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. Further education colleges and other organisations that benefitted from licences for educational purpose soon followed.
We estimate that in 2018-19 Chest Agreements saved the academic community nearly £79 million collectively in licence costs and efficiency savings.
Chest is a Jisc Enterprise, a not-for-profit membership organisation that provides digital solutions for UK education and research.
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 has worked for Chest in Bath and Bristol since 2001. Before that he spent a number of years in the copyright music licensing business in Edinburgh.
Software Licensing Manager
Ben joined Chest in 2016 after 8 years working in Further Education and manages a range of Software Chest Agreements.
Deputy Director: Software Licensing
Howard is responsible for Chest’s relationships with Microsoft & Adobe, and negotiating new Chest Software Agreements. His youthful looks belie thirty years’ experience in the software industry.
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.
Lindsay is a digital content manager, freelance writer and former librarian. She has a background in archives and media (including film, television and games) and currently works for Jisc in London.
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