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18/03 Purely Everyday Envelopes & Packaging

Purely Envelopes & Packaging are the biggest supplier of postal packaging and envelopes in Europe. The business began in an attic space at home and they now sell over two billion envelopes per year. In a world full of electronic communication there is still a huge demand for the humble envelope and there is still something pleasurable about receiving an envelope in the post, its part of British heritage.

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11/03/18 Rubble Sacks, Refuse Bags & Wheelie Bin Liners

On average, each person in the UK throws away their own body weight in rubbish every seven weeks and the average household in the UK produces more than a tonne of waste every year. Minimising and managing waste from commercial premises is also something businesses need to consider.

Our range of Rubble Sacks are perfect for containing building and gardening waste, they are available in black or blue and come in a variety of pack sizes. If it's more general household waste you are looking to get rid of then we can recommend our Refuse Bags, perfect for more general office use and available in medium, heavy duty and extra heavy duty. We also stock Wheelie Bin Liners that fit most pedal bins and guest room bins. These flat packed recycled plastic liners hold up to 10kg each.

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04/03/19 New! Melitta Cafe Bar Selection

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Introducing the new Melitta Cafe Bar Selection.

4 flavours of the finest beans packed in 1kg bags. Melitta began in 1908 when housewife Melitta Bentz from Dresden invented the very first coffee filter. During that same year she founded a company under the same name. In the 1930's her filter paper was redesigned altering it into the shape of a cone and adding ribs, further developments where made over the years and the company grew from a small family business to more recently employing over 3,000 people. Melitta also supply filter coffee, coffee machines, milk frothers, travel mugs, glasses and other accessories that are also available from UK Business Supplies.

The new Melitta Cafe Bar Selection is inspired by those charming cafe bars with their unique quality and style. It's a range for real coffee enthusiasts who appreciate high quality coffee. The Melitta Café Bar Selection consists of 100% Arabica beans and is 100% Rainforest-Alliance-certified. You can view the full Melitta Coffee range here

25/02/19 Fairtrade Fortnight 25 Feb - 10 March

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For 2 weeks each year, the Fairtrade Foundation spotlights making trade fairer for farmers and workers in developing countries, primarliy promoting decent wages, better working conditions and a fair price for their products. Members of the Fairtrade movement advocate the payment of higher prices to exporters, as well as improved social and environmental standards. Companies like Cafe Direct aim to give coffee bean, cocoa and tea growers an increased price for the purchase of their products. Clipper is another company that supports workers rights and has been working with fairtrade since 1994, they are now one of the worlds largest fairtrade tea brands. Clipper pay a Fairtrade Premium – an additional sum of money which farmers & workers can invest in any projects they choose, which has helped improve standards in education, health & housing. Pukka Teas meet the exacting Fair for Life standard - the gold standard in fair and ethical trade. Fair For Life guarantees that everyone in the supply chain is treated fairly. Taylors of Harrogate is another company that believes in reinvesting profits into community and environmental projects, all their tea and coffee is either Fairtrade, Rainforest Alliance or UTZ certified.

 

18/02/19 UK Business Supplies 2019 Brochure

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The UK Business Supplies 2019 Brochure is available now.

Explore all of your favourite products and discover why we are the trusted "one stop shop" for businesses and organisations throughout the UK.
New categories for 2019 include an extended Janitorial range, Workwear, Food Containers, Coffee Machines & Pest Control.
We are also pleased to introduce new product lines from Purell, Staedtler, Bodum, Janit-X, Pukka Tea, Pest Stop, Caffe Torrelli, Pukka Pads and Brita. 

To read the UK Business Supplies 2019 Brochure online please click here 

 

04/02/19 Introducing Birchall Tea - A Family Tradition Since 1872

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Birchall started all the way back in 1872, over 140 years ago! The origins start with Captain Birchall George Graham, who was posted to India as an officer with the Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Their award winning speciality and everyday black teas are sourced exclusively from estates across East Africa. Leaves are hand-picked from tea bushes grown at high-altitude in lush volcanic soil and ideal conditions. The result is a cup of tea that is bright, delicious and bursting with full flavour. Birchall also create create beautifully balanced fruit and herbal blends that allow you to discover new heights of flavour. Available in Prism Envelope 20's, String & Tagged 100's, Envelope 250's and English Breakfast 1100's

UK Business Supplies are delighted to introduce the Birchall range of teas and we hope you enjoy the superb variety and quality of flavour.

