Bates Office

Bates Office was founded by typewriter engineer George Henry Bates in the 1930s. Mr Bates went on to help with the war effort by supplying and fixing typewriters for Churchill’s war cabinet.

Throughout the years, Bates Office has adapted to changing circumstance. We have grown

steadily to become one of the largest business productivity providers in the UK. We are proud of our heritage and continue to be an independent, family-run business with an annual turnover of circa. £24 million. With distribution hubs and offices across the UK, we have a fleet covering 95% of the UK’s working population. Servicing both the public and private sector, Bates Office

offers a tailored office solution alongside proactive account management, in-house logistics

and demonstrable sustainability initiatives.

We are a business with a purpose beyond profit. Leading from the front on sustainability, Bates

Office is taking direct action by delivering positive impacts to address the most pressing

challenges of our time. We have altered the way we work, sell and buy in a commitment

to continually improve the three pillars of sustainability: Environment, Economic and Social.

We now operate across a number of business sectors, consolidating spend and removing unnecessary costs applied to having multiple suppliers. We are specialists in the following services; Office Supplies, Office Furniture, Total Building Solutions, Design & Print, Tail-End

Management, Document & Waste Management, Janitorial & Sanitary, MPS and Digital Services.

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