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Product Range

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Local Base

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Packaging & Catering Suppliers Middlesbrough

Catering Suppliers

At Leaders Paper Merchants, we pride ourselves on being one of the leading suppliers of catering equipment and accessories. Browse our catering range online.

Clothing & Footwear

We stock a range of clothing and footwear that is suitable for use in all types of food industry.

About Leaders Paper Merchants

Welcome to Leaders Paper Merchants, a family run business established in 1900 as wholesaler, agent and distributor.

Our product lines include paper, polythene and general packaging and an extensive stock of catering accessories and disposables.

We also stock a wide range of barware, janitorial, stationery, Christmas and party goods. Browse our range online or get in touch with us today.

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Our History

George Leader first established this family business in 1900, selling anything from old cloth to waste paper. During the Second World War, the business at Lower Gosford Street was run by Albert, one of George’s three sons, and a move to Fleetham Place in Middlesbrough was made.

Albert’s sons, Peter and Albert, carried on the family tradition and saw the business flourish through the sixties, selling paper, polythene and packaging. In 1973 they moved to the existing warehouse in Stockton Street where Leaders still remains.

The business is now in its fourth generation of the family, owned by Mark Leader and is at the forefront of the industry.

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Local Leading Supplier

We source our products from some of the leading manufacturers in the country. At Leaders Paper Merchants we offer competitive prices on products from suppliers such as Rubbermaid, Whites, Samsung, Olympia and Churchill.

We supply kitchens, public bars, cafes, take-away shops, butchers, restaurants, hotels, schools and local authorities with a wide range of equipment and sundries. A wide selection of the products available from our catalogue is shown online and we invite you to browse through our products.

No matter what your requirements might be, we have a great range of products to choose from. Browse our range online or come and visit us to see our fantastic range of products.

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Established Company

At Leaders Paper Merchants, we pride ourselves on being one of the most established companies in the area offering packaging and catering tupplies.

We have a huge range of stock to choose from and have products from some of the biggest names in the industry. With over 100 years experience we have built an excellent reputation and knowledge which enables us to provide guidance on the most cost effective and successful products which helps us to provide a quality consistent professional service.

We are able to react to the changing market requirements and individual customer needs.

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Range Of Products

We stock a huge range of packaging and catering products that are suitable for use in a range of industries. Over the years we've supplied all types of companies and businesses such as schools, restaurants and many more.

Having offered our products to customers throughout Middlesbrough and the surrounding areas for many years, we have developed a well-known reputation for the service we provide. Although we understand the changing pattern of shopping and there is room for online shopping we are still very passionate about supporting our local high street shops.

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Why Choose Us?

As one of the leading suppliers of catering and packing equipment in Middlesbrough, we are able to offer a range of products. We have years of experience in the industry and have honed and our developed our range of ensure we offer the best range of catering and packing equipment and products to our customers. Having listened to our customers feedback, we believe some of the reasons you should choose us are:


  • Well-known for the service we provide

  • Offer a great range of products

  • Long established company

  • Years of experience in the industry

  • Can provide advice and assistance

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