Six months of consecutive growth for South West manufacturer

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A company that supplies made-to-order glass display cabinets is celebrating six consecutive months of growth.

Designex Cabinets Ltd – which is part of the £10m Gloucester based East Manor Group – has seen order number increase month on month. The company is also up 65% on last year’s like for like sales.

To cope with the increasing demand, both Tim Farr and Sam Wickham have become joint managers in the business and will lead a team of craftsmen.

The company was founded in the early 1990s and taken over by Tim Farr and Barry Newman in 2002. They ran the company for fourteen years, before it was bought by Jerry Webb in 2015.

Sam joins Designex from CDW Systems, which is also part of the Group, where he worked for three years.

Tim said: “The founding principle of this company is to offer world-class bespoke cabinets that can be used for whatever requirement the end-user has.

“This is serving the business well. Uniquely, we’re 100 per cent British made and will build solutions and variations of cabinets that others can’t or won’t.

“I’m delighted to back at the forefront of the business, working with Jerry and Sam.”

Designex targets small to medium sizes companies, private collectors, jewellers, auctioneers, school, colleges, sports clubs, hotels, company boardrooms and reception areas, dentists, clinics and salons.

Famous names such as Gordon Ramsay, Sir James Dyson and Gareth Bale are also customers.

Jerry Webb, who is Chairman of East Manor Group, said: “The growth of the business over the last six months has been exceptional and Tim and Sam will continue to push the business forward; with the support and clout of the East Manor Group behind them.”

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