TSO wins new publishing contract with DVSA


TSO (The Stationery Office), part of Williams Lea Tag and the leading supplier of publishing solutions to the public sector, announced recently the renewal of its contract as DVSA’s official publisher. The new contract began on 7th January 2019 and lasts for up to five years. TSO is looking forward to working with DVSA to develop exciting new products and help spread DVSA’s road safety messages.

For over 30 years, TSO has published DVSA’s official learning materials, including The Official DVSA Theory Test for Car Drivers and The Official Highway Code. This long-standing partnership has created a portfolio of best-selling apps, online subscriptions, books, eBooks, discs and downloads. TSO will continue to work with DVSA to offer innovative publishing that delivers high quality, multimedia products for all road users at every stage of their driving or riding life.

Exciting innovations

As part of the new contract, TSO will update existing products, including its best-selling The Official DVSA Theory Test Kit app, and publish an updated Highway Code. A user-focussed digital development strategy will deliver new resources that relates driving theory to real driving situations. Official DVSA products will be made easily available for users to buy and access anytime, anywhere and in formats which suit their learning style and needs. These exciting innovations will help prepare and support all road users through a lifetime of safe driving or riding.

DVSA and TSO believe that all road users will benefit from the partnerships’ authority and expertise, helping them to stay safe on Britain’s roads for many years to come.

Jonathan Simpson-Dent, Williams Lea Tag’s EMEA chief executive said: “We’re thrilled to be awarded this new publishing contract with DVSA.   Our primary objective is to deliver a seamless customer experience and our combined teams have done a brilliant job to make that happen.  We look forward to building on our successful relationship with DVSA through our leading publishing, marketing and communications solutions.”

Gareth Llewellyn, chief executive of DVSA said: “DVSA’s priority is to help everyone through a lifetime of safe driving.  We’re delighted to announce the new publishing contract with TSO that will build on the success of our publications.

We look forward to continuing our long-standing relationship to create learning materials that will help people stay safe on Britain’s roads.”

Learning to drive doesn’t stop when you pass your test. For the latest advice for learners, experienced drivers and riders visit www.safedrivingforlife.info

The new contract is part of the Department for Transport’s Cycling & Walking Investment Strategy (CWIS) aimed at making cycling and walking a natural choice for shorter journeys, or as part of longer journeys by 2040.

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