PYMBLE, NSW, 7 September 2017 – Office Brands’ position as Australia’s largest independent business supplies dealer group has been reinforced by the addition of 5 new members since the beginning of 2017.

As more than 500 people, including members, suppliers and partners, prepare to descend upon Cairns this month for Office Brands’ highly anticipated annual Expo and Conference, these new members can experience the strength of the network they have joined. Members enjoy the opportunity to share their experiences and expertise with each other at Expo, often forming their own smaller business communities for support and friendship. These interactions are encouraged by Office Brands, with plenty of opportunities to meet and socialise across the 3 day event.

At a time of such uncertainty in the industry, many independent business supplies resellers are facing increased pressure. To remain competitive and retain their independence, they need support that offers them big buying power, international procurement, differentiated marketing resources, flexible IT solutions and support services. This is what membership with Office Brands affords.

New member, Richard Leknius of Peninsula Office Supplies on the Mornington Peninsula, said, “After examining other available options, we decided that Office Brands was the best fit for us. Being the most proactive and progressive group, giving unparalleled dealer support through technological innovation in our market space.”

Patsy Worland of Mercury Business Supplies, added, “We joined Office Brands to be able to have support and access to products to expand our existing range, therefore providing our clientele with greater purchasing options.”

Cathy Waller of Peninsular Office Supplies in Umina Beach stated, “I joined Office Brands to reinvigorate our business and have access to a wider range of products and brands, while maintaining our independence and business identity in the local community”.

And Circular Head Office Supplies’ Kathy Monson, says her reason for joining Office Brands was “to give (her) regional customers and local community access to online ordering and national pricing”.

Office Brands CEO, Gavin Ward, said, “I’m just delighted by the addition of these 5 new members to the Office Brands group in such a short timeframe. It’s proof that independents need what we’re offering and recognise the benefits of partnering with us. The more members we have, the more we can do to help them collectively. I’m glad we’re able to give these businesses the support they need.”

Office Brands extends a warm welcome to the following new members:

  • Richard Leknius from Peninsula Office Supplies
  • Renato Moolhuyzen from That Office Place
  • Mike Waller from Peninsular Office Supplies
  • Jamie & Patsy Worland from Mercury Business Supplies
  • Kathy Monson from Circular Head Office Supplies

And a hearty congratulations to the following members who have chosen to upgrade their membership:

  • Tim Tebbat from Emerald Office Supplies to Office National
  • Rodney Janssen from Totally Office to Office Products Depot
  • Mark & Debs Munro from Stationery Store Online to Office National