Chandlers Building Supplies has celebrated 25 years under its new management and has been recognised as one of the region’s super growth businesses.
It has also been listed on the London stock exchange group, ‘1000 companies to Inspire Britain’, and staff throughout its branches in Sussex, Surrey, London and the West Midlands have celebrated with tea and cake.
It has also reported an increase in turnover of just fewer than 20% on the previous financial year, with an 18% growth in net profit. While it remains a 13-branch operation, the company has also grown its staff numbers by a third over the last year.
This strategy has reportedly enabled an investment of £1.5m in stock to expand the ranges offered as well as a half million pound investment in plant and machinery to develop its delivery and distribution service network.
Andrew Cope, MD, said: “We are all very proud of our achievements. Our team of 210 employees, many of whom have been with us a lifetime, are truly exceptional. This is their success. Their knowledge of our vast ranges is second-to-none and that’s why our customers remain so loyal.
“The merchants sector is highly competitive, and while some of the larger players in this sector are struggling, the approach Chandlers Building Supplies has taken across Sussex, Surrey and West Midlands has allowed us to flourish.”
Jason Austin of the Petworth branch, added: “Chandlers Building Supplies is a unique tight-knit community. As an organisation not only do we look after our own but there is a strong ethical backbone to the business to look after our customers as well as give back to the local communities in which we operate.”