2019 has been a great year for the group with sales 23% up at £27.3m. I am proud that we have created 45 new roles at Listers in Stoke-on-Trent and at our Essex based facility in Rayleigh to underpin the group’s growth in premium PVCu windows and doors and our Designer Aluminium Range.
Our trade customers continue to develop and embrace our new products and USPs, many now also use our free and instant quotation app ‘Easy Connect’. We have created 80 plus customer bespoke marketing packages helping our customers stand out. Helping our customers sell is at the heart of our strategy.
2019 has been a mixed year for the market. Modern consumers are clearly kicking back against the national brands with their dated direct sales models, with the savvy local installation companies looking stronger than ever before and I expect that trend to continue.
2020 offers a great opportunity for our customers to engage with the modern consumer with the most modern products and up to date proposition in the market.