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Blakes Workplace Solutions

Blakes is a Merseyside based Workplace furniture specialist and business supplies company, established in 2015 by Michael Byrne who has over 20 years of knowledge and experience in the this industry having worked for two major international Business supplies companies.

Michael’s sole aim is to delight customers and offer the highest level of customer service possible. This ethos is the foundation on which Blakes is built and resonates throughout every member of staff.

In this new technological age of online faceless companies, Blakes offer an old-fashioned approach in dealing with customers.  All customers are given a dedicated account manager that proactively works with customers to offer support and advice.

All clients are offered a quarterly account review to review the product mix being purchased which will ensure the most competitive pricing structure in today’s market place.

Our friendly and personal service is backed up with a state-of-the-art online ordering system and cutting-edge tracking portal for all deliveries. We offer a friendly consultative approach to a wide range of business requirements.

Blakes is based in Liverpool and offer a next day delivery service with no minimum order value to anywhere in the UK.

Blakes is 100% privately and independently owned, we are a member of the largest Business products buying group in the UK which allows us to procure over 50,000 products at extremely low prices and due to the fact we have relatively low overheads we pass on an extremely competitive pricing structure to all our customers.


The areas in which Blakes specialise are-

Office Furniture

Breakout furniture

Canteen Furniture

Boardroom furniture

Cleaning and Janitorial supplies

Promotional Merchandise

Work Tools

Office Products


Business machines


If your company would like to save money or require any assistance on any of the products sections above please email and we will get straight back to you!


Mersey Maritime is doing so much for the community and its succession planning for business is vitally important. It’s great to see Liverpool coming back as a global player – all power to your elbow!
Simon Reynish, Chairman, CILT North West
As a fledgling business with big aspirations for success, joining Mersey Maritime has been absolutely the right move for us. It’s meant we haven’t had to start from scratch, knocking on doors and trying to get access to the right people. Through Mersey Maritime, we’ve attended business events like Face-2-Face and have already been able to meet everyone who’s anyone in this region. It’s the best investment we have made this year!
John Bean, Managing Director, Geo Data Systems
Mersey Maritime has brought the community together tremendously well.
Colin Kershaw, Brookes Bell
Mersey Maritime is unique, there’s nothing else like it!
Phil James, Weightmans LLP
I come out of Mersey Maritime’s meetings with a bit of a buzz. Lots of people with the same energy and we can see what’s ahead and we want to be ready for it, be a part of it.
Tom Coyle, Managing Director, DT Engineering Limited
Back in 2008, the average age profile of the workforce at Cammell Laird was 47; so we recognised the need to address a potential skills gap up ahead. As a result of close collaboration with Mersey Maritime we‘ve committed to a long-term training programme that has seen our apprentice numbers rise from zero to more than 100. It’s put us in a much stronger position. We’re in better shape to plan for growth, we’re fulfilling a commitment to provide jobs for young people in this region and we’re revitalising the way we run our business.
John Syvret, CEO, Cammell Laird Group
Mersey Maritime provides excellent networking opportunities, allowing people to meet people, and they do exceptionally well on training and skills. My only criticism is that companies want more!
James Douglas, ContainerPort
Royal HaskoningDHV is a global engineering and project design consultancy with 6500 staff working in 150 companies, but we’ve been something of a sleeping giant in Liverpool. We’re proud to be sponsors of Mersey Maritime. It enables us to be fully engaged in the cluster, with a place at the table and positioned as first choice company for new business opportunities within our areas of expertise.
Jamie Gray, Associate Director, Royal HaskoningDHV
As a founding member, Hill Dickinson is proud to support Mersey Maritime. Mersey Maritime creates and facilitates business opportunities for both its members and the wider maritime and business communities through regular networking events, lobbying and industry awards while addressing the skills gap in the maritime sector by integrating local academic resources with businesses to ensure focused training and development. Mersey Maritime has achieved so much since its inception in 2003 and continues to strive with members to ensure Merseyside’s place as the leading maritime hub.
Colin Lavelle, Legal Director, Hill Dickinson LLP


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