Beyond Surface Solutions was formed in 1979 and originally called B.S.Supplies. We started out as a body shop supplies company founded by Michael and Phyllis O’ Reilly and we specialised in replacement car body panels. However, we quickly evolved and expanded to offer refinishing supplies.

We’re a trusted and successful family business which has been trading for 40 years. After joining the business in 1996, Michael’s son Paul purchased the business in 2001. Driven by the passion for business Paul witnessed in his father, he wanted to create the region’s most successful paint distribution business.

In 2017, Paul restructured the company bringing it to a place where we have national recognition for both our quality products and services.

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At bss we aren’t just suppliers, we’re consultants. We understand your individual needs and provide bespoke solutions because we know that one size does not fit all. Paul is a great believer in driving change. As a company, the overarching value at the forefront of everyone’s work is to deliver solutions. Customer service and providing a positive experience is at the heart of all work carried out at bss, stemming from its roots as a family business.

bss still runs as a family business with the same ethics and values but we operate at a national level, pledging to offer solutions, options and quality services and products every time.

Charitable work

Charitable work

Over the past 10 years bss has raised in excess of £30,000 for the North Staffordshire Neonatal Unit. Paul’s son was very poorly when he was born and thanks to the hard work, dedication and passion from the staff on the North Staffordshire Neonatal Unit, Sonny pulled through.

10 years later and Paul and his team at bss have pledged to raise £5,000 each year for the local Guide Dogs UK branch. Sonny is visually impaired and there is a high probability that one day need a guide dog, and Paul is passionate about supporting local charities and helping to raise awareness.

Onsite facilities

Our large, central premises mean we can process, hold stock, and distribute all from one place.

We carry out colour matching and bespoke mixing in-house and our centralised distribution centre enables us to offer national coverage.

We currently have...

  • In excess of 2,900 product ranges and bin locations
  • 59,000 items in stock

bss Accreditations and Quality Assurances

Accreditations and Quality Assurances

bss is part of Eguchi Iwao.

Our suppliers are members of the British Coatings Federation (BCF).