in people spending on home improvements during the lockdown months has resulted
in a massive growth in business sales for one Blackpool-based specialist
Suppliers of high quality kitchens and appliances, Hibberd Distribution Ltd (HDL), has seen its highest sales on record during October, with November continuing the trend as the busiest month of the year.
keep up with demand HDL, who operate from a 15,000 sq ft HQ at Blackpool
Airport Enterprise Zone, have taken a further 32,000 sq ft warehouse at Squires
Gate Industrial Estate and have employed a further six staff in the last two
months at their Blackpool depot.
its 21st year of business, the company distributes and imports
kitchens and appliances such as Bosch, Hotpoint, Neff, Electrolux and Zanussi
to the trade, house builders and direct to the public through their online shop
www.appliancehouse.co.uk and has an additional 22,000 sq ft distribution unit
in Middlesbrough, employing a total of 72 staff.
Director Lee Mairs said, “We are experiencing a big upturn in sales, driven in
part by the general public that haven’t been able to travel this year and
instead are spending their money on home improvements. As well as many new customers, we are taking
on a range of new trade projects which all add to our growing business
portfolio. The additional storage unit will help us to fulfil our orders in the
short to medium term, with plans in place to build a new bespoke unit on the
Enterprise Zone, hopefully within the next two years”.
has been a frantic time for us, with all hands on deck to fulfil orders whilst
coping with the extra pressures that social distancing has put on the business
practice. Our staff in every department have been fantastic throughout this
period, so we’d like to say a big thank you to them all for going the extra
mile for our customers.”
Mark Smith, Cabinet
Member for Business, Enterprise and Job Creation said, “I’m delighted to hear
about a Blackpool business success story especially in a time of national
crisis when it so difficult for us all. Blackpool Airport Enterprise Zone has remained
generally buoyant with a great many companies getting through this and doing
well despite the ongoing struggles we all face. I wish HDL all the best with
their growing business and for the future.”