The man behind UOE and the one most likely to be in front of a journalist’s microphone is Elliot Jacobs. He found his entrepreneurial passion early in life when he got a Saturday job at a local stationery shop called Universal Office Equipment (later to be known as UOE). Later in his career, he re-joined UOE and has guided it to become one of the UK’s leading independent business supplies and services companies serving over 1.5 million customers. He sold the B2B division of UOE to Quills in 2019 in order to concentrate on the retail side of the business.
Under his leadership, UOE has gone from strength to strength. Then, in 2014, he negotiated a multiple franchise agreement with the Post Office and combined it with UOE’s retail operation to create a unique and highly successful business model – there are now 8 Post Office/Stores and a coworking business Hub.
In June 2021, Elliot was elected (by fellow postmasters across the UK) as the first Non-Executive Director at Post Office in its 360-year history.
Find out more about Elliot at www.elliotjacobs.co.uk