Aston and James Office Supplies


Our family business is proud to have provided office supplies and everything for the workplace throughout Oxfordshire for thirty-three years.

We believe in building relationships to get to know you and understand your business needs. This allows us to develop and implement relevant and suitable workplace solutions, along with an extensive selection of products, helping you to consolidate your supply chain, and reduce your carbon footprint with fewer deliveries whilst saving you time, energy, and hassle.

Our services include office supplies, furniture & space planning, secure shredding, toner recycling, and branded goods & workwear.



Aston & James and Oxfordshire Mind Join Forces for Workplace Well-being...

Aston & James, in collaboration with Oxfordshire Mind, is proud to announce the launching of their Workplace, Well-being and Wellness Roadshow during Mental Health Awareness Week from the 13th to the 19th of May 2024. This innovative initiative aims to promote mental and physical well-being in the workplace, reaching businesses across Oxfordshire.  The Workplace, Well-being […]

Hybrid Working: Seeking The Perfect Balance Between Office and Home

In the era of transformed work dynamics, employees are actively seeking the elusive equilibrium between the traditional office and the comforts of home. As hybrid work gained greater momentum, it brought forth a set of novel challenges. This article delves into the burgeoning trend of flexible office spaces, exploring the intricacies of safeguarding personal belongings, […]

Elevating Your Workspace in 2024: The Future of Office Design

Office Design Trends for 2024 The landscape of office spaces has undergone a transformative shift driven by evolving workplace strategies. In 2024, the focus is on delivering high-quality office environments with pleasing aesthetics in today’s workplaces to align with the changing expectations of businesses. Premium Workspace Demands: As companies explore reducing office footprints, the emphasis remains […]

Aston & James Wins at National Industry Awards

Industry Celebration of 2023 Aston & James are delighted to have won the New Dealer of the Year award at The Office Friendly Awards 2023. The Office Friendly national industry awards Office Friendly was founded in 1994 when independent business supply resellers teamed up to achieve exclusive trading arrangements. They realised that the more you […]

Study Finds Solutions to Enhance Worker Productivity, Health, and Creativity

The study presents clear evidence of the positive effect of workplace initiatives on employee satisfaction across various characteristics. Compared to non-certified spaces, offices with health and wellness initiatives showed greater levels of satisfaction in the following key areas…   In today’s rapidly evolving work landscape, the quest to create workspaces that enhance both productivity and […]

Single-Use Plastic Ban in England

Embracing Sustainability: England’s single-use plastics ban A Step Towards a Greener Future In a historic move towards a greener future, England has implemented a ban on specific single-use plastic items, effective from October the 1st, 2023. This progressive step is a response to the global call for reducing plastic pollution and fostering a more sustainable […]

Top Reasons Aesthetic Office Design is Key in the Modern Workplace

In the contemporary business landscape, aesthetic office design has risen to prominence as a fundamental element shaping the modern workplace. It plays a pivotal role in moulding employee experiences, driving productivity, and ultimately influencing overall business success. Amidst the backdrop of rapid technological advancements, hybrid work structures, and evolving employee expectations, creating an attractive and […]

Remote Work vs In-Office: The Battle Goes On in Today’s Workplace

The modern workplace landscape has been forever altered by the rise of remote work. As technology advances and employee preferences shift, the debate between remote work and in-office work continues to be a hot topic. Both options offer distinct advantages and challenges, raising important questions about productivity, collaboration, work-life balance, and company culture. In this blog, […]

What is a DSE Assessment?

Display Screen Equipment (DSE) assessments are essential for ensuring the health and well-being of employees who use computers and other display screen equipment at work. As an employer, you must protect your workers from the health risks of working with display screen equipment, such as PCs, laptops, tablets and smartphones. In this article we will […]

Local Workplace Supplies Aston & James Named as a Finalist in...

The Oxfordshire Business Awards Since its establishment in 1994, the Awards have recognised the achievements of numerous businesses in Oxfordshire, including recognition for business entrepreneurs, technology excellence, and innovation. The Awards are organised and supported by 15 of the county’s leading organisations to acknowledge, reward, and promote the excellence of businesses and organisations based in […]

Top 10 reasons why you should consider sticking local to support...

Supporting locally-owned businesses can have numerous benefits for both individuals and the community as a whole. Here are ten top reasons why you should consider sticking local and supporting your local businesses: Boost your local economyWhen you purchase from locally-owned businesses, you are contributing to the local economy by keeping money within the community. This […]

Fairtrade: Empowering Communities and Ethical Consumerism

What is Fairtrade? Fairtrade is a global movement that aims to promote better working conditions, fair prices, and sustainable practices for farmers and workers in developing countries. Fairtrade organisations work directly with farmers and workers to ensure that they receive fair wages, safe working conditions, and access to resources and training that can help improve […]

Super-Deduction Tax Breaks on Office Furniture – What Is It and...

As businesses migrate back into their offices, the UK government is working to make this shift more appealing.  New super-deduction tax relief was introduced last year to encourage businesses to invest in productivity-enhancing plant and machinery assets to promote growth and development, helping to make offices more appealing and comfortable places to work.  Plant and […]

Office Design Trends for 2023

      No one could predict what the impact of the last three years would have on workplaces. From a 9 to 5 in the office to remote working and now hybrid working, the pandemic has redefined the use of the office. This evolution of the workplace has caused companies worldwide to rethink and […]

Local Workplace Supplies Business Aston & James named as a Finalist...

The BOSS Federation national industry awards Since 1905 BOSS has been the authoritative body for the UK business supplies industry, supporting the sector and its people. It is a not-for-profit organisation which concentrates its efforts on playing a strategic role in the support, promotion and protection of the industry. BOSS represents all businesses along the […]

10 Office Recycling Ideas

Be a Go-Green Hero with these tips Going green around the workplace, protecting the planet, recycling, developing a (CSR) corporate social responsibility strategy – the message is finally been acted on, and businesses are making conscious decisions to make changes. Some of these take time, including fundamental policy alterations, but there are many small changes […]

What Makes a Successful Hybrid Worker and How to Implement This

Hybrid working solutions The recent pandemic has increased employee demand for flexible working practices, although hybrid working isn’t feasible for all businesses, many management teams who can support the scheme remain sceptical about the arrangements of the hybrid option. However, incorporating this into a workplace can improve work-life balance, boost motivation and productivity, and contribute […]

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.

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.