International print, packaging and supply chain solutions provider, Elanders UK, headquartered in North Tyneside, is celebrating being retained as print partner for a fifth consecutive year by White Rose Education.

The partnership has seen the educational resources provider produce over 24 million books and turn print into its primary revenue stream.

White Rose Education, based in Halifax, West Yorkshire, has a team of teaching experts who create maths and science resources for over 140 countries, 40% of UK secondary schools, and 80% of UK primary schools.

Since creating the partnership with Elanders in 2020, White Rose has printed 24.1 million workbooks – taking it from a zero revenue on print to £6m in four years which is set to grow further with the imminent launch of White Rose Science and an expansion of some of its international products.  

Adam Phillips, site manager at White Rose Education, said, ‘Our expansion into printed products has surpassed all our expectations. We’ve gone from printing a few hundred workbooks to printing 60,000 to 80,000 of each title, each year and we couldn’t have done it without Elanders.

‘Every year we re-tender for the printing contract and Elanders always come up top on price, but beyond the numbers and, more importantly, we greatly value the time they make for us – it’s a true partnership because they listen and understand our business.’

May, June and July are the busiest trading months in the calendar year for White Rose Education where it turns over 60% of its stock in readiness for the new school year beginning in September.