Stockport firm aim to expand and take on extra staff

Following a period of steady growth, UK Point of Sale is hoping to expand and take on more staff, increasing the workforce by 13 people to 50. The company, based in Stockport, is also investing £4.5 million in building new premises, a 50,000sq. ft. manufacturing and distribution centre.

UK Point of Sale supply retailers such as B&Q and Morrisons with holders for leaflets, signs and posters. Other big clients include Coca-Cola and Nestle. The company was founded twenty years ago by Bill Leslie and his son Jason. Jason said that they have seen steady growth over a number of years thanks to winning clients in the UK and overseas.

He said that they have a good reputation among their clients for quality of service and, most importantly, having the stock ready when it is required, often as soon as the next day. The company manufactures the majority of their products although they do import some from the Far East. At the moment they are processing nearly 250 orders every day and it is getting busier, hence the need for expansion.

UK Point of Sale work from two sites in Stockport at the moment but Jason says that they have outgrown both of them and that they want to consolidate the business in one lot of premises where they will have manufacturing, warehousing and distribution services. Jason said that that they have seen a number of possible sites in the area and will recruiting staff in all areas of the operation.

He said that they expect turnover to increase by over twenty percent this year and are looking for similar results next year. Six percent of their sales come from overseas, such as Eastern and Western Europe and Jason said that this market is a big area of growth for them.