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A welcome from our Managing Director, Phil Jones, MBE

This past year our focus has very much been on creating a culture whereby the business and its people can thrive. We’re encouraging continuous development and have transformed our portfolio of high quality technology services and products, all supported by a team of people committed to successfully delivering a sustainable strategy for the future.

Read more from Phil   Download our CSR report   Read about our values from our President at our Japanese Headquarters 

Latest corporate news from Brother UK

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Mock interviews 

We’ve been at Ashton Sixth Form College conducting mock interviews to prepare the students for the world of work. As one of the largest businesses in Tameside, we continue to support the long-term employability of local young people. 


The Christie Charity 

Our team raised an impressive £1,052 for The Christie Charity in June. Everyone pulled together for a fantastic few days of activity – from a pub quiz to a Colour Obstacle Rush – to raise vital funds for cancer care and research. The activity is part of our Golden Ring Project, established in 2011 to encourage charity events across Brother, on a global scale, to support cancer patients. 


Conservation day

In June, our team volunteered at a Tameside conservation day. The days are designed to benefit local greenspaces for the community and for wildlife – with tasks ranging from cutting back vegetation to pond clearing. Days like these are aligned with our biodiversity conservation activity as part of our 2030 environmental vision. 


Work experience 

We’re delighted to have kicked off our Work Experience Education Support Programme, after a three-year, pandemic-enforced absence. We’re very proud to offer students from the local community the opportunity to experience the world of work for the first time – giving them the opportunity to expand on their communication and networking skills, gain practical knowledge and hands-on experience, test out different roles to establish what suits them, and improve their CV. 

It was our pleasure to welcome Jack and Jamie from Audenshaw School to our finance and catering teams in early June, and Izzy – an undergraduate student – to our marketing team, later in the month. 



We’re proud to announce that we’ve become one of the 12 founding members of the Boss Business Supplies Charity

Any employee of Brother UK, past or present, with at least two years of employment in the business supplies industry, can now apply to the charity for financial help if they’re ever in need.

The charity can grant up to £4k to any individual for an item or grant a quarterly assistance payment of up to £1,050 – or both if required.

Grants can be for almost anything, including: help for assisted living, short-term financial hardship grants and to purchase a piece of equipment in the case of mobility issues.

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Three of our rising stars attended the Boss Leaders of the Future Conference last week

The Conference is designed to empower ambitious individuals in the business supplies industry to become more self-aware and take ownership of their career path and personal growth.

Our digital marketing assistance, digital marketing executive and social media executive heard from a keynote speaker and took part in interactive round table sessions with industry leaders – where they learned about different tools and techniques to stay at the top of their game throughout their professional journey.


Creating a sustainable future

Ensuring we create a sustainable future for all, we continue to work towards the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. These address the global challenges we all face. We’re proud to be meeting each of these goals, ahead of the global target of 2030.

Find out how our UK office are meeting these goals   Find out how our European colleagues are meeting these goals

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Corporate Responsibility

Our business is driven by our culture and corporate goals. These are set by Brother Industries Ltd. our Japanese headquarters and we adapt them to suit our local business values as a sales office, our response to global initiatives is different to those of a manufacturing plant or a research facility.

Find out what corporate responsibility means to us

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Our People

Our people drive everything we do, so we provide them with the support to live happy, healthy and fruitful lives. To do this, we have a well-developed Health and Well-being Programme, recognised by Investors in People, and an award-winning Learning and Development Strategy.

See what life is like for our people at Brother



As one of the largest businesses in Tameside, we feel we have a responsibility to assist our local community where we can. We also recognise that our community engagement can bring other benefits to our business. Our learning and development activities support community involvement, with those undertaking these initiatives benefiting from increased confidence, a sense of well-being and a greater understanding of diversity in all its forms.

We aim to use our strategic values to help strengthen our local economy, boost colleague morale and raise our brand profile with our customers.

Find out more about Brother in the community

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Our Customers

Customers are the life blood of any business. Serving our customers well is vitally important to maintaining and growing our sales each year. This is achieved by delivering the best products and services we can.

Our customers fall into two groups, the end user who ultimately buys and uses our products and the channel customer who provides the means of getting our products to them. No matter what kind of customer we deal with though, we pride ourselves in providing the highest standard of service and support in the business.

Find out what our customers mean to us

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Business Partners

It is important for us as a business to invest in developing long and fruitful relationships with our Business partners. We not only like to work with the best, but we like to find some form of synergy and where possible, source partnerships locally. Our partners help us to deliver our social values, particularly around education and environmental sustainability.

See the great work we're able to do with our partners

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We have always had a strong commitment to the environment, which is why we recently transitioned to the latest version of 14001:2015 quality standard. We have accomplishing major milestones, such as Zero waste to landfill and being awarded the Queen's Award for Enterprise: Sustainable Development in both 2011 and again in 2018. Whilst we continue to meet these requirements and strive for best practice in our sustainable practices, we now focus our efforts on raising awareness and helping our customers to become more sustainable, often with the aid of our sister companies, Brother Industries UK and Brother Slovakia.

Find out more about our environmental initiatives


Industry Awards

Brother UK regularly receives industry awards and certifications. These accolades help us to attract, retain and develop the very best talent in the sector.

Recently, we were honoured to be presented with The Queen's Award for Enterprise: Sustainable Development, as well as being accredited by the Association of Professional Sales (APS) after passing an ethical sales assessment.

See more of our industry awards and achievements

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Company Policies

We have a long-standing commitment to operating in a responsible way. This commitment is enshrined in our Global Charter which sets out moral and behavioural codes, and helps us to manage our relationship with associates, customers, business partners, shareholders and our community.

View our Company Policies

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