Welcome to School Furniture Direct, your go-to source for high-quality furniture and equipment for schools, colleges, and universities across the UK. Here's a little bit about us.

School Furniture Direct was founded in 2008 with a mission to provide schools with a wide range of high-quality furniture and equipment at competitive prices. We understand the importance of creating a safe and comfortable learning environment for students, and we're committed to helping schools achieve that goal with our products.
We offer a comprehensive selection of furniture and equipment, including chairs, desks, tables, storage units, and much more, all designed with the needs of students and educators in mind. Our products are sourced from trusted brands and suppliers, so you can be confident that you're getting the best quality products at the best prices.
At School Furniture Direct, we believe in providing exceptional customer service. Our knowledgeable and friendly team is always available to answer any questions or concerns you may have, and we're committed to ensuring that you're completely satisfied with your purchase.
We're dedicated to helping schools create safe and inspiring learning environments, which is why we offer a range of bespoke design services. Our experts can provide tailored design solutions to help you make the most of your space and create a functional and inspiring environment for your students.
At School Furniture Direct, we're also committed to sustainability. We understand the importance of reducing our environmental impact, so we offer a range of eco-friendly products and packaging options, and we're constantly looking for new ways to reduce our carbon footprint.
We're a family-owned and operated business, and we believe in treating our customers like family too. We're dedicated to building long-lasting relationships with our customers, and we believe that by providing exceptional service and quality products, we can help schools create the best possible learning environment for their students.
Thank you for choosing School Furniture Direct as your trusted school furniture and equipment supplier. We look forward to serving you!

How we started

December 2003

Office Needs Direct was established as a main supplier of office supplies and furniture to commercial businesses

April 2013

The Supplying Direct Group was created as our main umbrella brand for future upcoming websites

June 2013

Display Boards Direct was launched, specialising in bespoke and standard display boards

November 2013

After a successful launch of Display Boards Direct we launched Recycling Bins Direct, supplying waste stream management to the public and commercial environments

April 2014

With a growing importance of educational sales, we launched School Furniture Direct with the aim to provide the education sector with our high level of customer service and a diverse range of equipment for schools

July 2017

After growing our team in the design and marketing area, we started to rebrand our sites and logo's for an easier shopping experience for our customers

Sales & Customer Service Team

Gary Newman

Sales & Office Manager

Karen Gould

Sales & Customer Care 

Jayden Ramm

Business Administration Apprentice

Marketing & Content Design

Tim Bate

CEO & Managing Director

Lydia Bustin

Marketing & Content Design 


Sharron Lloyd

Customer Accounts & Invoicing

The Supplying Direct brand and other listed websites as above, are owned by Office Needs Direct (UK) Ltd and can be collectively viewed at supplyingdirect.co.uk

Company Registration Number 6448367. VAT Registration Number 824 3511 52.

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  • School Furniture Direct
  • 6 Old Hall Barns

  • Thurston Road

  • Pakenham, Suffolk

  • IP31 2NG

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