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About Us

In 2013 we are celebrating our 40th year in business; over the years we have built for ourselves a reputation for supplying high-quality products with a high level of service. We continue to strive to provide the very best products and excellent service to all our customers.

Gold Leaf Supplies is a family business, which was established as Services Supply Company in 1973 by Mr Ken Rees who is a senior partner in the business. Although now retired, he still has an active involvement in the Company. Having had many years experience in a variety of different businesses, Ken set up Services Supply Company, supplying gold leaf and associated products to the stone trade. The main emphasis being on offering an exceptionally high level of service and personal contact which he felt was lacking in most industries. Since 1973, our client base has expanded and diversified considerably and we have increased our product range accordingly to meet our clients’ needs. We now cater to a diversified range of National and International clients involved in gilding, signwriting, glass manufacture, bookbinding, furniture restoration, framing, interiors, architectural decoration, monumental carving etc.

As the emphasis of the business changed so did the Company trading name - to Gold Leaf Supplies. From 1st March 2008, we became a Limited Company - Services Supply Company Ltd T/A Gold Leaf Supplies. Although the product range has diversified, and the company has grown, the philosophy introduced in 1973 has remained the same - "We offer quality products at competitive prices and a continuing high level of service." The business remains within the family and Kens’ son, Steve Rees and daughter, Sue Govani joined the company in 1989 and 1991 respectively. Steve has a background in Business whilst Sue’s background is in Art and Design. We all have enormous respect for the art of gilding and its traditional values whilst at the same time recognise, and are inspired by the many diverse and contemporary ways that gold and silver leaf is being used today.

It is important to receive your raw materials on time and we appreciate the tight deadlines that most businesses have to work to, therefore for approved accounts, the majority of our products are despatched the day instructions are received and delivered on a next day delivery basis. Where large projects are involved, supplies can be scheduled on a phased delivery. One of our strengths is that we can, and are often called upon to supply large quantities at short notice. Our prime objective is not only to supply, but also to provide a full service to our clients and our team makes every effort to ensure this objective is achieved. We respond quickly to your requests and any enquiries that you may have.

At Gold Leaf Supplies we pride ourselves on our innovative approach to servicing the gilding and decorative trades. We are always exploring ways of expanding our services and seeking new horizons through interesting and exciting product ranges. As a result of this, competitor companies frequently copy us and we take this as a compliment.