Biddles of Guildford, 1 Ward Street, Guildford, Surrey, GU1 4LH.

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Our History


What do we do?

Biddles & Son

Biddles and sons was founded in 1885 by Charles Biddle, a printer from Alton, the business occupied a small corner shop in Martyr Road, producing printed stationery for local shop keepers. From here Charles and his son Leonard continued to grow the company. In 1894 Charles retired and died in 1905, the business continued to trade under the watchful eye of Leonard and eventually, his three sons. Biddles and Sons soon became Biddles Ltd.  The company also had two shops in the High Street, one at no 12 and one at no 218.

In 1923, however, they built new premises on Martyr Road, 100 yards from where the original business started all those years ago. This combined the stationery store on the ground floor and printing equipment on the first and second floor.

The factory was commandeered by the Air Ministry to manufacture aircraft components during World War II.

After this period the business went from strength to strength and growth continued from the Martyr Road until 1989.

Whats in a name

Over the last 25 years Biddles has seen many names as a result of purchases, mergers and restructuring, but essentially the shop is still much the same as it was all those years ago, offering the products that people want at a fair price.

A brief history consists of Neal Heaven, managing Biddles, which was then purchased by Straker Office supplies in 1988.

Strakers then merged with Oyez to form OyezStraker in 1997.

This led to a restructuring in 2009 which saw OFFICE TEAM adopted as the company name.

In 2014 the decision was taken at Guildford to  bring back the Biddles name. and Biddles of Guildford was formed, still under the umbrella of Office Team but linking ourselves back to the true history of the shop’s humble beginnings.

What can we offer you?

We have been selling stationery and office supplies for many years and this has developed over the years.


We aim to stock and offer great value on your everyday stationery items, including Paper, pads, pens, files, packaging and envelopes.  We also regularly order non stock stationery for customers, normally available 9am the next working day.

Printer Ink

Since inkjet printers first appeared in the market we decided to offer our stocked cartridges discounted. We pride ourselves on having the lowest prices on regular printer ink in town. Also if we don’t stock it we can always order it for the next working day. Also we have a cartridge recycling bin in the shop, don’t just throw your old cartridges away, recycle them with us.


From a basic operator chair to a whole office we aim to help you with all your office furniture, discount prices, budget and premium bands we have something for all. Let us know your requirements and we can help you find what you are looking for.

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