Distinction Doors has just been named in the top ten SME businesses in the Sheffield City Region in a list compiled by local publication The Star Business and sponsored by Barber Harrison & Platt. Chantel Roach, Distinction’s Marketing Manager, said, “We are delighted to make the top ten SMEs in the region. Last year we were number 19 and the move up the rankings this year reflects how strong 2014 has been for us in all areas of the business.”
There are around 36,000 SMEs in the Sheffield City Region, so to be ranked in the top 100 is a considerable achievement, let alone the top ten. But as Chantel comments, Distinction Doors’ ranking reflects a year of actions aimed at cementing the company’s position as the market leader in composite doors in the UK.
The company has invested in its customer service, with initiatives including a new website that’s focused on bringing in more leads for its customers. It has also focused on extending stock availability in all areas from glass to blanks. Finally, a new paint plant, costing £185,000, has been opened, allowing the company to bring this facility in-house and improve quality, lead times and cost.
Product range has also been an area of focus, with Distinction adding two new doors to its portfolio. The 70mm door offers superb thermal efficiency with a typical 37% improvement over a timber door and it can also be over-rebated meaning it can be a direct replacement for the PVCu equivalent. The One Lite bi-fold composite door gives fabricators and installers a new and innovative revenue stream and homeowners a sophisticated new option on the market.
Distinction Doors is celebrating ten years in business this year, so it seems fitting that it should rank in the top ten local SMEs. But with plans afoot to further increase market share in the next 12 months, who knows how high the company could rank next year?