About Commercial Services

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 sector.

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 Operational 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.