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 Recent reviews...


Reviewed : SE :


Hello, What service !  Superb, never thought the item I ordered would arrive within 2 hours


 Karen MarshalI  - Adminstration Manager

 Carlisle Cumbria





Thank you very much for the chair & footrest , exactly what I had hoped for and life is

considerably more comfortable , good wishes.



Castle Douglas



Hi all

We recently moved into our new offices in Cockermouth and opened for

business on Monday. Just wanted to extend a massive thank you for all of

your hard work. We turned this project around in 6 weeks & we couldn't have done this

without you all..looking forward to working with you all again soon.


Julie Waning - Operations Manager

Carlisle Cumbria



 Reviewed : CC :


We have had 8 of your Mirage chairs for over 2 years and they are just as good

as the day they were purchased. A great chair for sitting at your desk all day

with the lumbar and back support..Time to upgrade another 16 !!


 Stephen Fitzpatrick - Buyer

Cockermouth Cumbria



Reviewed : KF : 


Dear Keith


Could you please thank the guys who delivered and fitted our office equipment

and furniture here at the community centre in Carlisle.


We do appreciate everything your installers did to make sure everything was

sorted before they left..many many thanks !


 Liz Jackson - Centre Manager



 Reviewed : SE :


 Love the new furniture , looks amazing ! Your install team did a great job


 Many thanks. 


 JW - Practice Manager



 Reviewed :  AC :


 Dear Keith 


 I should let you know that I have placed an order with Adam Clarke and this

 is not just because of the decent quotation, but more the manner in which it was

 the same enquiry of four companies and you win..hands down.


 Thank you


R.D - Website Enquiry







 Reviewed :  SE :


 Dear Stuart


On behalf of IHA I would like to thank you once again for kindly sponsoring some

prizes for our 40th anniversary fun ay on Saturday 22nd August 2016 at

Carlisle racecourse. 


We were able to offer a completely free fun day to all our tenants service users and staff

with lots of activities and entertainment on offer for all ages. We have had lots of positive

feedback and everyone had a fantastic day so thank you very much.


Yours Sincerely


 Mike Muir - Chief Executive

 Workington  Cumbria



Reviewed :  SE :       


 Dear Keith


 I'd like to say a 'big thank you' for all the help and assistance we receive from

 Carlisle Business Supplies , particularly with our recent office development.


The provision of 2D and 3D drawings to help determine the office layout, with the

ablity to make ammendments as required , resulted  in minimal service down time

 as the drawings formed the basis for the plan on ' moving day '.


The new furniture we purchased for the software development team and the new

meeting room has enabled us to make excellent use of the open plan space, and

Has become the 'envy' of the others within the building. The furniture is functional

yet modern looking and was installed by the CBS team of installers.


We look forward to a long and continued business relationship.


Jane Williams - Business Services Manager

Penrith  Cumbria






 Reviewed : AC :


 Hi, we would just like to give our appreciation to your delivery driver Allan Cartwright.

 For a number of years now he has delivered our goods and always displays polite

 professionalism and goes the extra mile to make sure we are fully satisfied with our orders.

 Please can you forward on our gratitude and we would like to praise your company for the constant

 excellent service. Many thanks.


Erol Ali - Office Manager

Penrith  Cumbria



Reviewed : JC :


We have used Carlisle Business Supplies over the past 5 years for advice and guidance on lots of

different projects in the school. John Carruthers is always professional in the way he works and he

has helped us develop areas of the school to a high standard.


Denise Noble - School Business Manager

Kendal  Cumbria



Reviewed : KF :


The Office chair I ordered was delivered last week by a very pleasant helpful man.

Thanks for the excellent service and advice.


 Mr Norman Carroll - Self Employed

 Maryport Cumbria



Reviewed : JC :


I have regularly used Carlisle Business Supplies and would thoroughly recommend them.


They have supplied furniture for my staffroom and teachers’ PPA room; chairs & tables for classrooms;    seating and furniture for children’s reading areas and library and numerous items for two offices.

From the initial enquiry, planning meeting, quotation, order, then delivery and installation, the service has

always been excellent and the quality of products outstanding.


They have save me a great deal of time and provided ‘best value’ for the school budget.


Nick Hepurn-Fish -  Headteacher

Whitehaven  Cumbria







Reviewed : KF :


Hi Keith I would to like thank you for the revamped chair and brilliant service offered to us by you

and Carlisle Business Supplies.

The chair is as good as new, so thank you, its greatly appreciated.


 Karen Horsfield  -  Buyer

 Carlisle  Cumbria



 Reviewed : KF :


A big thank you to everyone for all the attention shown helping us purchase our desks and chairs.

suspect if someone had taken the time to explain the requirements needed when deciding upon

an office chair half of the back problems one has suffered would never have existed. My experience

with Carlisle Business Supplies has been marvellous from the filing drawers delivered earlier this year

to the now office furniture. Nothing is too much or too small ..A wonderful company to deal with.


