Company £50M landmark celebrated
2014 has been one of the most successful so far for Focus SB, read on to find out how we celebrated this landmark.
At the start of the year, Managing Director Roger Kemp realised that the company’s cumulative turnover would exceed the £50 million mark in 2014 and decided that this should be celebrated with both customers and staff.
The customers lucky enough to place orders that took Focus SB through the £50 million barrier would be invited to join Focus SB for the day and receive a valuable prize. However, because of the strong performance of the company, the anticipated £50 million order arrived much quicker than planned.
Roger Kemp explains, “We anticipated the £50 million pound orders would come through just before Christmas. The fact that this landmark arrived in August was fantastic for us and testament to all the hard work of the sales team and the factory this year.
Roger adds, “The winners were lucky enough to place their orders at just the right time, but we would like to extend a very a big thank you to all our loyal customers for their continued support.”
As part of the prize, the winners enjoyed the hospitality of Focus SB and had the opportunity to tour the company’s extensive manufacturing facilities in East Sussex.
Rik Walecki, of RM Electrical, Oxford explains, “We work with Focus SB because they are just so friendly and easy to deal with, nothing is too much trouble. It was great to see all the work that goes into actually making a plate at the factory. Delivery is always dependable from Focus SB, which is vital for our customers, it was a pleasure to meet the team behind this service.”
Des Harle of Kew Electrical, Guildford adds, “We have used Focus SB for over 25 years. They do things that others can’t do and we love the personal service. They have a really extensive range and can do custom plates when required for designer jobs. Focus SB support us as much as possible and have created a display area for our trade counter, they also have a great range of brochures for our contractors to show their customers. We are turning to them more and more as customers demand more complex electrical accessories.”
After a tour of the warehouse and dispatch facilities Steve Rogers, Electric Centre, Cheltenham describes how Focus SB’s support helps make his life easier, Steve says, “I simply trust the brand. I always recommend them for any middle to high end installations. The standard and non-standard range of finishes is superb all backed up by great service. The no minimum order is fantastic for my customers who may need the odd additional item to complete a job.”
The tour covered all aspects of the production process including the machine room, finishing plant, quality control and dispatch. All the winners were interested to see how many stages are involved in the manufacture of quality electrical accessories and were surprised to see how much hand finishing was required. Des explains, “You can see that Focus SB plates are not just churned out, everyone takes pride in their job. Now I understand why they always look a cut above the rest, and seem to last longer.”
Roger Kemp sums things up, “It was a pleasure to welcome the lucky winners to our factory and show them the pride the whole team takes in manufacturing the best range of luxury electrical accessories available in the UK. We value our customers and believe we offer them unrivalled personal service.”
Would you like to find out more?
Focus SB are always looking for new wholesalers and distributors and can promise them the same unrivalled support and service. New and existing customers are also invited to their own personal factory tour. Contact Focus SB or your area representative to make arrangements.
First Prize £2500 in Thomas Cook holiday vouchers won by RM Electrical, Oxford
Second Prize £1500 in Thomas Cook holiday vouchers shared by Kew Electrical, Guildford
Third Prize £1000 in Thomas Cook holiday vouchers won by Electric Centre, CheltenhamPictured above left to right:Rik Walecki, RM Electrical, OxfordSteve Rogers, Electric Centre, CheltenhamRoger Kemp, MD, Focus SBDes Harle, Kew Electrical, GuildfordPaul Gennoe, Regional Sales Manager, Focus SBMark Ellis, Kew Electrical, Guildford