Christmas 2015 Opening Times

Well that fun and festive season is fast approaching, so this seems like a good time to let you know what our opening times are for the break:


Christmas Week

Wednesday 23rd December Open: last day for shipments and local deliveries
Christmas Eve Closed
Christmas Day Closed. Surprised?
Boxing Day Still closed. Really.
Sunday 27th December Closed



New Year’s Week

Monday 28th December Open: processing orders for January delivery only
Tuesday 29th December
Wednesday 20th December
New Year’s Eve Closed
New Year’s Day
Saturday 2nd January
Sunday 3nd January
Monday 4th January Open as usual


Merry Christmas everyone and have a great New Year!

The Stock In Trade Team

Easter Opening Times

Here are our opening times over the Easter break.

• Good Friday 3rd April – Lines open 10am – 4pm, but no shipments Until Tue 7th April
• Saturday 4th April – Normal Saturday Service
• Easter Sunday 5th April – Closed
• Easter Monday 6th April – Lines open 10am – 4pm, but no shipments Until Tue 7th April

Happy Easter everyone!

The Stock In Trade Team

Christmas 2013 - Opening Times

That time has almost arrived, so here are our opening times for the next couple of weeks;


Christmas Week

Monday 23rd December Open. Last day for shipments and local deliveries.
Christmas Eve Skeleton crew, processing orders for post Christmas delivery.
Christmas Day Closed. Surprised?
Boxing Day Still closed. Really.
Friday 27th December Skeleton crew, processing orders for January delivery.


New Year’s Week

Monday 30th December
Skeleton crew, processing orders for January delivery.
New Year’s Eve Closed.
New Year’s Day Closed.
Thursday 2nd December Business as usual.
Friday 3rd December Business as usual.


Merry Christmas everyone and have a great New Year!

The Stock In Trade Team

LED Supply & Fitting Service roll out.

Stock In Trade are pleased to announce our LED Supply & Fitting Service is now available to all UK customers.

Whether you have an office, café, restaurant, department store, showroom, estate agent, educational building or anywhere else that uses electric lighting. You can reduce your energy costs by 85% and cut down maintenance hassle simply by using high quality low energy LED bulbs.

Stock In Trade will manage the project from quote to finish, using only NICEIC approved electrical contractors. So to find out what’s involved and how much you can save then call us now for your free quote.

Stock In Trade Team

Call 0800 977 5688 now for your free quote

Business 2012 Review

With guest speakers including Sir Alan Sugar and Richard Branson, we jumped at the opportunity to be exhibiting at the O2 arena for the much-anticipated Business 2012 show (18th-20th March). There were some obvious teething problems on day one – visitors not being able to register, queues lasting for over an hour and no clear direction as to how to get into the show!  However, things soon got under way…

It took about 10 minutes for us to realise something was very different at this event to all other shows we’ve exhibited at – the temperature! After a few star-jumps and Starbuck’s Lattes, we were distracted from the numbness in our toes by the hustle and bustle of the visitors.  All in all, they were an enthusiastic and optimistic bunch, and we got talking to some great business people!  The other exhibitors were friendly too, always ready with a smile and some sweets to keep us all going.

Every seminar was crammed, and people came away feeling inspired and motivated.  Nigel Botterill, UK serial entrepreneur, seems to have left a lasting impression.  The Q&A session in Indigo with Lord Sugar proved interesting.  Some of the questions put forward weren’t great quality, though, as a result, one of the visitors got escorted out by security!

Yes, we made a few good contacts and it was an interesting experience, but I’m not sure if we’re quite ready to sign up to the next one…  Please give us some feedback of your own experience of the event, good and bad – we’d love to hear some of your thoughts!


Join us and Richard Branson at The O2

We’re delighted to invite you to join us at Business 2012 – the 3 day business event taking place at The O2 London on 18th, 19th & 20th of March.

It’s free to come along – and there’s plenty to do at Business 2012.

Come and hear some of the UK’s best-known and most admired entrepreneurs, Richard Branson and Lord Sugar, along with Cherie Blair and 21 other key speakers.   Attend some of the sessions in one of the 8 Workshop Halls or 12 Seminar Halls where you will learn how to expand your business using the latest IT platforms, or discover new routes to funding or how to make the most out of new media channels for marketing your business.

Some of the UK’s leading brands are exhibiting: Google, Nokia, Microsoft, BlackBerry, Regus, Intuit, PayPal…. And us! There are more than 150 exhibitors in total.

We know you’re serious about growing your business and know that you’ll benefit massively from the show.  So come and visit us on Stand No D54 and say hi to the team.  All you have to do is block out a day in your diary and register.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Stock in Trade

Office* Show Review – 15th & 16th September 2011

As office* show virgins we had no idea what to expect when we signed up to exhibit.  Was it everything we hoped?  Yes, and then some! The two days at Earls Court Exhibition Centre in London flew by in a dazzle of smiling office professionals, great talks and free Chuppa Chupps, Poppets, pens and post-it notes!

We usually show at TWM in October, the main London event for Facility Managers and FD’s – the people who like what we do.  When we heard about the office* show we were curious and fancied a change.  This show is dedicated to Executive PA’s, EA’s and Office Managers and more than 3,000 of them visited the show – and at times it felt like they were all on our stand.

The office* people launched National PA Day to celebrate and appreciate all the hard working PA’s out there who are often take for granted.  A great idea, though I can’t see it becoming a national holiday.  There were some great talks: the favourites seemed to be Jacqueline Gold (Ann Summers & Knickerbox) and Michelle Mone (Ultimo).  They were inspirational and offered genuine practical advice.  A lot of visitors told us they came away feeling motivated and raring to go!

We were pleased so many of you stopped to talk to us about our imprest service.  Office supplies isn’t the most exciting topic, but our imprest service does save you money and make your job so much easier – and it was great to hear you agree.  To those we’re meeting up with in the next few weeks, we look forward to building a great working relationship.  And if you entered the draw to win an iPod touch, we will be doing it at the end of September so watch this space!  If you didn’t but would like to be included, just contact us for an appointment before the month is up.  As long as we took your details at the show you still qualify.

Whilst it was interesting meeting so many different people working for such a wide range of companies, there was one downside: aching feet.  Especially for us oldies.  By Friday afternoon we were ready to just lay down where we stood.  Thankfully this was remedied by the delightful Mobile Massage team. The topless hunks from Pearls and Pecs wandering the aisles helped a little too…

Overall verdict?  Well, before this one had even finished we’d booked for the 2012 office* show.  That says it all. See you there!

PS: We’ve uploaded photos so don’t forget to check us out on Facebook.