Commercial Services is one of the largest trading organisations of its
kind in the UK. With its Schools Supplies Division set up nearly 70 years ago by
Kent County Council, it grew organically to become one of the leading suppliers
of products and services to other publicly funded organisations, including education
establishments, local government, emergency services and the voluntary and community
Commercial Services has now undergone a period of further evolutionary development,
creating a private limited company corporate structure, wholly-owned by the local
authority, aligned to seizing opportunities for further growth beyond its established
customer base and markets.
With corporate headquarters and warehousing facilities based near Maidstone in Kent,
Commercial Services employs c. 700 people, selling and brokering in excess of £600m
per annum. It is pre-eminent in Education Supplies (Kent County Supplies & Abacus
Education Supplies), Energy (LASER & Lumina), Recruitment (Connect2Staff) plus selected
Direct Services markets, providing a wide range of quality products and services
at competitive prices to both public and private sector customers.
In addition to directly supplied products and services, Commercial Services also
manages a range of OJEU compliant framework contracts, which are accessible to other
public bodies, saving them the time and cost of going out to competition separately.
Whether you are looking for lower cost energy and energy management services, including
free of charge, impartial and without obligation market testing of your current
contracts, professional recruitment services across a wide range of sectors or sourcing
educational supplies with free next day delivery, the businesses that comprise Commercial
Services have the right solution for you.
Our specialist sales, consultants and business development teams are on hand to
understand your needs and guide you through the easy and effective process of doing
business with us and this website serves to provide you with all the information you
need to get started.