Household products distribution company DCS Europe is set to complete its 20th year in business with its best year of growth.
Sales are currently up 31 per cent at £86 million for the first half of this year, and with the current rate of growth, sales at the Stratford-upon-Avon based firm could top £194 million – a massive £46 million of growth and well on target for their £200 million goal by 2015.
DCS also plans to move to a new 300,000 sq ft headquarters within five years within one mile of its current site.
The firm, which employs more than 300 people, was started in 1994 by ex-England international hockey player Denys Shortt and it is now the UK’s largest sales and distribution company for health, beauty and household brands such as P&G, Unilever, PZ Cussons, SC Johnson, Osram and Colgate.
Mr Shortt said: “The key to our growth is good planning. Things have accelerated and in the past five years – we have literally doubled the size of the business.
“I believe there are three major challenges in any fast-growing business – these are people, finance and space – that is the physical office or warehouse space that you occupy.”
“Space is our biggest issue – we have outgrown our site in Stratford-upon-Avon and we are now renting an extra 75,000 sq ft warehouse to cope with our increased volumes.
“We are very focussed on our eco-credentials and operating from two sites is not ideal because it involves extra truck movements,” he added.