Jean Shaw  -  Glentrool

Ayrshire  Scotland



Reviewed : KF :  


Desks & chairs look brilliant – many thanks to you & your team for such a fantastic job – your guys have been great today


P Bowman  -  Buyer

Carlisle Cumbria



Reviewed : CC : 


I have always found Carlisle Buisness Supplies to be efficient , quick and reliable. There is always someone to help and advise on the other end of the phone when we have a problem or a question, that's you Caroline.

Very good company !


Barbara Watson - Office Supplies Buyer

Workington Cumbria



Reviewed : NM : 


I find your staff and service to be efficient and very helpful and friendly, especially as I am not used to sorting out office supplies.


Donna Turner - Office Supplies Buyer

Carlisle Cumbria






Reviewed : KF : 


We are extremely happy with our recent office refurbishment from Carlisle Business Supplies.

From the initial consultation, design, drawings, colour options and plans.


The furniture as promised arrived on time and was assembled on site. The installation service was fast, efficient and very pofessional. The quality of the product was outstanding !  Having the the furniture installed saved us time and ensured the work was done properly.


The installation team were friendly and the work was to a high standard....An excellent job, delivered on time, on budget and with a smile, they even took away all the waste and packaging away to be recycled.


Ian Armstrong - Director

Carlisle Cumbria



Reviewed : CC :


I find your web site very easy to use, and when I telephone the office I am always treated politely, even when I ask stupid questions. Everything I have purchased over the years has been to a high standard with next day delivery. Any furniture with a waiting time has always been delviered within the specified time. A company which is a pleasure to do business with.



Janette Grierson  - Office Furniture & Supplies Buyer

Penrith Cumbria






Reviewed : JC : 


Hi John...just thought I would let you know our furniture was installed yesterday

and is already being used today !

Everything looks amazing , and your installation team were simply brilliant. Thanks again.


Lisa Dent - School Office Administrator




Reviewed : SE : 


Hi Stuart , I wanted to say a BIG thank you to you and your team for all that you have done to improving our working environment with the plans and new furniture.

It was a pleasure dealing with you right from our initial meeting. You gave us valuable advice on how to make the best of the office space and your subsequent support throughout the process with all my various questions and amendments was very much appreciated.

Your installation team (Doug Gemmell and Alan Cartwright) arrived on site and got the desking and drawers sorted out quickly and cheerfully with minimal distruption to our business.

Thank you very much for all your help and I look forward to continuing to work with you and your team in the future.

Please pass on my thanks to all those people who helped make this happen


Jacky Meredith - Finance Administrator




 Reviewed : NH :  


I have ordered from Carlisle Business Supplies for a number of years now.

We have always found the service first class.

Nehal and the team are always willing to help with any issue and delivery is always prompt..next day !

Even on the odd occasion where we have made a mistake with our order they have always rectified it for us, they always go the extra mile with customer service. I could not recommend them more highly , they are a great team.

I class Nehal more of a friend than a stationery supplier.


Jayne Shepherd - Office Administrator

Workington , Cumbria






Reviewed : NH :  


I was contacted approximately 3 years ago by a very pleasant lady named Nehal from CBS asking about suppliers that we used and would we be interested in viewing their catalogue.  We decided to give them a try and have not looked back since. 

Everyone you deal with are so pleasant and helpful.  I can ring up Nehal with a half description and she knows exactly what I mean and it arrives the next day.  The deliveries are prompt and delivered with a smile by the driver. 

We have since acquired another property and required new office furniture.  CBS were contacted and they were so helpful with the planning and ordering of all the new office furniture.  On delivery their team arrived to assemble everything and lay it all out.  All we had to do was sit down when it was finished! 

The costs supplied are competitive and therefore our company will continue to purchase from Carlisle Business Supplies.



Margaret Nicholson - Office Manager

Workington , Cumbria





Reviewed : NH :  


We have used CBS for quite a few years now. They have always been very helpful and have always accomodated our needs. I find their staff to be very friendly and they understand we want them to make ordering ordering office products easy for us...They are fantastic to work with.



Misha - Operations Administrator

Carlisle , Cumbria



Reviewed : NH :  


Hi Nehal


1st Class service from a 1st Class 'local' Company is what we have come to expect and receive from Carlisle Business Supplies.

Friendly and efficient staff, with free next day delivery and very competitive prices.


Catherine Allen - Buyer

Penrith , Cumbria








Reviewed : SE :  


Everything looks great with the furniture installation, and the guys who installed it were smashing , you should be proud of them.


Thanks for everything...


