A Lookback on 20173rd January 2018
The beginning of a New Year is often a time of reflection. We spend time thinking about the previous year as we make plans and resolutions for the months ahead. 2017 was a fantastic year for Instarmac – we welcomed 21 new colleagues to the team, invested £148,500 in new machinery and added to our fleet of vehicles – and it doesn’t stop here! Keep reading to find out some of our 2017 highlights.
Our awards are something we are very proud of as it recognises the commitment and dedication of our workforce. In 2017 we received a record number of awards which included a place in the prestigious ‘Sunday Times Best Small Companies to Work For‘ for the eighth year, a RoSPA Gold Award for our safety procedures, we were ranked number one in the Insider Magazine Mid Market 300, won an ‘Excellence in Marketing‘ Award from The Tiling Association, achieved new ISO accreditations (one of the first to do so) and was ranked as a ‘Low-Risk Operator‘ by the DVSA.
Listening to the needs of the market has always been important to us and is something we pride ourselves on. With this in mind, during 2017 we launched four new products to the market – Level IT Super Flex 30 fibre reinforced flexible smoothing finishing compound, prem mix light ready mixed jointing compound, ProPrime IT enhanced acrylic primer and YouFix flexible tile adhesive.
We also attended a number of industry events throughout 2017. We love exhibiting as it gives us the opportunity to present our world-renowned services and products to new audiences. Some of the events we attended included Traffex, Road Expo, Scottish Painting and Decorating Show plus a number of HAUC events, RIBA CPD and Specifi Landscapes Roadshows. We have a number of events already in the calendar for 2018 so watch this space for more information on those.
Finally, we finished the year by announcing our latest acquisition – Aztec Aerosols. On the acquisition, John Holcroft, Managing Director at Instarmac, commented: “Instarmac and Aztec Aerosols Ltd share many common goals. The team here at Aztec have a vast amount of experience. We look forward to working together on product development and driving improvement to our customers.”
So what’s planned for 2018? Well for the time being our plans are top secret but keep your eyes peeled for some exciting developments coming soon.
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