Over 1650 stores world-wide

The Beginnings...

The Beginnings of Cartridge World

1988 - Bryan Stokes, the founder of Cartridge World, saw an advert in the South Australian Advertiser newspaper for Australian Laser Charge and went on a training course to learn how to refill laser cartridges. He was taught how to refill two laser cartridges and commenced business in his garden shed.
1992 - Cartridge World is taken into the Franchise Market. He joined forces with Paul Wheeler, who had an impressive background encompassing franchising, finance and management. Together, they planned the franchising structure of Cartridge World.
1997 - The first Cartridge World franchise was sold. The second, third and fourth followed in rapid succession.
2001 - The first UK Cartridge World franchise is established by David Parkinson in Harrogate North Yorkshire.
Over the following years the network of shops has continued to grow and grow and there are now over 1650 stores worldwide.

Significant Dates and Achievements

2003
Green Apple Environment Awards
Runner Up
2004
British Franchise Association
Brand Builder of the Year
Winner
2004
Awards for Excellence in Recycling and Waste Management
High Street Recycling Champion
Winner
2005
Green Awards
Creativity in Sustainability
Finalist
2005
PATNAC
6,000 trees were planted across the UK as part of a national "Plant a Tree NOT a Cartridge" year long campaign and to celebrate the RSA (Royal Society for the encouragement of Art, Manufactures and Commerce) 250th Anniversary.
2006
Franchise Marketing Awards
Best overall marketing Campaign
Winner
2007
Franchise Marketing Awards
Best Franchise Expansion Programme
2007
Trusted Reviews Inkjet Investigation

Trusted Reviews rates Cartridge World ink ahead of manufacturers’ own and helps disprove claims of inferior quality. Read more

Trusted Review online
2007
Trusted Reviews Inkjet Investigation Part 2

Trusted performance hasn’t faded. Cartridge World shines again in second round of Trusted Reviews’ inkjet ‘shootout’. Read more

Trusted Review online
2008
Trusted Reviews Inkjet Investigation Part 3

Want to print the best possible photos? Use Cartridge World Inks, part 3 of the Trusted Reviews Inkjet Investigation. Read more

Trusted Review online
2008
PATNAC – National Tree Week
14,779 printer cartridges saved from landfill during our “Plant a Tree NOT a Cartridge” campaign. Read more
2009
Franchise Marketing Awards
Best Overall Marketing Campaign
Finalist
2009
PATNAC
Over 500 trees are planted across the UK in local schools, charities, parks and communities, as a result of the PATNAC campaign. Read more