Who are we?
Since our creation in 1996, The Caley Group has grown to become central Scotland’s largest independent business supplies provider. We have always believed that investment in quality equipment and in our team will produce the best results.
Today, we continue to offer our clients exceptional customer service combined with competitive prices and unbeatable efficiency. This has seen our client base grow to more than 3000 companies, many of whom have been loyal to us from the start.
As an official Eurosafe member, we have access to all well-known brands such as Portwest, JSP, Moldex, DeWalt, Helly Hansen, Pulsar and Showa to name just a few. You will also see ESPRO branded products, which is a range that was created by Eurosafe to take the pain out of buying PPE. Put simply, it’s products that will always be fit for purpose, fully certified and extremely well priced.
Eurosafe represents one of Europe’s largest trading alliances specialising in the supply of occupational health and safety products, workplace clothing and professional safety based services.
In August 2022, we were delighted to further expand our services into the east coast of Scotland with the acquisition of OTC. OTC have a long and established history within the business supplies marketplace and share a mutual passion for service. The acquisition allowed for further expansion into new regional markets, adding Dundee and Aberdeen to our next day delivery service offering.
We look forward to sharing new products and services with our new OTC clients, helping them to make cost savings through price betterment and supplier consolidation.
In December 2021, we were delighted to add the PaperPlus brand to The Caley Group family, growing our brand and helping us serve more customers across the whole central belt. Our East and West Central Scotland service proposition is now a key strength and differentiator for our clients.
PaperPlus has a mutual focus on customer service. We know their current customers will be delighted how The Caley Group can support the PaperPlus team to further support all their customers' business needs. Our strategy is to provide a national, coast-to-coast solution with a large company infrastructure underpinned by local company relationships.
Why Choose Us?
Our logistics model gives us access to over £50m of stock, strategically positioned across the UK. This allows us to provide clients with a next day delivery.
We prioritise sustainability in all aspects of our operations, including our environmentally friendly printing press and fleet of 11 Euro 6 Class vehicles.
Trust us for all your business needs including business supplies, workwear, PPE, printing, furniture, and promotional gifts at competitive prices.
The Caley Group has been proudly servicing clients across the UK for over 26 years and has built a strong reputation for delivering service excellence.
Fully Stocked Showroom
Looking for embroidered clothing on short notice? Choose from our well-stocked showroom to feel the quality and review sizes for your team.
We pride ourselves in retaining complete control of your order. Our in-house team manages your print or embroidered workwear order from start to finish.
Caley Print & Stationery (as we were known back in the day!) was born in the back bedroom of our MD Craig Porter's home. A lot has changed since then, but our passion for service excellence remains the same.
1st major contract win
After a year of trading, we secured the first of many major contract wins, partnering with Aggreko, servicing all of their UK sites.
Introduction of in-house printing
After 4 years in business, we had built up enough business to make a significant investment in a litho print press and operational staff. This investment was a further commitment to our customers and our print offering, which would continue to evolve over time.
1st major office furniture contract win
While our name suggests that our focus was limited to print and stationery, Office Furniture became a huge part of our offering, partnering with key UK manufacturers and allowing us to compete on major office furniture tenders.
Investment in environmentally friendly print press
A huge £640K investment in our print manufacturing capabilities. This investment was key to our sustainable message and continues to play a massive role in our offering to this day.
Investment in wide format and digital printing
The final piece of the print jigsaw – further investment saw our print production range increase with the introduction of wide format and digital printing capabilities.
First overseas contract win
It was time to treat the team to an overseas holiday – well, if you call building €220k worth of furniture a holiday! This major furniture installation was managed from start to finish by our qualified furniture team.
Acquisition of Office Integrations
The acquisition of Office Integrations further strengthened our service offering across the central belt of Scotland, mainly within the west coast. With this acquisition, we doubled our company turnover and staffing quota.
Relocation to larger premises
The recent acquisition had seen the business double in size, so the decision was taken to move to our 100,000-square-foot custom-built premises at Kinning Park Glasgow. The increase in floor space allowed us to introduce a furniture showroom, while also offering increased space for print production and stock holding.
Office Furniture partnership with Arnold Clark
The partnership involved refitting a number of Arnold Clark dealerships across the UK with new showroom furniture. All of the refits were carried out by our experienced furniture team.
Embroidered workwear introduced
Another new service offering! We took the opportunity to invest heavily in embroidery machinery, further enhancing our workwear offering. Branded clothing plays a huge part in the success of a business and having the ability to support this in-house was game-changing.
Key partnership agreed with Portwest on the supply of PPE
Portwest is a global clothing manufacturing company based in Westport, Ireland that specializes in the design and production of protective clothing, including high visibility, flame-resistant workwear, safety footwear, work gloves and personal protective equipment.
In December 2021, we completed our 2nd acquisition. PaperPlus are a long-established Business Supplies reseller operating out of Leith, Edinburgh. This acquisition further established our commitment to the East Coast of Scotland, further growing our already established base in Livingston.
In April 2022, we supercharged our workwear and PPE offering by joining Eurosafe. Eurosafe is recognized as the leading association of the best independent PPE, safety workwear, and equipment distributors operating in the UK and Ireland. By joining Eurosafe, we gained access to key suppliers and manufacturers while commanding the best possible cost prices, allowing us to be extremely competitive and recognized as a major player in the workwear and PPE marketplace.
In August 2022, we acquired OTC (Office & Training Consumables). OTC have been a major player in the business supplies marketplace for the past 30 years. This acquisition further strengthened our offering to the East Coast of Scotland, while also allowing us to further develop our client portfolio in Dundee and Aberdeen.
Further Expansion of Glasgow HQ
We have recently expanded our Glasgow premises to include a 16-person training room. This development plays a massive role in the training and development of our people.