Egan Reid celebrates 65 years in business

The month of November sees Egan Reid, a UK independent workplace supplies and equipment provider, reach 65 years in business.

Left to right: Martin Reid, the late Jack Reid, Andrew Reid, Charlie Reid
Left to right: Martin Reid, the late Jack Reid, Andrew Reid, Charlie Reid

At the centre of the Egan Reid story are three generations of the Reid family. The late Jack Reid, who along with Jim Egan, established the business in 1957 as printers and office stationers in Manchester before relocating to Stockport in 1976; then Martin and Andrew Reid, Jack’s sons, spearheaded the company’s growth by expanding into new product categories and making a number of acquisitions over the years; and more recently, Charlie Reid, Martin’s son, who, along with Bruce Davie, is leading the day to day running of the company as Joint Managing Directors, with Martin and Andrew becoming Chairman and CEO respectively.

Martin Reid said, “our 65th anniversary brings an immense sense of pride and achievement. As a family, and with the hard work and support of so many great members of staff and suppliers over the decades, we have built on the legacy started by our father and we are fully geared for growth.”

With operations in Stockport, Bradford, Lincoln, and the Isle of Man, and specialist interior fit-out, furniture, and education supplies divisions, Egan Reid may have changed beyond recognition since those humble beginnings 65 years ago, however, the business is still very much driven by the same values of strong supplier and customer partnerships, personalised local service, sustainability, and innovation.

Charlie Reid said “these are exciting times for Egan Reid. We’ve not only the strong foundations, reputation, and loyal customer base that come with our heritage, but also the appetite to grow and lead the way in this fast‐changing workplace landscape.”

Bruce Davie, Managing Director added, “as long as I have been in this industry, the name of Egan Reid has been synonymous with entrepreneurial flair and great supplier and customer relationships. Our current revenues have already recovered to pre-COVID levels and the future for Egan Reid and the whole team here is very bright indeed as we move forward into the next chapter.”

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