About us

Established on 22 July in 1977, Century Office is a family-run business, now in its third generation. Supplying office furniture to SMEs and local authority departments nationwide, we offer a complete service from survey and design through to supply and installation. Having developed our product range over the years and continually reacted to the ever-changing markets, we firmly believe that we offer the customer a level of service which is second to none in our field.

Our core company values

"Our core values define our company culture. They advise our behaviour internally and externally and enable us to treat each other with mutual respect and helping us work together as a team at Century Office."

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Sarah Bays - Century Office
Director

Expertise

We provide our extensive expertise and knowledge and inspire our customers because we recognise that they come to us by choice. Our goal is to lead with a focus beyond tomorrow and to consistently learn and grow.

Family

Century Office is a family-run business now in its third generation. Selecting family as a core value was an obvious choice as ‘family’ is what we do every day to show how we care for each other and our customers.

Excellence

We do not compromise on quality. We persistently always thrive to be better in order to provide excellent fit-for-purpose solutions and ergonomically designed products at competitive prices.

Our products 

Working only with manufacturers who have proven track records in quality, reliability and service, we are confident not only in the products we supply but in the level of service and support (both before and after sales), that we are able to offer. As well as offering furniture ranges to suit varying customer needs,  Century Office’s sales team boast an average of 15 years’ experience in the office furniture industry and have a combined knowledge base that we believe it would be difficult to find elsewhere. 

Our workplace solutions

"Whether it’s for the workplace, an educational facility, or home office we believe in only designing and engineering quality products that are functional as well as stylish. We are always looking to rethink and improve upon our products, making ergonomics the focus of all our designs, changing workplaces for the better."

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Steve Bays, Century Office
Managing Director

Our achievements  

Century Office have proudly been the winners of the Family Business of the Year Award in 2018 as well as being shortlisted the following year for the same award. Winners were determined by a panel of experienced judges who looked at a range of criterion including history, family values, governance, development and innovation. Previous awardees include companies such as Thatcher’s Cider Company and F. Hinds Limited.

Running a family business  

"There are numerous challenges involved with running any business, but there are undoubtedly additional issues which arise when the company is led and run by various members of the same family, Century are no exception. It's amazing to have our efforts recognised, not once but twice."

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Conor Bays, Century Office
Commercial Director

Directors of Century Office

Steve Bays, Managing Director
Head of product design and sales

 

Sarah Bays, Director
Head of finance and HR

 

Conor Bays, Commercial Director
Head of business development



 

Accreditations