Regional Manufacturing Business Expands

 A North East manufacturing business based in Thornaby has grown so rapidly within the last five years that it has moved to larger premises, as part of an expansion and development programme.

 Cotswold Manufacturing manufactures doorsets, doorkits and internal glazed screens for a wide range of clients across the country, including schools, universities, hotels, hospitals and army barracks.  Within five years the business has grown to an annual turnover of over 3 million and employs 27 staff.

 For the last two years, the company has been working closely with Clive Owen & Co LLP, Chartered Accountants and Business Advisers.  The firm has provided ongoing strategic advice, assistance with tax planning and regular management information reviews.  This has proved fundamental in the business being able to maximise its growth and profitability.

 The company has recently moved to Teesside Industrial Estate in Thornaby.  The move will mean an increase in square footage from 29,700 to 53,000.  This is a significant move and will enable the business to extensively develop the range of products it provides.

 Cotswold Manufacturing has built a reputation for reliability, quality and service to a strong client base.  It is the only doorset manufacturer in the UK to use an advanced CNC machine. In 2008 the company was awarded Best New Business for Manufacturing within the Tees Valley.

 Ken Napper, commercial director of Cotswold Manufacturing, said: “We are delighted with the success of the business.  We have a fantastic team who all focus on getting the product right and ensuring customer satisfaction.  We have developed a unique system in our machinery which sets us apart from our competitors.  The relationship we have built up with Clive Owen & Co, has been excellent.  They share our vision for the business and they have worked very closely with us on this project.  These are very exciting times for Cotswold Manufacturing.”

Gary Ellis, partner at Clive Owen, added: “We have enjoyed working with Ken and the team at Cotswold Manufacturing.  They have an excellent product, great systems and a dedicated team.  We have enjoyed assisting them on this project, we look forward to working with them further in the future.”

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