About Stonecott

OUR HISTORY

Stonecott Fine Writing Supplies Ltd was founded in Bristol, UK, in 2019 by Derek Bambrough, with a mission to sell fountain pens and quality writing accessories online in the UK and potentially worldwide. Derek’s initial thoughts were to offer the UK fountain pen enthusiast something that was not yet available on the UK market, hence BENU pens being our main launch products.

OUR LEGAL DETAILS

Company Registered Number: 11788881

Company Registered Address: Stonecott Fine Writing Supplies Ltd, Redwood House, Almondsbury Business Park, Bristol, BS32 4QW

The company is registered as a limited company in England.

OUR MANAGING DIRECTOR

Derek comes from a background of public service, working in the Ministry of Defence for over 22 years before leaving in November 2018. During the last 11 years of his time with the MOD Derek was a Commercial Officer negotiating and amending contracts for the purchase of goods and services for the Armed Forces. It was while he was serving as a Commercial Officer that Derek gained his MCIPS qualification and became a Member of the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS), a membership he continues to hold today. In fact Derek has recently become a Chartered member of CIPS. To find out more about CIPS click on the link below:

CIPS

During his last three years with the MOD Derek developed an interest in fountain pens, which quickly became a passion. So naturally, upon leaving the MOD, the first thing Derek thought about was setting up an online shop for fountain pens and ink.

Derek made the decision to start small, with just a handful of suppliers, who were chosen strategically to try and carve a niche within the market as quickly as possible.

OUR STANDARDS

We at Stonecott Fine writing Supplies are committed to being as ethical as possible, as well as being as eco- and environmentally-friendly as we can be. We are currently researching a more environmentally-friendly alternative to bubble wrap, which is the only part of our packaging that is currently not recycled or recyclable.

We are delighted and honoured to have recently been awarded the CIPS Corporate Ethics Mark. This signifies that we have signed a Statement of Commitment to ethical sourcing and supplier management and are taking proactive steps to safeguard against unethical conduct.

We are also drafting a new page for the website detailing our sustainability efforts and plans, so watch this space! Further updates will be published on our social media channels before the final live publishing date of the page.

OUR STOCK

We are currently the only seller of BENU fountain pens in the UK, with a close working relationship with the manufacturer. We are also one of only a handful of UK sellers to stock pen cases from Nock and ink from Krishna.

Rounding out the inventory at launch are stunning notebooks from Dingbats and the full glorious range of Diamine Shimmertastic inks.

A new addition to the inventory was made in January 2020 when we became the first UK stockist of Narwhal fountain pens.

If you’d like to find out more about any products or the items we stock then please get in touch, or simply browse the shop! Alternatively you could also visit the websites of our suppliers using the following links:

BENU

Diamine

Dingbats

Krishna

Narwhal

Nock