A young, dynamic and enthusiastic new office supplies business has been launched in Gwent aimed at serving the local market.

Severn Office Solutions, based in Newport, has been created after the founders spotted a gap in the market.

Andy Collison, who has been in the industry for two decades, is striking out on his own promising to deliver a completely new kind of office supplies service.

Andy, whose business partner, Robin Hall is also managing director of Newport-based Kymin Financial Services, said: “We are a young, dynamic, enthusiastic, hardworking, trustworthy, honest, new business which from the start promises to put the customer first and then deliver on that promise.

“I have been in the industry for 20 years and an opportunity arose to own and venture out on my own.

"After a thorough study of Newport, plus communications with a wide range of people in business, it became clear that there was no local operator supplying a one-stop-shop in the city of Newport.

“We believe Severn Office Solutions will be able to serve the local community well and as we are a small business we can concentrate in and take pride in looking after the client ourselves rather than just having them as a number or meal ticket.

“We are offering the complete package from online ordering to a familiar friendly voice at the end of a phone or email. We’ll supply everything from the pen you write with through to your paper, office furniture and consumables to the machine to make your early morning coffee at the start of the day.”

Andy started with EOS, Economy Office Supplies in Pontypool as a white van man, involved with furniture installations. He has City and Guilds in printing which has helped over the years. He ended up in sales before starting out his latest venture.

Andy said: “I would like to think we are in a position to hire within a year, possibly part time to start with, someone local with a knowledge of the surrounding areas would be ideal.

“The plan is also for us to have a city centre retail shop within which there is an area where people can sit, perhaps have a coffee and also to purchase books, pens stationery and the like.”