Our Story

The Beginning

It all began when the founder and current chairman, John Soulsby, ran his own construction company based in Bradford back in the 1980’s and 1990’s.

John was frustrated by the amount of time wasted on site when suppliers didn’t have stock and having to wait around for deliveries when supplies were needed on site - today.

In the early 90’s John set about importing a small range of diamond blades and distributing them from a ‘serviced office’ in Kirkstall, Leeds. John distributed his stock to local authorities, construction companies, and latterly tool hire shops, maintaining good stock levels, quality products and reliable delivery services.

Due to the values and commitment established by John the company quickly became renown for service and reliability!


In the Mid-2000's, John's sons joined the family firm. In 2008, on the brink of the Global Financial Crisis, out of sheer necessity, the next generation (with assistance from dad) introduced further product ranges of tools, PPE and Traffic Management - CID was born!

The business has come a long way since then and now supplies Contractors nationwide from the 3 acre distribution facility, just off the A1 and M1, in Leeds.

The business is centrally located and has a strong heritage in the north, however, it also has further facilities across the country in London, Manchester and Middlesbrough, and can service the whole of England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland on a next day service.

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