The Commercial Services Group is one of the largest, local authority owned, trading organisations of its kind in the UK. With its schools supplies division set up over 90 years ago by Kent County Council, it has grown 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.
The Group continues to undergo evolutionary development, creating a private limited company corporate structure, wholly-owned by the local authority, aligned to providing solutions to a wider customer base and markets.
With corporate headquarters and warehousing facilities based near Maidstone in Kent, the Group employs 600 people, selling and brokering in excess of £610m per annum.
We deliver a wide spectrum of services, including a product range of over 20,000 lines, access to an OJEU compliant supply chain of over 400 organisations and a worldwide educational supplies business. We are confident that a conversation with Commercial Services Group will help your organisation to drive best value.
If your need is the review of a more complex nature, our team of commercial and procurement experts are on hand to consult and advise on successful operating models and the commercial viability of new ventures.
Our comprehensive portfolio of support services and partnership models, including Joint Ventures, allow our customers and partners to discover new in-sourcing and commercial trading models, through a management of risk, a sharing of investment and a proven track record of delivering sustainable solutions.
Our Social Values
Being publicly owned means social value is at the core of everything we do and underpins our work ethos at every point. Through the work we undertake we are proud to support the communities we serve, look after our environment and provide a brighter futures to those who need it most.