How to contact us.
Call our headoffice sales line - 0330 44 55 666
Contact your local store
London - 020 7636 1887
Bristol - 0117 964 3883
Glasgow - 0141 429 0537
Birmingham - 0121 333 1390
Email our friendly customer services team [email protected]
Industry Developing. Industry Leader.
No-one can ignore the fact that our roots are deeply embedded in the fashion trade and we still offer thousands of products expressly for use by fashion students and designers, garment manufacturers, clothing wholesalers and fashion retailers. However, over the last 10 years, we've developed our ranges to appeal to every retailer and we now carry extensive collections aimed at jewellers, shoe shops, gift shops, furniture showrooms, florists and more.
Not in Business?
Many of our customers are home workers, hobbyists or students and we are more than happy to supply products to anyone via our website or telesales team.
Our stores prefer to register all customers but, if that really isn't of interest to you, just say so when you make your purchase.
So long as you remember that our prices are shown without VAT and that we have minimum mail order values, we are here to help. And, if you do chose to register, we'll be able tell you about our new products and monthly offers as soon as they start. We will NEVER supply your information to any other company and you can opt out of mailings at any time.
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Who put the "Mor" into Morplan?
Turn the clock back to 1845, in the Camberwell area of South East London, and you would find Mr Morrish, the company's founder, busy in his print workshop in Union Row Cottages.
The earliest official records traced are the local rate books of January 1846 when the sum of £1 13s 4d was paid.
The business must soon have expanded as by 1870 it was also operating in the City, at Paternoster Square, London, EC4.
It was the closure of the printers, Chalfonts, that lead to the formation in 1894 of Morrish & Chalfont, 'Wholesale and Retail Stationers, Steam Printers, Paper Bag and Account Book Manufacturers'.
This new company was based at 56 Great Titchfield Street, London, W.1 and its descendant, Morplan, still occupies the same site today!
Over the next 100 years, Great Titchfield Street was to change almost beyond recognition as London's wholesale fashion district grew up around it. Although stationery and printing remained, fashion industry items eventually became Morplan's primary business interest.
By the 1960s Morplan was operating from four sites within London and had started to experiment with the latest new-fangled idea from the States - mail order!
After trading through a series of brochures and loose-leaf catalogues, the first complete colour catalogue was created in 1987.
Online shopping went live back in 1998 and has since grown to rival sales made through conventional channels such as telesales and the stores.
Morplan joined the Retif Group – a French company that supplies the same products we do to retailers across Western Europe and Scandinavia. With their support we’d go to open new stores and expanded our range to include the amazing seasonal décor prevalent in shops on the continent.
Our Bristol Superstore opened. A true showroom location, the Bristol site offers plenty of space to display retail furniture and to stock an extensive range of smaller products. For the first time we have an alternative to the original shop in Great Titchfield Street.
Morplan acquired Glasgow-based Myers, an independent company offering retail supplies to shops across Scotland and the North of England. Famous for its Christmas décor offering it was, and still is, the perfect addition to the Morplan brand
Morplan was awarded the Royal Warrant proving once and for all that the products and services we supply are second to none. The Warrant was renewed in 2016 for a further five years which is a rare privilege and a reflection of the unrivalled position we hold within the industry.
Industry specific monthly catalogues tailored to the unique needs of different types of store become a permanent addition to the catalogue portfolio.
Huge changes as we became part of the international RAJA Group, Europe's No 1 packaging supplier. Run by the indomitable Danielle Marcovici, an exciting plan for Morplan’s growth and expansion is born. Like ours, their service is built on decades of experience, and their ranges have been specially developed to meet the needs of businesses in every sector. They offer the largest range of quality packaging, warehouse and office supplies in Europe, with friendly, local service and next day delivery. 2015 also see the retirement of our long-standing MD Bill Edwards and a warm welcome to our new MD Mark Chatterton.
morplan.de goes live, offering our most popular products to retailers based in Germany. Following the success of the revamp in Bristol introducing ‘instore stores’, that allow customers to see our fittings in situ, the concept is rolled out to Glasgow and London and is a key feature in our newest store, Birmingham, that opened 14th November.
Morplan is proud to take ownership of Panache, a company that specialises in luxury mannequins for high-end retailers, expanding our already extensive range of mannequins. We begin to increase our attendance at trade fairs and exhibitions and have an impressively large stand at Spring Fair.
Morplan's long established London store has a brand new look including a stylish new shop front and expanded display spaces on the first and second floors. Glasgow and Bristol receive revamps soon after.
Over 1000 new products are added to our expanded range of Warehouse and Distribution products in response to customer demand for more equipment and products to allow them to expand their businesses into the mail order sector. Towards the end of the year our brand new website is launched offering an improved customer shopping experience.