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29/01/19 Our Catering Range Has Increased

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We have been providing business catering supplies to a wide range of business sectors and organisations throughout the UK for over 16 years now, our customers don’t just depend on stationery and office supplies. Tea, coffee, vending and biscuits are also a huge part of our product range and demand for these lines is getting bigger every year.

According to recent research approximately 86% of the UK’s full-time workers drink tea and coffee every day, for many people a regular caffeine boost helps increase endurance and performance throughout the working day, which can be a big plus for employers, and due to the recent rise of café culture and big brand high street coffee outlets many employees are more aware and will take time out to indulge and spend time in coffee shops. However, some employers are yet to recognise the benefits to a business of providing basic catering essentials to their workforce within their own premises.

According to more research, 75% of staff buy their coffee and tea out of office, resulting in an estimated 40 hours of lost office time per employee each year. Recent studies have shown that employees consider access to high quality coffee is an important workplace perk, proving that the company cares about its workers.

HOW WE CAN HELP

We stock an extensive range of catering products at competitive prices. From all the recognised brands of tea and coffee to the UK’s favourite biscuits and snacks, you can get everything that your hotel, bed and breakfast, events, cafe or bar catering needs in one place.
 
To receive a copy of our new 2019 facilities supplies catalogue please email orders@ukbusinesssupplies.co.uk and we will send one in your next order with us

 

21/01/19 Janit-X Centrefeed Rolls

Janit X is a cost effective, premium bulk brand of cleaning solutions specifically for industrial and business use. Janit-X Centrefeed Rolls have many uses. They are a hygienic method of drying hands whereas damp linen towels can harbour germs. They can be used for cleaning and drying surfaces, appliances, utensils and tools. They are also useful for ensuring a streak-free finish to perspex and glass, absorbing liquid spills including oil and grease in workshops and garages, wiping grease and oil from hands and wiping away fat and grease from grills to prevent blocking your sink's drain.

They are suitable for many sectors of business including kitchens, nursing homes, cafes, health spa's, nail parlours, dentists, fast food outlets, garages, industrial, shops, and warehousing.

View the full range of Janit-X Centrefeed Rolls

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14/01/19 Lavazza Partners With Liverpool FC

Liverpool FC has welcomed the Lavazza Group as the club's official coffee partner in the United Kingdom. Lavazza has become the exclusive coffee supplier to Anfield Stadium, providing authentic Italian coffee to the 54,000 supporters in attendance each matchday, as well as those who visit on non-matchdays. The news comes as Lavazza continues to spread its message about authentic coffee experiences around the globe. Lavazza has also created LFC-branded A Modo Mio Tiny machines so supporters can enjoy an authentic Italian and LFC coffee experience in their own home. These will be available in the near future.

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07/01/19 New Dolce Gusto Flat White Pods

New smooth Flat White from Dolce Gusto. A creamy-tasting coffee break with delicous velvety notes. 
Dolce Gusto's coffee creators have skilfully prepared the smooth milk, which is carefully combined with a shot of espresso to make a classic velvety and smooth Flat White. Each box contains 16 capsules of NESCAFÉ® Dolce Gusto® Flat White, designed for NESCAFÉ ® Dolce Gusto® capsule coffee machines.

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02/01/19 Top Tips For The New Year Clean Up

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Another year over and now it’s time to clean up after Christmas and New Year. With discarded toys and an excess of wrapping paper and food scraps this task can be daunting, but with the right products and a planned routine you can get your home tidy efficiently and quickly.

 

If you have help available then it’s an opportunity to initially clear the floor and surfaces, teamwork will get the job done much quicker, the kids are still off school remember so you can assign tasks to everyone. Identify homes for new toys and put the discarded wrapping paper in the recycling then see what needs a good scrub. If you investigate the whole house you can prepare in advance. Make a list, put a date in the diary and identify which products you need. Next it’s the deep clean. Instead of working on one room at a time perhaps focus on certain areas, start with surfaces first then the walls and floors, that way you are using one product at a time so the job will be finished a lot quicker. We suggest working on the most time consuming tasks first so that the chores you hate the most are out of the way. Working towards the easier and quickest tasks last will make the process much less of a burden. 

