A Year to Savour for Listers
The UK economy is slowly showing signs of a recovery. Many businesses across the country are starting to benefit from the new opportunities that are now becoming available and one such company is Stoke on Trent based window and door manufacturer, Lister Trade Frames. Having been in business for some 38 years, they have experienced the effects of several recessionary periods, but with a solid Director and Management team along with their enthusiastic workforce, Listers have already seen a leap to £9.7m turnover in 2013 returning the best ever sales results for the company.
“We’re delighted to have just completed our best ever year in 4 decades of trading,” commented Listers’ Managing Director Mark Warren. “It’s been a culmination of a lot of changes, hard work and a concerted focus on increased quality and excellent customer service. To increase sales by over 9.5% compared to 2012 highlights that we’re doing the right things at the right time for our customers.”
The window and door industry is still incredibly competitive and 2013 saw a few businesses close their doors for good due to the challenges in the economy. However, Listers believe that by concentrating on their customer’s needs and helping them to be more successful, the knock on effect will be a massive benefit to their own business. So with their introduction of new products, unparalleled customer support and a continuous drive to progress and improve, Listers were rewarded with an excellent result for 2013.
“It’s been an amazing year for us,” remarked Mark. “Our Trade Counter Team had an exceptional sales year with six successive record breaking months. Our Commercial Department have improved on 2012’s figures by a staggering 110% and we’ve also gained 134 new trade customers. The cherry on the cake was picking up yet another Award at the National Glass and Glazing G-Awards in November, making 2013 our 9th consecutive year as finalists and winners. It’s facts and figures like these that show that with dedication and a lot of hard work, you can be successful even in trying times.” Listers have already approached 2014 with the same gusto they left 2013 as they instigate the next phase of their development. “We’re in the process of expanding our showroom to cater for a very exciting new range of high performance windows and doors as well as working on ways to broaden our support to our trade customers,” said Mark “and we’re looking to make 2014 even more successful and break more records along the way.