As we near the end of January it is clear to see that 2015 is going to be a busy and exciting year at Arnold Laver.
Last week we were at the Architect@work exhibition where our multi-talented Graphic Designer Kevin designed and built our stand. A variety of products were available to view with members of the team readily available to answer any questions over the two days. Architect@work is one of many shows the Arnold Laver team will be participating in during the year. We are looking forward to exhibiting our products and getting to meet with current and future customers.
These exhibitions provide us with the opportunity to showcase both our current and new products covering a varying range of sectors. Some of our new products include Verve Worktops and Organoid decorative surfaces. Everlast is a new range of decking from Timco Wood that we are particularly excited about. It is a highly sustainable product made of 100% FSC® certified wood and plastics which will be available to purchase in the Spring.
As business has improved we have begun to expand our workforce. One particular project we are proud to be involved in is working with school leavers through various apprenticeship programs. A number of apprentices have been employed throughout our depots in varying departments and after a year have the opportunity to apply for a permanent position. In 2014 one of our apprentices, Samantha Chesson, won an Apprentice of the Year Award. Let’s hope we can repeat this success in 2015!
Another expansion at Arnold Laver is the opening of a new branch in Bristol. We anticipate it will open late spring/early summer increasing our number of branches to 13. It has been 6 years since our last depot opened at Rainham. Bristol will provide improved links to the south west of the country allowing us to reach out to more customers than ever before.
2015 will also be a big year for Laver Online. Since it’s launch in 2011 we have seen a rapid increase in sales from our domestic clients. This year will see more Laver products than ever available for purchase online as we expand our product base to include many new and innovative items.
2015 is shaping up to be a very exciting year indeed.