 

Here are a list of products we recommend to use

Surfaces

Stardrops Multi Surface Spray

A spray and wipe formula created to gently clean almost any surfaces including floors, paintwork, worktops, baths and tiles, upvc.

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Astonish Antibacterial Surface Cleanser

With no bleach, no taint and no odour this product is suitable for use on food preparation areas. It’s also ideal for use in fridges, on high chairs, bins and toilets.

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Dettol Antibacterial Surface Cleanser Spray

An anti-bacterial surface cleanser from a trusted brand that is safe to use on any surface

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Purell Food Surface Sanitising Wipes

A tub of 100 convenient and effective surface wipes, designed for food contact surfaces

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Pledge Furniture Polish Multi Surface

Can be used on almost any surface, including granite, metal, wood, glass and electronics

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Walls & Windows

Stardrops Window & Glass Cleaner

Can be used on all glass surfaces, including table tops, mirrors and other glass furniture around the home

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Mr Sheen Original Wipes

 A quick and easy way to clean and dust a wide variety of surfaces such as wood, glass, mirrors, paintwork, tiles and enamel.

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Floors

Stardrops Laminate Wood Floor Cleaner

A mild but effective floor cleaner that works on most types of sealed wood finishes, no need for rinsing

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Cif Ocean Floor Cleaner

Ideal for linoleum, vinyl and ceramic tiles. Specially formulated to cut through stubborn dirt on floors and washable surfaces

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Flash Multi Surface & Floor Cleaner Lemon

Perfect for floor cleaning, multi surface cleaning, cleaning public areas and dining room surfaces

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18/12/18 The Best Heaters & Radiators To Keep You Warm Through Winter

Keep your home or office warm this winter with our selection of the best heaters & radiators from trusted brands at great value prices.  Whether you are renovating an existing property, installing in a new build or just need a radiator to keep a room in your home or your office warm, our huge range of sizes from top trade brands with great heat outputs will cater for any size of room. Choose from convector and fan heaters to oil filled radiators.

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10/12/18 The Best Deals On Our Favourite Coffee Machines

Coffee has been making mornings more of a revalation for people as long ago as the 16th century. Since that time the humble coffee bean has conceived a wide range of different coffee drinks. From the americano, cappuccino, macchiato, espresso and latte through to a regular filter coffee, there is a machine to suit every taste. So you have to ask yourself  - how do you like your coffee? And also when do you drink it? Are you interested in flavour over speed of use? To help you in your search we have provided a breakdown of the different types and a list of some of the best coffee machines.

 

Pod or Capsule Coffee Machines
In the morning people are busy and time is precious, so a pod or capsule machine can be a revelation. The pods or capsules are inserted directly into the machine so you can avoid any mess and the speed of these machines makes this option a very popular one for coffee lovers.

Filter Coffee Machines
A filter coffee machine works by dripping water through ground beans into a jug, they can be a bit more time consuming but are a great way to provide the perfect pick me up.

Bean To Cup Machines
A bean to cup machine is the coffee shop latte drinkers machine of choice, these machines use a grinder, some with a variety of settings, so you can create your coffee coffee beans as fine you like. Once your beans are ground the machine will then automatically pour your drink. There are some bean to cup coffee machines that also incorproate a milk frother.

Below are a selection of some of our best selling coffee machines.



                                            £113.99


Features single-touch settings and integral milk frother. The touchscreen control panel features preset programmes for espresso and caffé lungo that can be adjusted to suit your personal taste – just follow a few super simple steps to create a drink that’s exactly the size and strength you like. There are also two temperature settings to choose from – 75-80°C and 85-90°C, so you can brew at a heat that’s right for you. The Thermoblock boiler with 15-bar pressure creates perfect crema-topped espresso, brew after brew, with each Lavazza ‘coffee pod’. If you want your caffeine fix in a hurry, just select your coffee while the machine is heating up (which takes around 30 seconds) and it will start dispensing your brew as soon as it’s up to temperature. There's an integrated milk frother cleverly incorporated into the design to make for a smaller footprint, the milk frother has three pre-set hot options for cappuccino, large cappuccino or latte. You can change the level of foam you’d like by pressing the frothing settings button. high for luxurious cappuccino, medium for a slightly ‘wetter’ cappuccino and low for deliciously milky latte and there’s also a cold milk frothing option that’s ideal for summery iced coffees and milkshakes. This machine also includes 12 Lavazza A Modo Mio Coffee Pods and is available in creamy white, ice white and ebony black.



