A recession is never the easiest time to start up a new business, and to see it expand during such difficult trading times is very rare. But that is exactly what Elite Boards have done. Starting from a 16,000 square foot warehouse in Fenton, Stoke-on-Trent, the company cut the ribbon on its new 36,000 square foot headquarters in December last year in Trentham, Stoke-on-Trent, doubling the warehousing capacity.
Elite Boards distribute decorative sheet materials and furniture fittings to the Fitted Kitchen, Bedroom and Shopfitting Industries and have grown to supply some of the largest furniture producers in the UK. Our main suppliers being; Finsa /Kronofrance/Sonae/NDV
Sales Director, Chris Coxill says “We anticipated a difficult start to our fledgling business in September 2008, but felt that we had identified solutions to our customers’ needs. We offer a next day service to our customers on over 250 different product lines enabling us to offer a one stop shopping facility to our customers, ensuring they do not need to tie up valuable working capital by bulk stocking.”
Co-Director Lee Gibson says “We have been delighted by the growth we have seen since starting the business and are confident that this move will enable us to continue to grow, by enabling us to increase our stock portfolio and also allow us to offer additional services via means of panel conversion to both existing and new clients. We have over 50 years of combined experience in our management team which helps us understand what our customers need, this, in addition to our service levels has enabled us to achieve a 98% customer retention rate, which is unprecedented in our industry sector.”
Elite Boards will be moving to the vacated Uno Retail Solutions unit on Newstead Industial Estate.
Chris added “This move will allow us to offer further employment within our community in both logistics and production capacities, giving a boost to much needed jobs in Stoke-on-Trent.”
So, you may be asking why choose Elite Boards?
We believe you should choose Elite Boards as we have a vast stock range coupled with next day delivery on orders before 5pm and competitive prices. Giving our customers the best service we believe is possible.