We celebrated our milestone of 50 years in business in March 2021 and to commemorate the occasion we commissioned an artist from our Charity Partners, Venture Arts, to create a Blue Plaque to display at head office. The artist, Horace, creates blue plaques with his own unique design and to personalise ours he came up with the words ‘they are good people that help people’. As a family-owned business with family values at heart, we couldn’t ask for a more positive review from anyone with whom we come into contact.
Barry Bennett Ltd was originally founded in 1971 by Mr Barry Bennett, a former Remington typewriter engineer. Barry developed the business to become one of the most successful and largest office supplies firms in the Greater Manchester area with a retail premises in Bolton.
In 1994 our DSA journey began. Barry’s son, Antony Bennett, was working as a sales rep for the business when a student called into our retail premises because he couldn't get the DSA equipment and software he'd purchased elsewhere working properly, and he desperately needed help. He explained that students in receipt of the DSA had to purchase each piece of their order from a different supplier which made the process very stressful for them and delayed their studies. Antony saw an opportunity to provide a one-stop-shop service which made the process much easier for the student and lead the way with how DSA equipment would be supplied in the future.
Four generations of the Bennett family - Dominic, Arthur, Barry and Antony
Antony became Managing Director when his father retired in the year 2000 and since then we have grown to become the leading supplier of DSA equipment throughout the UK, concentrating solely on the DSA business.
Antony is passionate about ensuring that each student is treated with the upmost respect and that we make the order, delivery and aftercare service as seamless and stress-free as possible. With family values firmly embedded throughout all our employees, we pride ourselves on exceptional service levels and customer care. We currently employ over 140 staff, including a nationwide team of trained installation technicians, qualified assessors, certified trainers and service support technicians ensuring we provide a quick, efficient service throughout the UK, whatever the requirement.
Our core values
- Passion for exceeding customer expectations
- Search for innovation in all the products and services we deliver
- Respect for all those we come into contact with
- Commitment to doing whatever it takes to deliver great customer service
- Honesty and integrity in all our dealings with customers, suppliers and employees
To be the best in all that we do in the eyes of our suppliers, customers and employees.
To enable students to fulfil their potential in education with innovative assistive technology and ergonomic solutions.