We are really proud to say that we will be marking 50 years of business in Shropshire in 2024, and partners Craig and Richard Hughes have a few surprises up their sleeves for the coming months.
Chrisbeon, based on Stafford Park in Telford, started life in 1974 when Craig and Richard’s dad Brian linked up with his cousin Chris to sell used office furniture.
A family-oriented business – this ethos is still very much embedded in company philosophy today.
The brothers’ mum Jean joined our family-run company soon after, and the rest, as they say, is history. Chrisbeon Services became Chrisbeon Office Supplies in 1986 as the company continued to build on its reputation of providing top-quality customer service.
Things have moved on in many ways since 1974, but one thing remains a top priority at Chrisbeon: our commitment to clients.
Sustainability also remains a huge focus for the company and there is nothing more sustainable than buying preloved rather than new furniture – our substantial preloved range is as popular as ever and remains a very big and successful part of our business.
Another area our team really enjoys is working with a business from start to finish – helping them plan their new offices, providing the furniture, putting it in place – and seeing the plans all come to fruition, meeting the needs of the teams they are working with!
We also recognise our obligation to the environment and continue to keep this front and centre as we move forward into 2024.
Supporting local businesses
“During the last year, we have helped more businesses move premises, seen a rise in the number of people visiting our showroom to view our comprehensive range of products, and had more clients using our amazing CAD 3D planning service,” adds Richard.
Chrisbeon continues to play a leading role in supporting local businesses as a Shropshire Chamber of Commerce Patron and it is always a delight for the team to attend chamber events and networking opportunities, meeting other like-minded Shropshire businesses.
We have also continued our support for charities and other good causes wherever we can.
The face of the Shropshire business community has changed over the last half-century but Chrisbeon has grown and adapted during that time to remain an integral part of the community . . . here’s to another 50 years!