Company history


A journey
through time

flexible working

EO Group moves to flexible working

In March 2020, along with the rest of the world, the teams across EO Group move to work from home during the Global COVID pandemic. This changes the way everyone works, and flexible working becomes the norm.

Office Power launches a partner Community and a Research Programme

As businesses started going from lockdown to lockdown, Office Power launched a new online Community to support their existing partners. A research programme was kick-started, to help explore how Covid-19 pandemic has affected businesses in our industry, and what we can do to futureproof our businesses.


Office Power is recognised as an Industry Community Hero

Office Power gets awarded BOSS Industry Community Heroes Award 2020 for their online community platform - the Power House. The community was launched to support the Office Power partners and the industry throughout the pandemic.

The awards roll in for EO Group

There's no slowing down for EO Group as Euroffice picks up ECMOD Office and General Business Supplies Brand, while Office Power takes home ECMOD Best Exploitation of Technology and the BOSS eBusiness Award.

Simon is unanimously elected as BOSS Chairman

BOSS Federation is delighted to announce Simon Drakeford as their new chairman. Having spent the past three-and-a-half years heavily involved as one of the non-executive directors of the BOSS board, he will now help to develop and guide the strategy and activities of the organisation over the next important years.

Happy 20th Birthday EO Group

EO Group celebrates its 20th birthday. What started as an office supplies company has become one of the most forward-thinking tech innovators in the office products industry and online market.

Office Power keeps on shining

Office Power keeps being noticed for our innovation and superior technology, collecting ECMOD awards for the best exploitation of technology and overall contribution to the office supplies industry, as well as The Stationers’ Company Excellence Warrant and Innovation Certificate.

From Apple to Cherry

John Browett, a former Global VP of Apple Retail, joins the EO Group board to assist with further expansion.

When two become one

Euroffice acquired a leading independent office supplies dealer Eurostat. By combining Euroffice’s effective operational process, market leading systems and online customer acquisition model with the highly proactive Eurostat customer retention model, the Euroffice and Eurostat merger has quickly enabled a dynamic highly efficient multichannel sales engine that maximises customer growth and profit. The merger is successfully completed in a record time of 6 motnhs.

The winner takes it all

Dynamic Pricing Tools get shortlisted for the National Technology Awards in the Tech Company of the Year nomination. On top of that, Office Power’s CRM tools and overall solution gets noticed and wins two ECMOD Direct Commrece Awards, BOSS Industry Award and gets awarded a prestigious Stationers’ Company Award for Excellence.

Launching our own CRM tools

We launch our own CRM and marketing tools that will allow dealers to build data-driven, predictive, automated contact strategies and marketing campaigns.

Mobile first

All our websites, including our dealer partners’ move to a fully mobile optimised solution. After almost 12 months of testing, development and UX re-design, the project is a success, offering our and our dealer customers a smooth and seamless shopping experience.

Office Power gets all the attention

As Office Power keeps growing at an exponential rate, it scoops BOSS Industry Awards, Spicers Brilliant Partner Award and two ECMOD Direct Commerce Awards.

Euroffice goes digital

We stop using printed catalogues for the first time ever, shocking the industry with our bold move. However, our customers don’t want to browse big outdated catalogues anymore and prefer an easy-to use sleek website, which we happily provide. Our sales keep growing and to everyone’s surprise printed catalogue becomes history.

Simon named a professional of the year

EOPA Awards name Simon Drakeford a Professional of the Year, following the launch of Office Power in the previous year.

First Office Power dealer

EOPA Awards name Simon Drakeford a Professional of the Year, following the launch of Office Power in the previous year.

Office Power is born

As our technology evolves beyond all expectations, Simon and the management team spot a gap in the market. There are numerous office supplies dealers in the UK who have strong local presence but lag in terms of technology and online presence. We decide to partner with them by giving them access to our superior technology and building them their own branded website. This gives dealers the ability to serve their customers more effectively whilst EO Group expands further. Office Power is born.


UK Office Direct acquisition

Euroffice acquired UK Office Direct. This enables Euroffice to tap into a more price-conscious customer segment, increasing EO Group’s market share in the UK.

We move to Dome House

EO Group moves to Dome House. A fantastic building that was formerly a synagogue was transformed to house the EO Group family.

Darwin Private Equity backs EO Group

Darwin, an independent private equity firm, invests in Euroffice to enable further growth and fund some of our new and exciting projects.

Online query system introduced

To provide our customers, suppliers and staff more visibility on communications between all parties we have decided to launch our own Online Query System. It allows for everyone to see all communications in one place, ensuring full visibility and improving order processing.

New system is launched

To begin with, Euroffice was using a 3rd party admin and ordering system, but we quickly realised how limited it was. That’s when we decided to build our own. We have built our own system which allowed us to be more flexible, integrate with any suppliers we wanted and start creating a great shopping experience for our customers.

Simon Drakdford

Simon Drakeford appointed CEO

Simon Drakeford is appointed CEO. Coming from the telecoms industry with a strong entrepreneurial background, Simon was perfectly placed to shake things up a little at Euroffice.

Euroffice is founded

Our founders George, Anthony and Christian had a call centre business that worked with businesses around the UK. Their sales team was continuously asked if they could also supply office stationery along with the other services they provided. This helped them identify the need for an online office supplies company and that’s how it all began.