About us

Get to know us a little better

Here at Penketh Group we’re a passionate, experienced team of workplace strategics, many with over 25 years’ experience. Why not get to know us a little better, meet our team, read about our history, and see for yourself why leading organisations have partnered with us, to create their perfect working environment and achieve business goals.


We care about our future

The long-term sustainability of our planet, our people, and our communities is a huge consideration and focus for everyone here at Penketh Group, and our mission is to help ensure a more sustainable future for us all.


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  • 1976

    It was 1976 when Walter Penketh founded the company. Having worked in the industry previously, his knowledge and experience, coupled with an ambition to deliver the best service in the market enabled the business to grow. From a small shop located at No. 2 Hamilton Square in Birkenhead, three key areas for development were established: Office Furniture, Stationery and Print.

  • 1977

    In 1977, after a year of using the family’s white Fiat 850 for deliveries, the Penketh Group purchased the first delivery van. A light blue Bedford HA Panel van was a welcome addition at Penketh Group’s HQ and meant that we could deliver a little further afield and of course that there was a lot more room for the stock. In the following years Renault Traffic vans were also purchased and added to the fleet.

  • 1984

    After 8 years of steady trading, our Furniture department was created and managed by Andy Penketh who still recalls that the first item he sold was a Rabami Typist Chair. Andy was the only worker in the furniture department until 1988 when he was joined by Paul Mann, who is still with the Penketh Group today as a director.

  • 1989

    Today you can find the Penketh Group located in our Bromborough head office, with a national network of delivery vehicles and strong strategic partnerships both nationally and worldwide. The business now has 3 generations of the Penketh family working in customer facing & managerial roles and we are continuing to grow despite the tough economic conditions. This is a testament to the hard work which goes on behind the scenes and continual commitment to delivering the best possible service, always.

  • 1991

    Penketh Group's Employee Charity Society (PECS) was created. Our first charitable deed was for Guide Dogs for the Blind. Dot Daniels, Ann Parry and Diane Shepherd would round up the staff to take part on the charity events which included walking The Wirral Way, Bowling and a staff tuck box. Our charity work is still going strong today, and we continue to support many local causes.

  • 1993

    After 20 years working to build the Penketh Group's family business, Walter and Dorothy retired. The retirement was marked with a huge celebration of the company’s success, and the reins were handed over to the next generation Mark, Simon, and Andy.

  • 2016

    After 40 years of successful trading, 2015 saw the transition of Steelcase’s ‘Worklife’ showroom in Booth Street, Manchester, to the Penketh Group. Our presence in Manchester, along with our partnership with Steelcase; allowed for us to further enhance the value we bring to customers across the Northwest – combining the insights, innovation and product development from Steelcase, with the experience, local presence and complete end-to-end service offered by the Penketh Group.

  • 2016/17

    This was a very exciting time for Penketh Group and saw us move from our Booth Street showroom in Manchester to a brand-new state of the art City Centre location. The new space truly reflects the values of our business and will be a welcoming environment for new and existing customers. This was the year that also saw a change to our board of directors, with Chris Penketh moving into a board position, and Andy and Simon retiring.

  • 2023

    Our company continues to grow from strength to strength, but our family values, passion and commitment remain as strong as that did back in 1976. As a trusted parted to many leading brands, and with our strong, dedicated team of workplace strategists, project consultants, designers, creative thinkers, and problem solvers, we know that our story will continue strong.

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We build strong relationships - the proof is in our stats

Our commitment and dedication spans beyond a single project or solution, our services and continued support become an extension of your own resource, and this is demonstrated through our high client retainment and the new clients that join our family.

  • 4.5K Sqft Manchester city centre showroom

  • 50+ Experienced employees

  • 20K Sqft HQ & Logistics centre

  • 1976 Founded

Our clients

We’re proud to be the partner of choice

We pride ourselves in providing an honest, trusted, and valuable service to our customers, and its for this reason that for over 45 years we have been partnering with some of the UK’s leading organisations.

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