KCS International Brochure 2020

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Resources & Services for International Schools


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DELIVERING EXCELLENCE

ESTABLISHED IN

1930

FOR OVER 90 YEARS Public-owned KCS has over 90 years of experience supplying educational resources to schools around the UK, with all profit going back into the community. KCS International now extends the offering globally, working with international schools around the world to ensure they have the products, staff and expertise to operate at their best.

WE ARE KCS: The products, services and solutions our customers need

160 ,000+ SQ FT

FACILITIES ACROSS THE UK

250+ FULL TIME EMPLOYEES

The continued care and expertise our customers trust and rely upon The understanding to offer each of our customers better value The logistics partner, CES Holdings, to get our customers what they need, when they need it

“We’ve come a long way since the 1930s, with a number of key strategic changes consolidating our position as a trusted partner to schools, early years settings and organisations across the world.

15,000 CUSTOMERS

WORLDWIDE

MARKET-LEADING

LOGISTICS

PARTNER

Our vision is to maintain our reputation for service and quality through the optimisation of our operations, to develop our range of products and services and to continue to support our customer base in new territories.” MULTI-SECTOR

MATT JOHNSON, DIRECTOR

EXPERTISE


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BENEFITS TO YOU: Full range of products and services from the UK’s leading educational supplier Over 15,000 classroom and early years resources, distributed by CES Holdings Dedicated furniture supply and design-and-fit project management services Specialist recruitment consultancy, placing teaching staff around the world Account management ensures the highest level of support and delivery

Educational Resources

Furniture & Concepts

Early Learning

Supplier partnerships:

Staff Sourcing

Bespoke Print


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DELIVERING THE ESSENTIALS We work with thousands of customers across the world, providing the products international schools need to give their students the best possible education. Our team of sector-specific experts constantly review and add to our offering, so from the latest curriculum and classroom resources to office stationery and consumables, KCS provides everything for you to run your school efficiently and effectively. Over 15,000 educational and classroom resources to enrich the curriculum

Over 400 world-renowned supplier partners provide a complete range of products

Thousands of lines added every year, keeping up to date with trends and standards

Fully compliant with British safety standards and purchasing regulations

own-brand range of over 500 products offers high quality and better value

Visit kcs.international and order today


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FURNITURE TO FIT YOUR NEEDS KCS are a market-leading provider of educational furniture, working with our extensive network of approved suppliers to help our customers bring their visions to life. KCS and our logistics partner, CES Holdings, offer the advice and expertise to ensure you’re looking for the right products in the right spaces, and offer full project management services to design and fit inspirational environments that your school will be proud of. Over 5,000 product lines for use across the school; everywhere from the classroom to the kitchen

Dedicated design-and-fit project management services to keep your vision on track and on time

Better value every day, helping you to get the most from your furniture budget

Fully compliant products and services for safe, long-lasting learning environments

Expert consultation from design and concept to delivery. We’ll help you get it right

Visit kcs.international to view our entire range of furniture, or contact us to see how we can help with concept and design


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ENRICHED EARLY LEARNING Introducing Little Inspirations, our specialist range dedicated entirely to early years. Carefully selected for use by all practitioners, our enriching resources will transform the foundation stages of a child’s learning, inspiring awe and wonder in any setting. All products adhere to best-practice EYFS and curriculum guidelines, and will ensure the best possible start to the journey of learning and development.

MEET

Dedicated product range to enrich learning and development Specialist in-house expertise and knowledge base All products 100% compliant with British safety standards Hundreds of NEW resources from selected EYFS suppliers

Visit kcs.international to see our entire early years range

POP HE’S OUR NEWEST COLLEAGUE, and is helping customers all over the world understand how important early learning really is. He’d love to meet you!


