We’ve been providing workplace supplies, furniture and print solutions to private businesses and public sector organisations across a variety of sectors since 1957 and in that time we’ve learnt a thing or two.
But what’s the secret to our success? We combine industry expertise, flexibility, buying power and, probably most importantly, passion to deliver practical solutions and market-leading innovation – leaving you to focus on your job. Read on to find out about the Egan Reid journey …
From Humble Beginnings
Egan Reid was founded by the late Jack Reid and Jim Egan, starting life as printers and office stationers in Manchester before relocating to Stockport town centre in 1976, and eventually to the purpose-built premises we still operate from today in 1990. Our journey is very much anchored in the local history, and we continue to be driven by the values passed down through three generations of the Reid family, meaning integrity and a passion for people and service is central to the way we do business.
Growth & Acquisitions
Managing directors Martin and Andrew Reid joined in the late 1970s, spearheading Egan Reid’s growth and expansion into new product categories and establishing the company firmly as one the key independent players in the office supplies and furniture sector. Over the years, Egan Reid has made 10 acquisitions, most significantly Education Express which is now the group’s Bradford branch in 2012, BHX Stationery & Furniture on the Isle of Man in 2016, and fit-out and refurbishment specialists Todds of Lincoln in 2019.
Where We Are Now
Charlie Reid, group sales director, now completes the family team, with Egan Reid still leading the way as a UK-wide provider of workplace supplies, commercial furniture and interiors solutions, and print and promotion services – still innovating, taking a pro-active approach to the evolution of the workplace, and, as always, taking great pride in going the extra mile for our clients.
Of course, we couldn’t be where we are now without all those dedicated colleagues, past and present, across all teams, who make things happen every day.
We want to make procurement work for you. We spend the time needed to understand our clients’ needs, all in a view to making procurement easier, more cost-effective, more efficient and less stressful. Our goal is to offer real solutions that make a real difference to your working life.
As a family-run business, we understand the importance of people and long lasting relationships. We take pride in our personal and friendly approach. We understand the challenges of running a successful business as we face them too. We care about our customers and we listen to your needs. We see ourselves as a partner rather than just another supplier.
We have a strong sense of responsibility to our people, our clients, our supply chain partners as well as our local and wider communities. Across our company locations, we aim to provide a safe, rewarding working environment, develop and nurture sustainable and respectful business relationships, and make a positive contribution by demonstrating a responsible local and global citizenship.
our green credentials
We are committed to securing a sustainable future for our environment and community. Our engagement goes beyond accreditations; we put things into practice to make a real difference. Whether it’s managing our use of natural resources, using technology to work more efficiently and sustainably, optimising our delivery routes to cut company mileage, or reducing and reusing packaging materials, we aim to minimise the company’s carbon footprint.
5 Reasons To Choose Egan Reid
Our clients are at the heart of everything we do. By choosing Egan Reid, you’ll be joining the thousands of very diverse small and medium sized businesses, blue-chip and public sector organisations who have chosen to work with us, many of them for a fair few years.
Request a call back today, and find out how we can help your business.