Carol Lambert - Office Manager

Carlisle , Cumbria



Reviewed : JC :  


This is the first chance I've had today to sit down at my desk and write to let you know how delighted I am with the boardroom table, chairs and storage cupboards. I can't wait for the headship team to see them on Monday.  Dougie - who assembled and installed our furniture was brilliant and worked incredibly hard in rather warm conditions. Please thank him personally on our our behalf.


My grateful thanks to you for arranging everything - it has all gone very well and on time !


Kind regards


Jane Macdonald - Project Manager

Carlisle , Cumbria



 Reviewed : KC :  


We have been using Carlisle Business Supplies since we commenced trading in 2008, they have always provided excellent service and equally as important good value for money.

Their online facililty is quick and easy to use and we are delighted with the level of service and support we get as a company ..both on-line and via our customer support manager.

We will continue to use this method of ordering......


Alyson Sullivan - Accounts Assistant

Workington , Cumbria







Reviewed : KC :  


We have been using the Carlisle Business Services on-line ordering facility since starting up an account with them in 2009. It’s so easy to use, quick, hassle free and because of the confirmation email that follows each order and the stored orders on the website, it makes it easy to follow a ‘paperless’ trail if anything needs to be checked off.

It’s really convenient having all of our prices ready to view and products easy to find on-line.

Another great thing for us is that as I order for different departments, the ability to set up cost control codes which means you can always keep a good track on what spending is relevant to the departments.

Really pleased with the whole system – works great for us in Durham !


Allyson McAuliffe - Office Manager




 Reviewed : KWF :  


It's great to see a local company making a big effort to compete on price and service.


Ray Clarke - Company Buyer

Brampton , Cumbria



Reviewed : KWF :  


We have been using Carlisle Business Supplies on-line ordering for a number of years now, and one of the best things we like about it is that it is so quick and easy to use. Every item is easy to find whether you use the item code, description or a key word. We also like the ability to compare products instantly...this is really beneficial to us. We know what price we will pay at the outset, and these factors combined with the personal service is brilliant, and if we get stuck we can always pick up the phone and talk to their web support team.


For an expanding company such as ours, we will see the benefit of being able to have delivery and costs allocated to our regional offices, but still keep our office supplies and furniture budget controlled through our main office at Dalston.


We have a first class partnership with CBS and look forward to dealing with them in the future.


Julie Campbell - Practice Manager

Carlisle Cumbria



Reviewed : LH :  


No more searching through catalogues for items, the CBS web site allows us to simply key in a product code or description and let the site find it for you !

This is a quick and easy to user friendly web site, with confirmation of your orders e-mailed straight back to you for your reference. I would highly recommend it.


Julie S - Buyer

Carlisle Cumbria



Reviewed : KWF : 


Carlisle Business Supplies have always been keen to work with us to ensure complete customer satisfaction.

They are always prepared to go that extra mile to remain competitive, responsive and ultra efficent.

I use their on-line ordering facility every time for my monthly office supplies order and have been delighted at it's ease of use, customer friendly format and personalised order screens.

Major benefits of using this system as a very busy manager are :-


Security - I have my own, secure log-in details

I can order out of working hours - at my leisure

Alternatives are always suggested,if products are unavailable

Viewable Contract pricing

Personalised catalogue

Spend and order tracking reports at the click of a mouse.


Pamela Bowman - Office Manager

Carlisle Cumbria







Reviewed : KF : 


A supplier dedicated to providing CMB with quality products and a first class service whilst remaining competitive


D Haywood - Customer Services Manager




Reviewed : KF : 


Our company has been using CBS for over seven years and during that time we have developed and excellent and efficient working relationship. I have found their pricing to be extremely competitive compared to other suppliers...but more importantly the service is second to none. We have been delighted with the friendly help, service and excellent products you have provided us with over the years, thank you very much for making my job so much easier.


G Smith - Buyer

Carlisle Cumbria



 Reviewed : KF :  


TJ Services have been using CBS for a number of years now.

It has come to a point where we don't even look at competitors catalogues or offers for our supplies. We find that their friendly service, quality products and ultra prompt delivery makes this unnecessary.


Steve Hill - Owner




Reviewed : KF :  


Service from CBS is consistently prompt, cheerful & very competitiive


Alison Johnstone  - Buyer

Langholm , Scotland



Reviewed : KF :  


Thank you for the excellent services you have provided us with over the last 14 months.

We sent out an invitation to tender for all our office supplies to several suppliers including nationals. Taking a closer look at the analysis of the tenders we received, showed that CBS could satisfy our requirements without compromising on quality or service levels. This and your attention to detail to orders and helpful advice when required to stationery, furniture & machines has resulted in us being 100% satisfied.


J Downie - Purchasing Manager

Workington , Cumbria








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