ESE, a long established Norfolk family business that specialises in office and warehouse storage solutions, increased sales by 33% in 2010, while many other companies in their industry have seen sales drop.
They have also taken on four new staff in 2010, with a further two joining in January 2011 taking their workforce to 19. The company envisages employing at least one or two more by the end of 2011 to handle the increased workload and achieve the next stage of its plans to grow to at least £5m a year turnover within the next three years.
ESE’s Simon Francis said: “Having such a successful 2010 has enabled us to bring forward the next phase of our ambitious growth plans and we are really looking forward to the future.”
Their success has also resulted in significantly increased business for many other companies in their supply chain.
ESE has also just carried out an extensive refurbishment / extension to its offices to improve staff facilities and accommodate its development plans. As well as replaced servers, updated software and installed new systems to enable it to cope with the massive increase in enquiries and orders. In the last four / five months it has been handling more than double the enquiries and orders handled during the same time period in 2009.
ESE’s latest 400-page mail order catalogue, packed with 1,000s of new products and bigger discounts, will be despatched to clients at the beginning of February and their extensive 10,000+ product online ordering website at www.esedirect.co.uk will also be updated at the same time to include a fully interactive e-catalogue.
The impressive growth of the business is almost exclusively because of their use of the internet to promote products and services – and a modicum of inspired thinking. The reach of the internet now means ESE is supplying customers in almost every part of the UK.
Simon added: “Without the internet we could have been struggling just like our competitors, instead of seeing a massive growth in sales that shows no signs of tailing off.”
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