Disposables UK Group is celebrating another successful year, following a series of new appointments and strong sales throughout 2014. The paper disposables company, which celebrated its first anniversary in state-of-the-art new premises this summer, is on track to meet its ambitious five-year growth plans and has reported an increased annual turnover of £18 million.
Paul Halliwell, sales director at Disposables UK, said: “2014 has been another great year for us and we are in a robust position moving forwards into 2015. We have hit our growth target for the year, increasing our turnover by £1.6 million and we're on track with our five-year growth plan and sales across our products are looking very healthy. Sales of our Optimum ProWipers range doubled in 2014, as part of our plan to take a stronger share of the dry non-woven market and meet the strong market demand.”
Halliwell continued: “We have also made several significant appointments to our management team this year to support our growth plans for 2015. Glen Staddon, whom we took on as European business manager, has made a big impact in terms of broadening the Bay West brand in untapped European markets, as well as extending business into existing areas where the company already has a presence. We have also bolstered our Bay West south east sales team with the appointment of Nikki Schreiber and Marc Allen. They will focus on strengthening Bay West's visibility in the south east and help open up new avenues via existing and potential customers. A new marketing manager, Paul Mulready, has also joined us and, at board level, Dan Atkinson joins as financial director. Looking forward to 2015, we aim to grow our turnover by another £3 million to keep us on track to meet our expansion plans. We have several new product launches planned for the first quarter of 2015 and will also implement a barcoding system on raw materials to allow greater traceability throughout the manufacturing process and deliver improved efficiencies and wastage.”
Picture shows: (L to R) Marc Allen, Nikki Schreiber and Paul Mulready.