South East Trade Frames reaches £ 1 Million turnover milestone
By paulnut10, Feb 27 2013 04:35PM
Two window industry veterans who started their own business distributing REHAU frames just 20 months ago are celebrating after reaching £1m in turnover for the first time.
Paul Newman and Andy Hudson from South East Trade Frames in Hailsham, East Sussex pooled their technical and commercial know how when the fabricator they both worked for went out of business in 2011 and their combined skills and knowledge are now proving hugely popular with customers.
South East Trade Frames supplies a complete range of REHAU frames to trade installers and small house builders in Sussex, Kent and South London and says that, by focusing on quality, service and efficiency, it has already established a loyal and growing customer base.
Paul Newman says customers like the fact that they can get the best technical advice from him, whilst also getting valuable sales and commercial advice from Andy. He says: “Customers tell us that they are getting more from South East Trade Frames than just fast lead times and competitive prices. They are getting personal service from Andy and me and they are of course getting the benefit of our extensive experience.”
A key element in South East Trade Frames’ success is also its link with REHAU which Paul says is helping to attract new trade customers who are loyal to the REHAU system because of its quality and ease of installation.
He adds: “We set up the business with a very small budget so haven’t been able to invest in large scale sales and marketing programmes. However, our suppliers have given us outstanding support and with their backing we have been able to maximise the strength of the REHAU brand.”
South East Trade Frames supplies a complete range of both glazed and unglazed frames in both REHAU TOTAL70 and REHAU Tritec and offers specialist options such as the new REHAU TOTAL70R fully reversible and the REHAU TOTAL70C 0.8 U-Value window.
Further details are available at www.setrade.co.uk 01323 847234