Premier Farnell signs BBC deal

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​​Element14, part of Leeds​-​based technology business Premier Farnell, has signed an exclusive 15 month contract to manufacture and distribute the BBC micro:bit in the UK.

This means that children who did not receive a BBC micro:bit as part of the BBC’s Make it Digital initiative will be able to get​ ​hold of one, broadening the opportunity for young people to get into coding. E​lement14 ​will be the exclusive distributor for organisations looking to purchase the BBC micro:bit in quantities of 90 or above. Prices range from £12.99 for a single BBC micro:bit to £140.00 for a ‘BBC micro:bit Club’ pack.