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From office supplies to interior design, hit-spec tech, vivid print and facilities management - our single-source solution has you covered. Let us take the headache out of the 9-5 by stripping inefficiencies with smarter spending solutions. Now you can benefit from a simple, cost-effective service that puts you back in control. Here’s how we began...




Classroom supplies, curriculum resources, furniture, inventory, secure shredding and library ranges – you name it, we do it. Let us help you meet the strictest of budgets, provide exceptional resources, and stay in control of stock minute-by-minute.

Education is a wonderful thing. But sourcing all those essential supplies can put your head in a spin. With one set of supplies for teachers and another for the students, keeping track while cutting costs requires a thorough management system. Enter: Ian Smith.

We work with more than 500 UK schools, academies, centres and colleges to take care of their every need. Benefit from our extensive Education Catalogue, a simple procurement solution and a single-source supplier. With step by step support from your dedicated account manager, we’ll tailor your purchasing needs, switching products to meet your budget. With decades of experience, rely on us to find a better way.

Expect excellence. Expect Ian Smith.

Key Products & Services

Classroom supplies

Browse our superb Education Catalogue of 20,000+ products and keep your classroom functioning no matter what.

Primary Curriculum Resources

Access our highly-prized resources and help your staff plan superb lessons. All resources come with easy-order products selection!

Personalised Exercise books

Take note of the detail. Customise your books with logo, colour and any other details you choose… they’re your books!

Classroom furniture

For a fast, efficient service, look no further than our colourful range of education classroom tables and chairs.

Extensive library range

Deck out your school library with a range of shelving, book cases and storage walls, designed and built for you.

Secure shredding

Dispose of your confidential documents without the headache. Our take-away-and-destroy service will come at a time of your convenience.

Meeting & training rooms

Come together, get creative and brainstorm in a space designed for dynamic collaboration.

Bespoke student planners

Make a real impression with our bespoke planners which you can brand with your own school details.

Inventory systems

Trusted by more than 4000 schools, our signing-in systems give quick and accurate visitor, staff and student sign in information.

Staffroom furniture and supplies

Ideal for co-working spaces, we have all the equipment you need for a more productive work environment.

Teaching Walls

Compatible with smartboards and digital displays, teaching walls make education more vivid. Our innovative range are built and installed to your requirements.


Mix education and entertainment for a more engaging and memorable learning experience. Speak to us about our interactive boards and projectors.

2000sq ft showroom

Road test furniture and get inspired at our Birmingham based showroom. Why not book your tour today?

What Our Customers Say

King's Hill Primary

King’s Hill Primary

Excellent bespoke quality furniture! The level of service is outstanding. Staff are willing to listen to needs and accommodate accordingly. Very friendly and reliable service throughout. We got tons of compliments not only does the office look great, it's so comfortable. We very much appreciated your personal touch!

Old Park Primary School

J.Ellis – Old Park Primary School

The service we receive from Ian Smith group is always personal and efficient. The products have proven to be value for money.They are particularly good at customer service from start to finish on any size order. Our latest furniture order was unpacked and installed on our behalf which you don't often find. I would always consider requesting a quotation from them for future procurement.

Christ Church Primary School

J.Griffiths – Christ Church Primary School

We have been using Ian Smith now for a number of years. Their customer service team and drivers are fantastic. With free next day delivery we wouldn't use anyone else.

Jill Markham
Office Manager

Jill Markham-Office Manager

IAN SMITH'S have made my job so much easier. They seem to supply everything and more. Our area sales team are so helpful and they seem to be able to arrange almost everything you would ever need in school, from janitorial to bespoke furniture. The delivery is second to none, sometimes the same day if not next day delivery on most items. Prices and quality are excellent, and they have a great variety. Cannot recommend them enough.

Designs from our CAD team

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