At Gresham, we are delighted to be celebrating our 40th Birthday this month and to announce that we are set to achieve a record £30m turnover by the end of the financial year.
Launched in 1976 from a garden shed in Bolton, our family-run business has increased turnover by 8 percent in the past twelve months on the back of an ambitious business development strategy which included a re-brand, product launches and expansion into new markets.
Boasting a 300-strong workforce, and 180,000 sq ft manufacturing facility and HQ in Horwich, we also have premises in the design district of London, Clerkenwell, and serve the Middle East via a distributor network.
Commissioned as part of our birthday celebrations, the business has made significant investments this year to support the introduction of the Gresham Design Collection, an exciting range developed in collaboration with some of the UK’s best product designers, as well as developing relationships in new markets and strengthening Gresham Bespoke, our specialist service giving customers the opportunity to procure one-off pieces made to specific requirements.
We have also invested £1.4m in our production plant in the form of state-of-the-art equipment to improve quality and processes, and in the acquisition of an adjacent site at Platinum Park which will allow for further expansion over the next few years.
Julian Roebuck, Gresham’s managing director, said: “We are incredibly proud of our Northern roots and this is cemented by the continued investment in our Bolton HQ. Our showroom is currently undergoing a refurbishment to improve the overall visitor experience and we look forward to welcoming colleagues, industry partners and clients to the new space for some birthday cake very soon!”