                                              £49.39
 


Have your coffee ready at the right time thanks to the timer feature. There's also an anti-drip system and this machine is compatible with 1 x 4 filters. A handy time display also helps you in that morning rush, and there's adequate storage in the base for adjustable cable length. This machine has the ability to wake you up with a mild or strong cup of coffee rich in flavour, The indicator water tank shows up to a maximum of 10 large cups (125ml) or 15 small cups (85 ml)



                                            £284.99


A fabulous fully automatic coffee machine that is only 20cm wide, there's an intuitive operating panel with integrated LED symbol display, removable water tank with automatic water level monitoring and a removable brewing unit that allows the interior of the machine to be cleaned. This is a great looking machine hence the price being a little bit more. Available in silver.

Best of luck choosing your new machine and remember the above is purely a guide. You can browse all of our machines here

03/12/18 Christmas Gifts For Everyone

Christmas time at work for many can mean that it’s time to wind down, but for some, especially those in retail, it’s the busiest time of the year. It’s also a time for Office Secret Santa gifts, while this is a fun way to spread some Christmas cheer, it can also be the hardest present you buy. We stock a great range of gifts including gifts including a Secret Santa present for around £5 to your favourite festive family tins of chocolates like Quality Street, Roses, Selection Box and Heroes. We also stock boxes of biscuits, kids crayons, pencil sets, travel mugs. Parker pens and laptop cases through to larger gifts for that special person in your life like a Lavazza or Melitta Coffee Machine or perhaps a Twinings Tea Compartment Box.

Just type "Christmas" in the search bar on our homepage to view a selection of choices that cater for everyone.

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26/11/18 Pest Control For Your Business

They say there are more rats than humans and this means plenty of work for businesses to control these pesky pests or for businesses who offer pest control services. This problem can be a nuisance to domestic properties, schools and many commercial businesses that cover a variety of industry sectors, and it’s not just rats that can cause problems - birds, mice, cockroaches & flies can also cause havoc and multiply quickly. At UK Business Supplies we offer a wide range of measures to combat even the toughest pests. From conventional and humane rodent traps to electronic pest control  and insect control, we supply a comprehensive range of market leading products of the highest quality.

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12/11/18 Caffe Torelli by Marco Costa

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The story of Caffe Torelli by Marco Costa starts in Parma, the gastronomic capital of Italy, with the Costa family. When they migrated to England in the 1960’s, the family brought their miscela (blend) with them, going on to found a coffee empire now known throughout the world. Marco Costa, (the son of co-founder Sergio), is a successful entrepreneur and restauranteur in his own right. Understandably, coffee is in his blood, and Marco is dedicated to conserving the original family miscela, (Perla Bianca), which he uses in his own restaurants and has sold to a select group of foodservice customers. As demand for Perla Bianca increased, Marco searched for a roastery which could deliver the quality, quantity and consistency he required to meet demand whilst staying true to the heritage of the original blend. Caffe Torelli by Marco Costa is now produced in a state of the art, carbon-neutral UK facility.

 

Marco told us: ‘I am delighted that Caffe Torelli by Marco Costa will now be more widely available. It is very exciting to be able to offer a true Italian Heritage Blend, whilst minimising environmental impact by reducing Food Miles and Carbon Emissions’.

 

The Range

Caffe Torelli by Marco Costa is available in three different blends:

Perla BiancaThe original Costa family blend, with its classic Italian flavour profile, which kickstarted a coffee story now known throughout the whole world.

Perla AnticaCertified Organic and Fair Trade, this gorgeous chocolatey blend was developed to reflect Marco Costa’s commitment to the environment.

DecaffeinatedA high quality Italian roast blend, gently decaffeinated using the Swiss Water method.

 Perla Beans are available packed in high quality, sturdy cases of 6x1kg.

 A selection of beans and ground products are available in beautifully crafted resealable tins, packed in cases of 6x250g.

 

 Whichever blend of Caffe Torelli by Marco Costa you choose, we’re confident you’ll appreciate the taste that was the foundation of a global coffee phenomenon.

