Sliders UK has been listed as one of the London Stock Exchange Group’s ‘1,000 Companies to Inspire Britain’.
The high profile study, provides a listing of what the LSE describes as the ‘UK’s most exciting and dynamic small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs)’.
Sliders UK achieves an entry as the only specialist manufacturer in just a handful of window and door companies to have made the cut in this year’s report.
Ian Longbottom, Chairman, Sliders UK, said: “We saw good growth across the full spectrum of our offer last year. This included PVC-U and composite door ranges - and very significant growth in our aluminium inline sliding and bi-folding door offers.
“To have this growth recognised by the LSE is a real achievement. We’re the only specialist manufacturer to feature and it’s a great reflection of the hard work that team here have put. It’s also a reflection on our customers, their hard work and their continuing success.”
Independently compiled, companies listed in the report, have to have shown not just growing revenue over the past four years, but also to have outperformed their sector peers.
Sliders UK reported growth in aluminium bi-folding doors and inline sliding doors of 225 per cent in 2014 compared to 2013. With continuing growth last year, and in volume in its range as a whole, the specialist door manufacturer reported a 10 per cent growth in turnover at its year end in December.
Xavier Rolet, CEO, London Stock Exchange Group, said: “[The report] squashes any notion that the UK is a country that no longer has a manufacturing industry. Almost a quarter of the 1,000 companies operate in manufacturing, construction and engineering, and many within that group are working at the very cutting edge of their industries.”
Offering lead times of just two weeks and a wide choice of PAS24:2012 and Secured by Design accredited products, the Sliders UK model is built around the delivery of an expansive bi-fold, inline sliding, French and composite door offer, from a single point of supply.
To this end it added the Veka Imagine as second PVC-U bi-fold system in addition to its established Eurocell Ultimate Aspect PVC-U offer and an aluminium bi-folding door from ALUK, earlier this month.
This brought the specialist door manufacturers’ tally of new product launches to three in three months, having already added the PremiLine PRO patio door from Kömmerling and the Kestrel aluminium bifold to its market leading offer at the start of the year.
Ian concluded: “We have a very comprehensive offer and we have a real focus on product quality. Regardless of what door our customers want, composite, bi-fold, inline sliding, aluminium or PVC-U, Veka, Eurocell, Duraflex, ALUK - it doesn’t matter we can deliver it from a single point of supply.
“It’s an incredibly strong offer and something which we firmly believe will be a key foundation of our continuing growth going forward.”