This year, Telford, celebrates its 50th birthday. Telford was named after civil engineer Thomas Telford, who was heavily involved in a number of rail and road projects throughout Shropshire. Telford is the home of some of Shropshire’s major landmarks such as The Ironbridge, UNESCO World Heritage Site and The Wrekin. With the towns birthday on the horizon, what an ideal opportunity for local businesses and communities to work together and celebrate!
In 1998 office international centralised its operations to Shropshire and 12 years later, changed names to become Lyreco UK & Ireland. In 2001, we moved our head office location to Deer Park Court in Donnington Wood, distributing out of our head office in Telford for almost three decades.
People see our vans out on deliveries, but we’re always surprised that locals don’t realise that Lyreco UK is actually a Telford-based business. We want to raise awareness of our presence in the local business community and also celebrate our staff, who don’t just work in Telford, they live here too! We have over 556 staff working in our head office based in Donnington Wood and 502 of them live within a TF postcode.
Inside Sales Account Manager for international accounts
“I have worked at Lyreco now for nearly 17 years. I have enjoyed working on many different teams within Customer Services. I enjoy working for Lyreco as you get rewarded for the work you do especially if you go above and beyond what is expected of you. I have received many CSA of the month awards, value awards, best of the best award & in 2014 received a VLP award and got to enjoy a once in a lifetime trip to Sri Lanka.
I love the feeling of job satisfaction and I definitely get that working here. I have always lived in Telford and there are many places family places I like to visit such as the Wrekin, the Granville, The Town Park & Blists Hill. I have many happy memories growing up in Telford and my family love hearing all my stories.”
As part of the campaign you might see our specially-branded Arriva bus driving throughout the local area with images of actual Lyreco Employee’s on! We’re so proud of our teams and we really do love our home – Telford! Keep your eyes out for our bus out and about on the local bus routes.
We’re not just trying to raise awareness of Lyreco being based in Telford though. We also realise that not everyone will know what we do. A lot of people see us as just a stationery company but we do more than you think! We have over 11,000 products available across four categories including industrial & PPE, hygiene and catering, general office products and technology. Find out more about the range here
Learn more about Project Telford at lyrecotelford.co.uk