Our services

We used to have a whole load of waffle here like so many others. We even confused ourselves about what we actually did

The simple truth is this

We specialise in bulk scanning for solicitors, IFA’s and accountants. You end up with data you can search upon and back up. It’s not complicated, but it’s very effective.

A typical sized job for us is about 500 standard archive boxes worth of paper files. We send a clean branded van with a couple of our chaps to collect about 150 boxes at a time. So typically, we’d do 3 or 4 collections over a number of weeks or months. Or if you’d just like all of your boxes taken away that’s absolutely fine – we can then scan as quickly as we can or we can do a certain amount per month for you. Incidentally, the guys who pack and collect boxes, they also work in our scanning team when they’re not collecting – so you can chat through the specifics of what needs doing and they’ll get the plot.

We also run another website called Tradescanners (sorry, the website is terrible, it was written in about 1845 and it shows – it’s on our to do list to sort, and simplify)


We set up Tradescanners about 15 years ago and it became the number one website in the UK specialising in just scanners. We’re told by our customers they chose us because we knew what we were talking about and because we cared, which is what we’re all about. There are 4 or 5 staff in our team who advise and support the scanners we sell. Our knowledge in the scanning world is very extensive, pretty sad isn’t it, but it can come in useful.

Finally, we sell and support Virtual Cabinet document management software. If you’d like to know more about VC as we call it, please just get in touch and we’ll arrange a demo for you.

Unfortunately we don’t build space rockets, but we love what we do

Some of our lovely customer comments

Thanks to the Superb Service from E File we no longer pay for storage each month and the best part is we can find anything from our PCs rather than files going missing every 5 minutes, would highly recommend to anyone.

Helen Beckwith

I wish had found Efile years ago. What a difference it made getting rid of all the paper files and how simple they made. Thoroughly recommend them.

Marie Duckett

We freed up an entire office and another room we were using purely for file storage, the service from E File was impeccable and very accommodating, and the best bit is we can find anything from our pcs rather than spending time manually searching for files that can then get misplaced

Keith Hansell

Working with e-file has allowed us to free up significant office space and reduce document storage costs. It also brings simplification and efficiency benefits and makes it easy to search and find documents as an when the need arises. The overall service from E File was very personable and impeccable.

Calum Cameron

We contacted Efile to ask their opinion on costs and procedure to scan 16 filing cabinets to free up some much needed space and enable us to hold the related client information electronically. We received excellent advice and service with their team visiting our offices to collect the files, making an accurate inventory and removing the data to their offices for scanning. We were kept fully informed at various stages of the process and given full and immediate access to any of the files if the need arose. Once the data was scanned we were even supported to integrate the electronic files back into our client management system. We randomly compared and inspected the quality of the scanning which we found to be meticulously accurate. It took us a long time to make the decision to scan largely because we kept procrastinating and worrying about the cost and process and we now wish we’d acted sooner…well done Efile for the quality of the work and your support along the way, we now have a fully refurbished ground floor office with client meeting rooms and well organised, easy to access client data!

Andrew Gray

When given by a client one year to produce edit and typeset the fully illustrated texts for six 240 page books, based on typescripts going back forty years, and no digital data, I was saved by E File, who scanned and indexed hundreds of pages while I took a cup of coffee down the road. The results were first class, and the price was so cheap I thought that I had misheard. A great service, and many thanks for your rescue.

Philip Dixon