UOE sells B2B division to Quills Group

UOE sells B2B division to ‘double down’ on retail and Post Office expansion

On 1st October 2019, the entire UOE B2B account management team will be transferring over to Quills and it will be business as usual from day one.

Looking at the retail landscape you’d be forgiven for thinking the end of the high street was upon us, but this is far from the case for UOE Stores & Post Office franchises.

UOE’s history as a high street retailer dates back to 1983, but its transformation over the past five years into a multi-site gifts, stationery and Post Office retailer has been rapid and recognised with a number of trophies including Best Independent Post Office at the 2018 Retail Awards.

With seven branches throughout London and Hertfordshire serving over 1.5 million customers a year, UOE has identified a further seven franchise opportunities for forthcoming growth over the next two to three years.

MD and postmaster, Elliot Jacobs, said:

“Retail requires supreme focus and extreme execution to achieve success. Until now our businesses has had two distinct and separate channels providing business supplies and furniture via our commercial sales team, as well as our expanding retail operations.

“Divesting our B2B division will enable us to focus our entire team on ensuring that we strive to be the very best example of independent retailing on the High Street.”

Andy Efstathiou, Quills MD, explained: “UOE and Quills share the same customer-focused attitude as well as common platforms in online technology, national distribution network and many of the same suppliers.

“We’re really excited to welcome the UOE business team join us as part of the growing Quills family.”

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