Designer Contracts named a top 10 British business

DESIGNER Contracts has been named in The Business Reporter’s ‘Best of British Business’ campaign, distributed with The Daily Telegraph, celebrating success stories in British business.

The accolade has been awarded to just 10 companies in the UK, which have demonstrated leadership and excellence, and who continue to drive the UK economy.

Celebrating its 25th year in business, Designer Contracts originally started in md Peter Kelsey’s garage and has grown to become the biggest player in its sector with 15 regional centres now established across mainland UK.

Said Peter: ‘We’re delighted to have been recognised for our commitment to the UK economy. We put our success down to making customers our number one priority and ensuring service is at the forefront of everything we do.

‘Over the past 25 years we’ve invested heavily in the infrastructure of the company to ensure we can meet our customers’ expectations.’

Head of research and selection at The Business Reporter, Ivan Ujvari said: ‘The company has demonstrated consistent growth and success in its 25 years, employing almost 300 people across its regional facilities throughout the UK, three of which (Leeds, Kent, Norwich) were opened this year. Its future continues to look bright.’

In addition to floorcoverings the company provides curtains and blinds, furniture and lighting, and operates a show-home and design services division.  

Said Peter: ‘Product selection and ability to deliver quickly and efficiently is something that is incredibly important to our customers – many of whom are house builders.

‘This led to the opening of our 109,000sq ft centrally located distribution facility in Kettering, which holds more than £2m worth of stock and has allowed us to meet the tight turnaround that many require.’

Designer Contracts is also a member of Carpet Recycling UK (CRUK) and runs a successful carpet recycling scheme which diverts 90% of its fitters’ unfitted carpet into felt underlay. This scheme saves 250 tonnes of waste going to landfill every year and has earned the company the prestigious title of CRUK’s ‘Takeback Partner of the Year’ for two years running.

The Business Reporter invited Peter Kelsey to take part in a filmed interview with specialist business reporter, Alastair Greener, to discuss the key principals of the company’s success.
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