We use cookies on this site to help provide the best possible online experience. By using this site you agree to our use of cookies.

Click Here to view our cookie policy and customize your cookie preferences.

About Us

The Team at Chest negotiate preferential licence agreements for software and online resources for the academic sector. We have been doing this since 1988 when the first agreement for software was negotiated for universities. Online resources, further education colleges and other organisations that benefit from licences for educational purpose soon followed. 

Chest Agreements:

  • Are open to more than 700 universities, colleges, research organisations and charities
  • Save time and licence costs for customers
  • Suppliers reach the market more quickly and gain from our in-depth understanding of the sector
  • Preferential licences guarantee the terms and conditions are explained in easy to understand language
  • Chest is impartial and focuses on what is right for customers and suppliers

Savings

We estimate that in 2016-17 Chest Agreements saved the academic community more than £70 million collectively in licence costs and efficiency savings.

Chest is a brand of Eduserv, a not-for-profit provider of industry-leading technology advice, engineering and support enabling public sector organisations to make better use of technology for public benefit.

Meet the Team

Aimee Hemsley

Customer Support Officer

I never know what to say when people ask what my hobbies are...I MEAN, I'M A MUM...I would like to watch something other than kids TV!

Allen McCarrol

Contracts Officer

Allen has worked for Chest in Bath and Bristol since 2001. Before that he spent a number of years in the music copyright licensing business in Edinburgh.

Ben Offiler

Business Development Executive

Ben joined Chest in 2016 after 8 years working in Further Education and manages a range of Software and Online Resource Chest Agreements

Howard Moody

Business Development Manager

Howard is responsible for Chest’s relationship with Microsoft & Adobe, as well as negotiating new Chest Software Agreements. His youthful looks belie thirty years’ experience in the software ...

Jenny Carroll

Communications Executive

Jenny provides support to customers and the Chest Team, producing eNewsletters, managing the Chest web site, and engaging with the academic community to understand their licensing requirements.

Nikki Rowe

Business Development Manager

Nikki negotiates for the online resources portfolio, working closely with the community and publishers for over 25 years, to provide license models and agreements that, put simply, work for all.

Join our mailing list for the latest news, event information and resources