About the AB4 Family
As a family-run, 25-year established, award winning business, we can be trusted to work in partnership with you to help you achieve true cost reductions in the three key areas of OFFICE supplies, INDUSTRIAL products and INTERIORS solutions.
If you turned your workplace (be it an office, school, warehouse, breakout area or other) upside down, whatever fell out is what we are able to help you with. We offer you a true one stop shop for all your OFFICE, INDUSTRIAL and INTERIORS requirements helping you to drive efficiency and productivity through supplier consolidation, easy ordering and where applicable, alternative products – including green options.
We want your experience with us to be as smooth and painless as possible. We deliver more than 90% of all supplied products using our own vans with our own drivers and furniture installers. Customer service is also dealt with locally and in house. As a 25-year established family business, what else would you expect.
So, you can buy it online, order by phone, email, through social media, via Facebook, by seeing one of our consultants, by calling in or by simply sending us a letter or telegram (though the last two may make our next day nationwide delivery offer a little difficult!)
If you don’t want to feel like just another number, please let us help.
Introducing a few key members of the AB4 Family
Greg is captain of the team and leads the line by example, rarely leaving the office before any other member of Team AB4. His love of interiors and office efficiency make him the obvious choice as our INTERIORS specialist.
He likes technology but only when it works and can be heard screaming at his computer on a daily basis, even when he hasn’t managed to turn it on! No wonder he hasn’t worked for anyone else since he was 21!
Business Development Director
Sam is the captain’s son and is encouraged to do his Dad’s daily hours to ensure his future success. He has been at the sharp end of OFFICE sales for almost 8 years yet he is still only 26.
Sam is also a PPE and workwear specialist and, as the AB4 resident artist and doodle king, can “draw up” a plan to help ensure the safety of your workforce or contract cost reductions faster than most people can put the kettle on at one of his appointments
Sam and his childhood sweetheart and fiancé are expecting their first child in October.
Customer Service Manager
Sonia has been involved in office supplies since 17 when she joined Priestley’s (bought out by AB4 in 2007). Sonia recently celebrated 21 years continuous loyal service meaning she has spent well over half her life being “stationery”! Her knowledge of all elements of the job is unrivalled, making her the go to girl in the office.
Customer service, sales, logistics, accounts, stock, distribution, reports and spread sheets, Sonia pretty much knows it all without being a ‘know it all’ if you know what we mean!
Her mantra is and always has been: ‘the customer comes first’.
Julie recently celebrated 20 years with AB4 and as the AB4 collection queen, if you haven’t paid your bills, watch out!
An old headmaster once said of themselves, ‘I’m firm but fair’ and Jules certainly tries to apply this ethos to our debt collection. When she’s not collecting money she can be found collecting 1 of 6 grandchildren from her 2 children to give them a break and her a bit of spoiling time.
Julie also forms part of our locally based Customer Services team.
Deliveries and Installations
Steve, aka ‘The Stig’, is our longest serving driver and is totally unflappable under pressure, hence his nickname. Steve is a stalwart of the ‘nothings too much trouble’ school of customer deliveries.
‘Stig’ is also a dab hand with a screwdriver and can set up a desk and pedestal quicker than the other ‘Stig’ can do a lap round the Top Gear track in a Ferrari!