Our History
Trade Systems was first established in Surbiton, Surrey by founding Director Ernest Goodall. An electrician by trade and a love for gadgets saw Ernie open Electronics store, E.J. Goodall & Co. Ltd, selling early televisions and radios. After establishing the Electronics store in 1955, Ernie spotted a gap in the market and expanded into the television stand manufacturing business. Ernie and his wife Mary Goodall then set up another business in the form of a local convenience store.


Ernest Goodall First Shop
During this period Ernie realised how difficult it was to source supplies for his businesses and the brainchild for Trade Systems was born. Ernie opened the first Trade Systems store in Surbiton in 1969. Ernie's son Brian joined the company full time from leaving school. At the tender age of 18, Brian set-up his own Trade Systems store in Kingston in 1972. This store soon out grew its Surbiton original location and the decision was taken to relocate the company in its entirety to the Kingston premises.

Jim Mary and Brian with Spur Shelving Rep
The family continued to grow the company selling quality storage equipment and shop fitting products through the Kingston showrooms.

Brian's brother in-law Mike Payne joined the company in 1982 and soon grew through the ranks to become the company's General Manager.


Michael Payne with Brian Goodall
In 1999 www.tradesystems.co.uk was launched initially as an information site, this became an e-comerce site in 2007. We aim to offer quality products at competitive prices with an emphasis on customer service. We offer a next working day delivery as well as a same day delivery service for London and the South East.

Today Trade Systems prides itself on being a 3rd Generation Family run company, with a wealth of expertise. Our Sales team has over 100 years experience within the market. Since 1969, we've been helping businesses across the UK improve productivity. With over 49 years trading history we have built very strong relationships with the best manufacturers in our industry.

Trade Systems are completely dedicated to customer satisfaction. If you have any suggestions or comments please email us using the link on the store page.

Trade Systems is a trading name of Shelving Plus Ltd.
(Reg in England No: 7692828, Vat Reg No: GB216 2772 72)
Reg Office: 48/56 Hawks Road, Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey, KT1 3EE


Trade Systems Team

Trade Systems Team