Philip harris a finalist for era supplier of year award 2011
PHILIP HARRIS DECLARED A FINALIST FOR ERA SUPPLIER OF THEYEAR AWARD 2011As the leading national supplier of science resources and laboratory supplies, the Philip Harristeam are very proud to be named as a finalist in the ERA awards 2011, for Supplier of the Year.This is what the judges said about Philip Harris:“The Philip Harris range addresses a nationwide shortage of practical resources to supportpractical science teaching. The resources have obviously been created by passionate people witha love of science to support the raising of standards in science teaching.The science and primary science resources meet the needs of the science curriculum at anumber of levels and allow students to create their own practical experiments within the safety ofthe classroom environment. The products are easy to use with sound durable constructionmaking them ideal for the use in a dynamic classroom.Philip Harris has developed their company with the learner at the centre and the school as thecustomer. This is evident in their customer policies and care. They have an excellent customerfocussed technical team, staffed by scientists that can turn around school based problems within24 hours. This gives schools the security to purchase when they do not have the necessarytechnical experience to solve issues themselves.Philip Harris has a spares and repairs exchange which it uses as a method of ensuring longevityof use and encourages environmentally friendly ownership in a „throw away‟ society. With thefiscal environment and limitations placed on many schools and departments today, this is anecessary but so often forgotten area of school based support.As a community member Philip Harris supports schools through donations of equipment therebyhelping to develop community cohesion and understanding. As part of the community they haveworked in partnership with the Museum of Science and Industry, offering discounts for guidedtours and materials through the museum that can be used both at school level and at home.With an obviously ethical stance on environment issues they work towards an open disclosureagreement with the Carbon Trust. Their community and Green policies are embedded in theirdaily working through the amalgamation of their warehousing and offices to reduce their carbonfootprint. The judges thought the catalogues were bright and vibrant with clear labelling andsimple explanations.”We are also very proud that two of our own developed products won ERA awards for secondaryeducation. This is testimony to the dedication and commitment of our science specialist team.The Acquire data logger and the Energy and Fuels kit are both available in our 2011 cataloguewhich can be ordered from our website www.philipharris.co.uk.