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CONNECTING YOU TO EDUCATIONAL PROFESSIONALS KCS International place permanent and fixed term teaching staff into international schools and educational establishments across the world. Using our experience and expertise to find the right candidates for your requirements, we offer a complete end-to-end service, from initial introductions and interviews to smooth on-boarding, ensuring a happy and settled member of staff for your team. Our market-leading database of English Curriculum trained teachers caters for all age groups and includes options for both general and specialist roles. Over 90 years working with the UK education sector and a further 40 years with international schools offers an unprecedented understanding of global recruitment requirements

Fast and agile turnaround ensures you have who you need, when you need them, with 24/7 service and after-care options available to all customers

Extensive candidate database of leading educational professionals, all approved by our expert consultants

Extended recruitment support including leadership executive search and recruitment planning

To find out more visit kcs.international/recruit


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WE HAVE

YOUR BESPOKE PRINTING NEEDS COVERED Our in-house digital print service is a leading supplier of bespoke print to schools across the world, combining over 30 years of experience with an innovative range of options and award winning customer service. We work with a wide range of international schools and educational establishments to deliver high quality products to tailored specifications and budgets. From design to secure delivery, we guarantee you’ll be in safe hands with KCS Printworks. Bespoke solutions for you: Office stationery and business cards

Diaries and planners

Pens and merchandise

Posters and flyers

Clothing and uniforms

Bespoke exercise books

Exhibition banners

Lanyards and ID cards

Prospectuses and brochures

Indoor and outdoor signage

For more information or to get a quote, visit kcs.international/print


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HOW DO WE MAKE IT HAPPEN?

YOU

Consider your requirements and expectations

Choose what you need from our range of products and services

PRODUCTS

SERVICES We bring our unique expertise to you, wherever you are

CES Holdings will work with you directly to consolidate your order and coordinate delivery

One of our specialist consultants will help to define and deliver the best solutions for your needs

Find out how we can do more together: kcs.international/solutions


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DON’T JUST TAKE OUR WORD FOR IT…

“Seamless process from ordering through to delivery has made my job so much easier” BURSAR, MALAYSIA

“My teaching staff have access to the complete educational “shop window” to cover all curriculum requirements. Everything is always straightforward and nothing too much trouble”

“Last year was the school’s first large order placed with CES, and I would highly recommend their services. We shall be using them again for our 2020 resources”

HEAD TEACHER,

PURCHASING OFFICER,

SOUTH AMERICA

FAR EAST


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THE ENVIRONMENT We are committed to reducing our environmental impact and hold ISO 14001:2015 certification to reflect this.

GO GREEN. GO DIGITAL.

RECYCLING SERVICES

In our commitment to improve our green footprint we have developed a ‘Go Green. Go Digital’ initiative. As part of this we are going paper-light in our office and are encouraging our customers to access our publications on our website.

Every year countless packaging ends up in landfill sites across the world. We have teamed up with TerraCycle to put an end to this enormous loss of resources. The Crisp Packet Recycling Scheme allows us to recycle our crisp packets and prevent them from ending up in landfill. Not only are we helping the environment, but the waste we recycle also helps TerraCycle to fund schools.

PLASTIC-FREE PRODUCTS We are all aware of the impact that plastic is having on our environment, which is why we are looking to work more and with suppliers who are finding alternative manufacturing methods. We have products made from N GR EE recycled milk bottles and have recently introduced a sugar cane toy range – keep a look out for what comes next! N GREE

GO ELECTRIC With the UK government pledging to cut carbon emissions by 80% by 2050 we will see the rise of electric vehicles. GREEN At KCS we have our own electric vehicle charging point for our staff to make use of, GREEN N are also consulting GREEand with many of our customers to see how we can help them do the same.

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GREEN

There are a number of steps DIGITAL that G O O N L I N E we have taken to help lessen our environmental impact, from using GREEN G E T DIGITAL recycled paper in our catalogues and recycling all our cardboard and polythene, to harvesting rain water to flush our toilets and using motion sensor LED lighting to save energy. We are proud to take steps around the office to help the cause. G E T

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