UOP members break away in new move



A group of eight former United Office Products (UOP) members have formed a new commercial vehicle after declaring that the buying and general dealer group model has "reached the end of its cycle".
The dealers that have left United to develop the "new business concept" are Asdon, Cawthornes, Hertsmere, File-it, OfficeBase, One-Stop, T&H and YBE. They claim that the new business strategy has never been seen before in the marketplace and will include many "radical shared initiatives" in the coming months.
A deal with Kingfield Heath is the first element of a unified platform that the group, yet to be named, will be working on.