Commercial Services Group (CSG) is one of the largest, local authority owned, trading organisations of its kind in the UK. Since its inception over 70 years ago as the supplies division of Kent County Council, it has grown organically to become one of the leading suppliers of products and services to the education and public sector, serving over 10,000 customers in 80+ countries.
Commercial Services Group commenced trading in 2009 and formally adopted the current structure in 2012/13, limited by shares.
Approximately 600 staff deliver services from six divisions, with revenues of c£400m and profits of c£5m per annum (including the CORE Trading Divisions).
We deliver a wide spectrum of services, including a product range of over 20,000 lines, access to an OJEU compliant supply chain of over 400 organisations and a worldwide educational supplies business. We are confident that a conversation with Commercial Services Group will help your organisation to drive best value.
If your need is the review of a more complex nature, our team of commercial and procurement experts are on hand to consult and advise on successful operating models and the commercial viability of new ventures.
Our comprehensive portfolio of support services and partnership models, including Joint Ventures, allow our customers and partners to discover new in-sourcing and commercial trading models, through a management of risk, a sharing of investment and a proven track record of delivering sustainable solutions.
Our Social Values
Being publicly owned means social value is at the core of everything we do and underpins our work ethos at every point. Through the work we undertake we are proud to support the communities we serve, look after our environment and provide a brighter futures to those who need it most.