessly for its members.

Simon is grateful for collaborative opportunities Red Monkey Play has been able to work on with other BESA members and hopes that they can continue sharing their respective experiences in order to support one another. These opportunities have already produced significant results and Simon believes this will continue in the future.

“Whilst our type of business focuses on a fairly small aspect of the education market, we all deal with similar people within schools and I believe that the experiences we have from working within the market for over 5 years can be of help to other existing and new businesses in the sector,” Simon explained.

I felt it was very important for us at Red Monkey Play to become actively involved in BESA’s activities straightaway,” Simon added. “From being actively involved, we’ve been able to learn from other members as well as bring our own experiences to the table and this has created a really strong sense of community and collaboration which I’m proud to be a part of as a Council member.

BESA is the leading UK trade body for Educational Suppliers and has a strong reputation within education and government. The organisation has a strong Code of Practice which Red Monkey Play fully strives to believe in and is committed to, ensuring that customers are at the centre of everything the company does. Simon feels that as a supplier of equipment to primary schools, it is important for Red Monkey Play to be a member of and support the organisation. By being appointed to the Executive Council, Simon feels he and Red Monkey Play can be at the forefront of delivering excellence throughout the entire education sector. 

All of Red Monkey Play’s equipment is purpose-built at the company’s Leicestershire facilities in accordance with National Curriculum guidelines. To find out more about Red Monkey Play’s products, visit the website.

For more information about BESA, visit the website.




Editor’s notes:

Red Monkey Play Ltd are learning development specialists who design, manufacture and install outdoor wooden play equipment for schools and nurseries.

With their inspirational playground design, they create unique and engaging learning experiences for schools and nurseries over the UK.

Red Monkey’s highly skilled team have over 20 years of experience in the play equipment sector and playground design. Throughout this time, they have crafted tens of thousands of pieces of playground equipment and also supply into leading educational catalogues including ESPO, Findel, TTS and YPO. Their learning areas have also played a key part in delivering improved OFTSTED ratings.

All of their wooden playground equipment is made by hand in their Leicestershire workshop, using pre-treated and high-quality, low-maintenance play-grade timber from sustainable sources.