A.C. Office Supplies History
Founded on 1st April 1991 by husband and wife team, Adrian and Lynne from their garage in Lincoln, A.C. Office Supplies was the brain child of Adrian Coldron, who started in the Office Supplies industry in 1979, for A.J. Todds before moving onto another local supplier. Adrian helped grow the business, employing a young Gary Beesley in 1984 as a Sales Representative before his departure to Todds of Lincoln in 1988.
After six months A.C. Office supplies moved to their own premises and at the end of the first year employed a driver. Over the next 5 years A.C. Office Supplies grew steadily employing 7 people and growing the company from £24K a year turnover to £750K.
A.C. Office Supplies had a steady base of satisfied customers, many of whom remain loyal today. A.C.’s strength lay with their sales and customer service team responding to their customers every requirement.
Todds of Lincoln Limited History
Todds of Lincoln was established in 1892 by Joseph H. Todd from a room in his home, supplying rubber stamps and office sundries to Lincoln businesses. As business increased he moved premises to Lincoln’s Saltergate. He was joined in 1907 by his son Percy, who saw a market for typewriters and later furniture; this prompted another move in 1926 to Silver Street. A picture of which hangs proudly in the reception at Todds Group.
With business ever increasing 1939 saw a move to Beaumont Fee with additional premises purchased in 1984 in Park Street. The name of Todds was synonymous with quality and value for money. In their Centenary year 1992 saw a move to Whisby Way, a thriving Office Products business had expanded into writing, selling and supporting Computer systems, reprographics and office furniture.
Over the next 10 years the Computer Division was sold and the Reprographics division became TBSL, still trading on the Allenby Estate in Lincoln. Todds were back where they started concentrating on office products and furniture dealing both locally and nationally.
Then in 2006 Gary Beesley and Adrian Coldron reunited to create the company we now know as Todds Group.