06/11/18 Nescafe Dolce Gusto Galaxy & Maltesers Hot Chocolate Pods

The perfect winter warmers, sit back on the sofa under a blanket and warm yourself up with these delicious hot chocolate flavoured drinks. Compatible with Dolce Gusto machines they make the ideal relaxing warm drink for the winter months. The ultimate in hot chocolate indulgence. Available in boxes with 8 pods in each box. Due mid November 2018

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29/10/18 Travel Mugs & Travel Presses

With all the recent news about protecting the environment and saving money, it seems like the message is really getting through about the big problem with single use plastic. 99% of disposable coffee cups are not recyclable and each minute landfill sites take thousands of these cups every day in the UK alone.

 

The best quick fix for consumers has to be the reusable cup that you can take to work. All coffee outlets will now fill up your own personal travel mug instead of using their own disposable cups. Waitrose aims to phase out disposable cups and serves free coffee to any customers who bring in their own reusable cup and there are plenty of campaigns urging people to buy their own coffee cup or mug an dtake it with them to the office.

 

Any model of cup available is good for the planet if you plan to reuse it, so now is the best time to invest in your own reusable mug. We stock a wide range of Bodum & Melitta Travel Mugs in a variety of colours and sizes and for those of you who may need more than one cup for your morning pick me up, the Bodum Travel Press might be the right choice, it’s a coffee press and a portable cup in one!

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15/10/18 New Lines - Bodum, Melitta & Pukka

We now have a huge range of Tea Presses, Coffee Machines and Accessories from quality brands Bodum and Melitta including a wide selection of Travel Mugs, Glasses, Storage Jars, Tea Sets, Coffee Grinders and Cafetieres. 

Also new online is the superb range of Pukka Teas, organic and bursting with the very best nature has to offer, we are very pleased to welcome Pukka organic teas to UK Business Supplies.

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22/10/18 Welcome To Wellco

We are excited to welcome a new range of electrical office and household products. Wellco are specialists in the electrical accessories market and pride themselves on offering customers top quality products at affordable prices. They have everything you need for the home and garden, from electrical leads and fittings to a range of finished household products.

 

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19/04/18 London Coffee Festival (12 - 15 April 2018)

London's coffee scene is one of the greatest in the world and the recent London Coffee Festival at The Old Truman Brewery in Brick Lane proved to be a fabulous get together of cafe's, roasteries, coffee suppliers, creatives and consumers. With a whole new floor at the Truman Brewery to explore, the whole place was buzzing with start-ups, industry pioneers and well established favourites. There were tasting rooms, keynote coffee industry speakers, debates, Latte art and competitions to discover and enjoy throughout the busy 3 day event. A team from UK Business Supplies attended the event and located themselves at the Lavazza stand where they enjoyed some superb tastings including Lavazza Amaretto Caviar!

Find out more: London Coffee Festival

15/03/18 New Furniture Install

UK Business Supplies recently acquired and installed a range of desks, office chairs and a boardroom table for a local legal recruitment agency. 8 white desks, 8 chairs and a white table were delivered and constructed without any disruption to the companies working day. The agency was very happy with the results. 

Whether its an office, conference room, boardroom, meeting room or an entire building, we can deliver a tailor made solution to suit your requirements. We can also supply a wide range of draw filing, lockers and multidrawers, cupboards and tambours. Changing your office doesn't have to be a major construction job or a stressful event that involves heavy and intensive work, think of us as a partner who can re-configure your office space whether large or small. Let us take away the stress and the time spent looking for suitable furniture so that you can carry on what you do best, running your business.

 
For more details contact one of our dedicated team on 0800 888 6161

06/02/2018 We Have Moved!

2018 has begun with a fantastic new outlook for all the team at UK Business Supplies. We are excited to announce that we have now moved to a brand new office and warehouse facility in Huyton Business Park, Liverpool. Our business has been growing substantially over the last few years and our old office and warehouse on Upper Parliament Street in Liverpool served us well, but due to recent expansion and an increase in orders it became evident that it was time to move to a bigger premises in a more ideal location.


Our new offices and warehouse are in a prime location at Huyton Business Park, now we are much better suited transport wise, we are based 2 minutes from the M62 and M57, making deliveries and pick-ups much more effective due to the excellent transport links nearby. The new warehouse is much more spacious and deliveries are much easier to manage now with the new increased capacity car park and designated loading bay. We are currently expanding our lines and we can now hold additional stock on our best sellers.


Our new address is Unit 10, Brickfields, Huyton Business Park, Liverpool, Merseyside. L36 6HY

 

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