Office Supplies and Stationery

Offices need a whole range of goods and services to keep them up and running, these including stationery, office machinery, cleaning supplies, even crates for moving from one place to another. What’s more if anything runs out there could be big problems, after all if the printer runs out of ink or toner then there’s no letters (or invoices) being sent out, and if the coffee runs out there’s even more problems.

There is a huge range of office supply companies to choose from these days, but just how do you go about selecting the right one for your needs? With a view to helping any visitors we’ve compiled a short list of suppliers (more will be added later), with some extracts from their sites to give you an insight into their products.


This company is busy expanding its range at the moment, and seems to be growing rapidly, which more than likely means that they are offering good services etc, well worth a look!

They say:

The One Stop Solution for CHOICE, VALUE and SERVICE. A family business with over 12 years experience in the Office Supplies Industry.

We have seen progressive growth throughout the last few years allowing us to provide a larger range of quality products at competitive prices. This has been achieved through strategic alliances with wholesalers & manufacturers. In addition, as Directory members of the UK’s largest buying and marketing group - Integra - with a turnover of in excess of �450m we are able to offer a comprehensive range of products to suit all tastes and budgets. Connexions offers business solutions within the office products market. We can supply everything for the modern office: stationery, computer supplies, office machines, furniture, safes, catering and cleaning supplies nationwide. Our web site is currently pitched towards the supply of Computer consumables and Safes. However, in the coming months we intend to introduce on-line ordering facilities for ALL our product range.

Our Head Office is based in Penryn, Cornwall. With our nationwide distribution network we are able to deliver anywhere in the UK.


This company offers more than just goods as they will also provide consultancy regarding your business processes (so that you can streamline them and thus save money). They also cover the interaction between the office environment and staff productivity, a very comprehensive service that is well worth a look.

They say:

The Commercial Approach

In today’s highly competitive business environment, the streamlining of processes and costs has never been more important. Consequently key contributors to the efficient running of your business include not only high quality consultancy but the cost effective procurement of supplies and services.

At Commercial we, together with our customers, challenge traditional methods of meeting the needs of businesses from SME’s to large corporates. Whatever your office requirements, we pride ourselves on being your ideal office partner. Throughout this website we aim to demonstrate the Commercial approach and provide an insight into how we can help you.

Office Interiors

What does your office environment say about you? Nine out of ten employees link workspace design to productivity and individual performance is proven to increase by up to 25% in an ergonomically designed workstation. Are you getting the best from your work force?

To enable employees to work at their best, office environments need to be inspiring, comfortable, practical and safe. For customers and partners alike, first impressions count. Your office interiors must project your business attitude and convey the image you want them to see.

Office Supplies

At Commercial we do business differently. Believing our job is to make it easier for you to do yours - we ensure that we have all the products and services you need to make that happen.

With more than 30 specialist account managers helping more than 19,000 companies do business, we continually supply some of the UK’s biggest companies � reliably, competitively and with free next day delivery nationwide.

Whatever size your company - we have a solution to suit you. From small and medium sized businesses to large enterprises, our flexibility and enthusiasm to get to know your company means you’ll have all the tools you need to help save you time and money.”


There is much debate about whether to use compatible ink cartridges or “brand” name ones. The compatible ones are far cheaper so for many are the ideal answer, this site gives you more details about ink cartridges and media, allowing you to make an informed decision for yourself.

They say:

Welcome to Choice Stationery Supplies Limited, the online home for low priced, high quality compatible inkjet cartridges and media.

Voted “The UK’s Best Specialist Consumable Supplier”, runner up for “Best Consumable Supplier”, “Best Online Supplier” and “Best After Sales Service” - Computer Active Magazine - Thanks to our customers!

Why use compatible cartridges?

You don’t need to fill your car up with the manufacturers petrol every time it gets low, so why should your printer be any different?

Compatible cartridges from Choice can save you up to 80% from the original manufacturers cartridge, and offer the same print quality - guaranteed or your money back! Plus we offer Free Delivery, Same Day Dispatch, No Minimum Order, No Credit Card Charges, and should you happen to find a cheaper price we will beat it by 10%, - That’s what helps make us the UK’s best specialist consumable supplier.

