Who are CID?

We are an independent family owned business based in the North of England with further offices in London, Manchester and Durham.

Over the years, CID has distinguished itself as truly different. We are a successful company that does not like to make a fuss of our success. We have a typical Northern philosophy of common sense and hard work.

At CID, we focus on quality products which are fit for purpose and we ensure that our deliveries reach our customer sites on time, even the Same Day in the North of England.

Our Mission

Inspire, Motivate and Reward all Stakeholders.

Our Vision

To be the one-stop “Specialist Supplier” for Utility and Infrastructure Contractors.

Our History

The Beginning...

It all began when the founder and current chairman, John, 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 tools were needed on site, today.

John's idea...

In the Mid 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 become renown for service and reliability.


In the Mid-2000's, John's sons joined the family firm. In 2008, on the brink of the 'GFC', 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. Although the business is centrally located in the North of England, it also has a further facility in The South and can cover the whole of the UK and Ireland on a next day service.

Why work for CID?

At CID we provide a wide range of benefits for our employees, including:

  • Monthly full team meetings & BBQ's.
  • Free lunch every Friday.
  • Get your birthday off as an additional holiday.
  • Annual off-site team building events.
  • Training opportunities - both in house and external courses.
  • Modern office space.
  • A positive team culture.
  • Family owned business - work with people who care about each other and our customers.

If you are interested in working for CID, please send your CV to

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