Aston and James Office Supplies

About

Our mission is to support workplaces to work. We provide everything a workplace needs to function effortlessly. To make our customers life easier so they can focus on doing what they do best. By combining workplace products and services into one solution be a partner to our customers, understand their requirements, support their changing needs, and go beyond expectation.

We operate from our base in Witney and work with our customers on consolidation of supplies. Providing a local eco-efficient delivery, to support their every need – Office Stationery, Ink & Toner, Facilities Supplies that includes catering and janitorial replenishment. Furniture and ergonomics, Workwear and PPE. We recycle used cartridges and non-confidential wastepaper.

Details

Team Members

Darren Aston

Managing Director

Kate Banks

Sales Manager

Craig Aston

Office Furniture Specialist

Nikita Aston

Workwear and Bespoke Goods Manager

Content

The New Plastic Packaging Tax Explained

  When does this take effect? Effective from the 1st of April 2022 HMRC introduced a new tax on plastic packaging (NPPT) that contains less than 30% recycled content. From April 1st, the tax will be added to all plastic packaging that doesn’t include a minimum of 30% recycled content and will be presented as an uplift in […]

What Is the Difference Between FSC and PEFC?

What does it mean if a product is PEFC or FSC certified? These two key certification schemes are most widely used when explaining sustainable office paper: The programmes ensure that forest management and responsible harvesting take place and the paper that comes from the managed forests is fully traceable to its original place. Programme for […]

Love Your Workspace With 14% Off

The importance of wellbeing is key now with more people working from home. Almost all of us have had to change the way we work, whether our future is office or home-based, or even both. It’s been a key priority for Aston & James to align themselves with the changing workplace wherever you choose to […]

Fit for Work, Fit for Purpose, Fit for Life

The importance of wellbeing has increased with people working from home. Almost all of us had to change the way we work and contemplate what the future looks like. It’s been a key priority for Aston & James to align themselves with the changing workplace wherever you choose to work.

What are the biggest threats to your business?

As the world limps on and businesses in the UK contend with the challenges of another period of lockdown, B4 members representing the Business Services, IT & Communications Hub marked Data Protection Day on Thursday 28th January 2021 by discussing what the major threats were to their businesses. With thanks to Darren Aston (Aston & James), Neill Lawson-Smith (CIS Ltd), Paul Ballinger (STL Communications), Salim Benadel (Storm Internet) and Kellie Peters (Databasix).

B4 Sustainable Business Day

It’s B4 Sustainability Day at B4. So we’re highlighting some recent and not so recent articles and press releases posted by B4 members over the past year or so.

Workplace Wellbeing Day

It’s Workplace Wellbeing Day at B4. So we’re highlighting some recent and not so recent articles and press releases posted by B4 members over the past year or so.

We should all strive to be more socially and environmentally conscious...

You may have heard quite a bit about Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). It’s all about creating a sustainable, environmentally conscious business; one which takes appropriate steps to reduce your carbon footprint, as well as tackling waste, encouraging employee development and caring about the community you live and work in.

Talent Spotter: How to attract and retain Millennials in your workplace

We’ve all said it ‘‘doesn’t that policeman/solicitor/doctor look young’’. A sure sign that we’re all getting older. And the fact is, that we are getting older, and for every year that passes in our working lives, another wave of young, fresh, technologically advanced employees enters the workforce, bringing with them fresh ideas, new ways of working, and high levels of expectations.

A Company that Cares

Improving your Company’s CSR Start Small. Even if your business is small, you can still make changes to improve your CSR. Not every change needs to be drastic. Sometimes the simplest changes can have the biggest impact. Simple steps such as choosing to source from companies that have a CSR policy, buying recycled paper and sustainable products, sponsoring local events or putting volunteers forwards to support local causes can help improve the external perception of your business and your company’s CSR.

Help us to help Oxford’s most in need!

As the recent news headlines have suggested, we’re in for a prolonged spell of very cold weather this winter. With temperatures in Oxfordshire having already dropped to – 4.9°, scientists have predicted that the ‘La Nina’ phenomenon will herald an unusually cold start to this winter; the coldest for 7 years.

Confident Shredding

Don’t lure identity theft towards your business… Your company stores information which could be a huge risk to your business in the wrong hands. According to the BBC Money Programme, the cost of identity theft in the UK is approximately £1.7bn and increasing at the phenomenal rate of 500% a year.