All our cartridges come with a 1 year no quibble money back guarantee and our fully trained staff are only a phone call away should you have any technical problems. Unlike some internet companies, you can contact us in many ways, email, phone or fax. Plus in the highly unlikely event that one of our cartridges damages your printer, we will collect, repair or replace your printer free of charge - that’s all part of our 100% no quibble guarantee.

Office Safety says we’ve heard that the “scare stories” about having to use “original brand” cartridges or void the warranty on printers are groundless, still best to check before you buy.


This company has a very wide range of products, covering requirements for furniture, office machines as well as printing media.

They say:

B-Line provides the solution to your office supplies needs both on the web and at our Oxfordshire premises. From this site you can order a comprehensive range of office supplies for delivery not just in Oxford, but anywhere in the UK. Our office products and services include:

  • Office furniture - desks, workstations, chairs, tables, sofas, cabinets, bookcases etc Fans - desktop, oscillating and multi-speed office fans
  • Brother office machines - printers, fax machines, multi-function centres labelling systems, laminators, copiers, typewriters etc (we are an authorised Brother reseller in the UK)
  • Print supplies - letterheads, business cards, compliments slips, publicity materials etc
  • Stationery supplies - paper, envelopes, labels, files & pockets, pens & pencils, desktop accessories, toner cartridges (bubblejet, inkjet & laser) etc

Online ordering available

A variety of stationery supplies and our wide range of Brother printers, fax machines, P-Touch machines, typewriters, laminators, copiers, and multi-function centres can all be ordered online from us right now safely and securely, whether or not you already have an account with us.

You can use the ‘I Want to Buy…’ menu on the left to find what you want quickly or browse through our pages at your leisure. If you can’t find the exact product you’re looking for, please contact us with your request and our ‘specials’ department will do their utmost to source it for you.

Office Moves

It’s a fact that offices move around quite a bit these days, the causes ranging from reorganisation and expansion down to straight re-location to another office or building. Whatever the reason, moving requires storage boxes for people to place their possessions and files etc in. Today crates are the thing for this and this company offers a very useful service, so if you’re moving, check their site out.


They say:

At Teacrate, we pride ourselves on providing the UK’s best crate rental service.

Q1. Do you hire crates to domestic users?

A1. Teacrate can only supply to UK registered businesses. If you would like to hire crates for a personal move, please visit the British Association of Removers web site where you will find details of removal companies that supply our crates

Q2. Do you sell crates?

A2. Because of our special relationships with crate manufacturers we can offer new crates at big discounts. We can also sell you used crates at knockdown prices.

Q3. Can I have anything printed on new crates?

A3. Yes. The simplest option is to have letters stamped on the side. Other options include using a printing block for more complicated logos, or even full colour image transfers.

Q4. How long does it take to get new crates?

A4. Depending on colours and printing options, between one and four weeks

Q5. How much notice do you need to deliver crates to me?

A5. We deliver next day as standard, providing we get your order before 17:30. We are usually able to deliver orders placed after 17:30 or on the same day but these orders will incur an additional “emergency delivery” charge.

Q6. How will you bill me and how do I pay?

A6. Teacrate operates a standard 30 day credit agreement for all our customers. You will be billed at the end of the month for activity on your account in that month.You can settle your account by cheque or BACS. Unfortunately we do not accept credit cards. Please call or email for our bank details.

Q7. Will you move my office / store my equipment?

A7. Teacrate only hires and delivers empty plastic boxes. If you are looking for a commercial removal or storage company, please visit the British Association of Removers Commercial Moving Group web site at

We can provide you with all the extras you need to ensure that you move goes smoothly. Products include bubble wrap, keyboard bags, security seals, coloured labels and flat screen monitor protectors

Don’t put your back out when doing a move!

We do hope you find these links useful and the companies helpful, but as we do not control these websites we cannot be liable for any content or information therein.