About Us

Who we are and where we are

Headquartered in Bath with regional offices in Plymouth and Bristol; 1st Office Equipment Ltd is an independent document management technology sales and service provider with a 25-year heritage supplying the UK market.

Our dedicated team of experienced industry professionals service an extensive portfolio of SMB, corporate, public sector and education clients, throughout the South West of England.

The company has grown over the last 25 years from an amalgam of smaller office equipment suppliers to a fully integrated multi million pound organisation. This unique structure has enabled 1st Office to retain all those smaller company values of true customer care, true business ethics and traditional values of excellence and marry them together with the large company benefits of increased purchasing power, greater levels of staff training and more cost effective operational costs.

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1st Office Personnel - John Phillips

John Phillips FCA

Managing Director

A chartered accountant, John worked in the accounting profession in London and the Middle East prior to joining Canon’s office equipment division. During his time at Canon the company underwent very rapid growth with UK turnover rising to £500 million and market leader status achieved. John’s various roles at Canon included Finance Director and then Managing Director of the Company’s South West subsidiary. He brings to 1st Office extensive knowledge of the office technology market.

1st Office Personnel - Andrew Jones

Andrew Jones

Sales and Marketing Director

In 1984 Andrew built up his first business, Clark Business Products, into a leading provider of reprographic equipment in the South West. In 2005 he merged the business into 1st Office Equipment Ltd. Andrew has extensive business experience, an unrivalled knowledge of the company and developed excellent relationships with customers and suppliers.

1st Office Personnel - Tom Purvis

Tom Purvis

Service Director

With 37 years experience in the industry, Tom joined the group in 2004. Throughout his career Tom has held various senior positions in both Sales and Customer support. Tom lives and breathes the ‘Big enough to matter small enough to care’ culture and is responsible for delivering best practice and first class service across our entire product portfolio.