Two Teesside-based entrepreneurs have set up an office supplies business with ambitious recruitment plans.
James Lees and Graham Huntley, who originally met at Rye Hills School 11 years ago, have launched JG Office Supplies in Redcar.
Launching as a team of four, both James and Graham have big plans to expand their sales team later in 2014. They aspire to grow to a team of 15 to 20 people from across the region within the next five years.
The ambitious duo aim to bring the sector into the digital era with new initiatives including an e-commerce branch and a website offering unique log-in features for customers.
James Lees, managing director, said: “Office supplies & stationery dealers seem to have been stuck in the dark ages when it has come to technology and have tended to rely on cold calling. Although this does work and has proved profitable over a long period of time, it does also have its flaws. My background is in digital marketing, therefore we’re perfectly placed to take our business to the next level and make finding JG Office Supplies online much easier.”
The Teesside Company will provide everything from ink cartridges to furniture as it has three divisions: JG Office Supplies, JG Office Interiors and JG janitorial supplies, meaning they also supply to pubs, clubs, restaurants, food outlets and schools.
Graham Huntley, sales director added: “We’re young and enthusiastic and feel very passionate about office supplies and supporting the North East. We only use local suppliers and employ people from the area.”
For more information visit: www.jgofficesupplies.co.uk