Third generation joins the family firm


The well-known independent high street stationery shop, Colemans, is excited to announce that a third generation of the family, Tallie, has joined the business.

Tallie Paterson-Gordon, daughter of the managing director Joanna, has been working during the lock-down to build a totally new company website.

Joanna’s father, John, started the business in Higham Ferrers in 1969, selling stationery, office supplies, art & craft materials.

He handed over the reins to his daughter upon his retirement.

However even now at 87 he keeps a watchful eye on the business and works in the picture framing department at the Oundle shop.

Colemans has 13 high street stores across Northamptonshire, Bedfordshire, Lincolnshire and Leicestershire.

Tallie Paterson-Gordon.

The new website has made it even easier to order from Colemans and they offer a free delivery service if you are within 30 miles of one of their shops.

If you sign up to their newsletter you will receive 10% discount off your first order.

Explore their new website today at