Croydon Business Awards

Quills are finalists for the SME Business Excellence Award!

We are delighted to share that Quills has made it to the finals for the Croydon Business Awards, SME Business Excellence category.

After a very busy five years with four acquisitions, a full rebrand and various other challenging internal projects we decided to enter the Croydon Business Awards for the first time. We answered the five questions which formed ‘round one’ and were delighted to find out that we’d successfully made it through to ‘round two’ as a finalist and answered a further six questions supplying supporting documentation.  We also attended a face to face interview on Friday 6th September at Croydon College to complete the final stage of the competition.

Jerry Irving, independent adjudicator and business consultant praised the high quality of submissions and said “2019 has seen more entries than ever and the overall standard was excellent. Deciding who should go through to the next round was very tough as several categories were hotly contested, including SME Excellence, Women in Business, Customer Service and Digital, Data and Technology.” Read the full Croydon Business Excellence shortlist article here.

Quills supports the community and will always looks to use a variety of local suppliers including Square Mile Insurance Brokers, The Studio (design company), VOW (wholesale), Step Ahead Recruitment, Wallington Couriers and The Hilton Hotel to name but a few. We also support the future of tomorrow by taking on work experience students and recently recruited a local Croydon digital marketing professional who had just completed an apprenticeship and was looking for her next challenge.

The winners from each of the 14 categories will be announced on Thursday 3rd October at the Gala Dinner & Charity Ball being held at the Grand Sapphire Hotel.

Good luck to everyone who has entered and Quills have everything crossed for our category and a positive outcome!

William West Ltd Aquisition 1st May 2018

Quills Group Acquires William West Ltd – 1st May 2018

We are pleased to announce the acquisition of William West Ltd on 1st May 2018.  The acquisition is for the Office Supplies and Office Interiors divisions of William West (excluding the Print business).

Andy Efstathiou, Managing Director of Quills said “For William West customers the acquisition will mean the same high level of service with the additional benefit of our internal infrastructure, additional customer services and features like Live Chat to provide answers quickly to any queries or questions.”

The existing William West team will be moving across to Quills (Management, Account Management and Sales) which will ensure a smooth and seamless transfer.

We look forward to working with William West employees and customers and extending a warm welcome to all.


Aaron Fairman

New Line Learning Academy student joins Quills Group for work experience

Aaron has joined the Quills Group team this week to undertake a weeks’ work experience.

Before arriving at Quills Aaron’s objective for his placement was to understand how a business operates and in particular the financial side of the company, including the systems used on a day to day basis.

So far Aaron has had a full rundown on the company from Andy Efstathiou, Managing Director, managed product updates, edited web copy, published a web article, delivered and built some chairs and spent the day with one of the Quills drivers George.

Aaron said, “I have found this experience very enjoyable and I love how friendly and understanding all of the staff have been since I arrived on Monday.  I’ve enjoyed understanding the full process of an order being received right through to the point of delivery. I was really keen to see how all of the financial data was logged onto the Quills back-office system and I feel I have a good understanding of this now. The not so good part for me was being out on the road assisting with deliveries when it was unusually hot for the UK and reached over 30 degrees!

Quills Customer Service Manager Raises Over £1,500 for Cystic Fybrosis Trust

Quills Customer Services Manager Catherine Kingston hit the streets of London to run her first London Marathon on Sunday 23rd April.  This was a huge milestone and personal goal for Catherine and she completed the 27 miles in 4 hours 52, 34 seconds.  Catherine ran in aid of Cystic Fibrosis Trust and has exceeded her fund raising target of £1,500.

Catherine ran for her brother David who is now 8 years post-transplant and Liam McHugh who is an avid fundraiser for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust ran for his daughter Rachel.

Picture: Catherine Kingston and Liam McHugh.

For more info. on the Cystic Fibrosis Trust visit

Urban Massage Visit Quills

Quills welcome Inteb Managed Services Ltd

Quills are delighted to be a preferred partner of  Inteb Managed Services Ltd.  Inteb is a company of energy managers, surveyors, utility and environmental specialists serving a wide range of real estate clients in both public and private sectors. In summary, their service helps:

  • Lower energy consumption and carbon emissions
  • Save money
  • Stay compliant
  • Enhance reputation
  • Engage tenants and stakeholders
  • Raise property values

We look forward to working with Inteb Managed Services and providing sustainable pricing solutions for their office products.

Quills Employee Awards 2015

Quills Group Donates Over £1,000 to BIRT


From April 2013 Quills have donated 100% of the funds raised from its toner recycling program to charity partner BIRT (Brain Injury Rehabilitation Trust), which is part of a national charity, The Disabilities Trust, BIRT has been providing excellence in brain injury rehabilitation for 25 years.

The amount received for a toner cartridge can vary from as little as 5p to as much as £5.00, but every penny really does count. Funds raised to date have gone towards raised flower beds for the gardening club members at the Kerwin Court BIRT Center in Horsham.

We are delighted to confirm that the total funds donated have now reached over £1,000 as of 1st July 2015 and we would like to say a huge thank you to all of our customers who have been taking the time to recycle their used toner cartridges.

Ann Buckler, Director of BIRT, expressed her gratitude: “ I would like to thank the team at Quills Group for making BIRT their charity partner and for their efforts which have raised over £1,000 for Kerwin Court. The donation has enabled the centre to buy raised flower beds for our gardening club. These have been invaluable in encouraging this enthusiastic group and have enhanced the lives of those we support.”

Image (left to right to): Wendy Fletcher – BIRT Service Manager, Ros Thompson – Quills Account Manager & Sophie Parkinson – BIRT Assistant Manager.