Egan Reid has come a long way since the business was started by Jack Reid and Jim Egan in 1957 as a letterpress printing business; ithas proved that a business must continually evolve if it is to remain successful.
Perhaps the first example of this is when the company got out of the printing business in 1976 – around the time the print unions were very militant - and bought two new businesses; an office supplies company in Stockport called Office Supplies Manufacturing, and an office furniture company, B&H Commercial.
This was the beginning of Egan Reid in its current form – 2021 managing director Martin Reid joined the business as a fresh-faced 18-year-old the year after. The company grew quite quickly to 25 members of staff and, by 1990, needed to relocate to somewhere bigger; they moved into the Purpose-built premises in Stockport where the company is still based.
“This move was a big step. It allowed us to grow, as the previous building was far too small for us,” says Martin.
Hear more on how Egan Reid grew to be one of the UKs leading dealers and hear Martin's views on what the future OP industry will look like.
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