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12th January 2018
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Uform makes London Stock Exchange list
Kitchen door & component supplier Uform, is named in the latest '1,000 Companies to Inspire' lists within Britain and also Europe.
The annual lists, compiled by the London Stock Exchange and financial technology firm DueDil, are a celebration of some of the fastest-growing and most dynamic small and medium sized enterprises in the UK and in Europe.
Uform is listed within the wholesale sector of both lists and makes the grade based on its consistent high growth over the last three years with turnover increasing by an impressive rate of 46.3% from FYE 2015 to FYE 17.
"I'm extremely proud that Uform has been recognised as one of 1,000 companies to inspire Britain and more impressively Europe in 2017," enthuses Uform managing director, Simon Oliphant (pictured right with director Paul Donnelly and chairman Eamon Donnelly). "Our success and performance over the last few years has been driven by our passion to bring innovative, premium quality product to market which offers retailers value for money and a point of difference through our consumer brand, Kitchen Stori.
"The company has grown 23% from the previous year with turnover reaching £18.6million for the financial year end 2016. We're very clear on the strategic direction of the company as we aim to increase our market share in the UK and grow revenue to £40million by 2020, so it's a hugely exciting time for the company and our people."
CEO of London Stock Exchange Group, Xavier Rolet KBE, describes the latest list of companies as "our greatest prospect for building a resilient and productive economy that works for everyone".
Uform sells upwards of 1,000 kitchens per week from its purpose built, state of the art manufacturing facility in Co.Antrim, Northern Ireland and currently employs 161 people. A recent £3 million investment programme has been completed to incorporate an additional 30,000sq.ft of warehousing space including automated painting and polishing technology.
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