History of Company
RT Tanner & Co Ltd, traced its roots to 1859 when its founder, Richard Tuppen Tanner, entered into a partnership, Hunt and Tanner, trading as paper merchants. The Company later expanded into the design and manufacture of envelopes and stationery.
In 1877 the partnership was dissolved and RT Tanner & Co was established. The business thrived for more than a century under the management of four generations of the founder's family. It remained an independent company selling paper and board and manufacturing envelopes and stationery. The guiding corporate strategy was that there would always be a place for the specialist who could continue efficient manufacturing methods with personal service.
In a world much changed from the day the business was founded it is now sadly no longer with us. This site has been created to preserve the long history of the Company and the people who it employed.