About Us

Exercise Books Direct are part of Hamelin Brands Ltd based in the UK. We are also known for our notebook and filing brands: Black n’ Red, Oxford, Elba, Challenge and Basildon Bond. We are proud to be part of the Hamelin Group who are Europe’s largest manufacturer of exercise books and we have supplied over 200 million exercise books to UK schools over the last 30 years.

We take our commitments to our customers and other stakeholders very seriously. The Hamelin Group was the first group in our sector to be accredited with ISO 9001:2015 (Quality), ISO 14001:2015 (Environment) and OHAS 18001:2007 (Health and Safety). Additionally, we are the only notebook manufacturer to achieve the EU Ecolabel for paper converted products and all our exercise books carry the EU flower logo, as proof of our registration and compliance using sustainably managed resources.

Based in the Suffolk countryside opposite a school, we pride ourselves in understanding schools’ needs, competitive pricing and great customer service. Buying direct from us will save you money and we can print your school logo on the front of the books for FREE.

Look at the range of exercise books we have here.

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