Barry Bennett

Barry Bennett is a family owned business which was founded in 1971. Our staff have unrivalled experience in dealing with students with special needs and disabilities.

We work closely with assessors and other specialists to provide students with SEN in secondary and higher education with the very best opportunities to achieve their potential.

Based in the Barry Bennett HQ in Bolton and with locations across the country, we pride ourselves on superior service levels and customer care. We have over 70 staff, including a nationwide team of trained installation engineers, qualified assessors, certified trainers and service support technicians, which means we are able to provide a quick, efficient service whatever your 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, whoever they are

Commitment to do whatever it takes to deliver great customer service, honesty and integrity in all our dealings with customers, suppliers and employees

Our Vision

To be the best in all that we do, in the eyes of our suppliers, customers and employees.

Our Mission

We enable people to fulfil their potential in education through the use of innovative assistive technology and ergonomic products.


Burnetts were formed in March 1980 as an insurance brokerage with a specific focus on developing the concept of providing computer hardware maintenance for the then large mainframe systems from IBM.

We now provide a wide range of insurance and warranty policies for small and medium sized companies and public sector organisations, including schools and academies.

We specialise in policies for all types of technology including laptops, tablets, printers and servers.

We also insure equipment with specialist applications and work closely with DSA Suppliers.

We are a member of the British Print Industries Federation (BPIF) and have a large presence in this industry specialising in the insurance of print equipment.

In 2011 Burnetts was purchased by the SPB Group and became part of the newly formed SPB UK & Ireland.

SPB is an independent, family owned business originating from Normandy, France. SPB was established in 1965 by the Guian family in Le Havre, Normandy.

The SPB Group is the European leader in affinity insurance and has over 1400 employees and insures more than 40 million mobile devices.