Good Year for North West Turf Ltd Despite Gloomy Economic Outlook

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North West Turf Ltd is pleased to announce that trading and growth in 2011 far outstripped the national average, giving a much needed boost to the local economy.

Online Rock Salt mobile bagging line

Online Rock Salt mobile bagging line

Under extremely difficult trading conditions, I am delighted with our company’s growth. We will continue to focus on meeting our customer’s requirements and using I.T. to improve efficiency and service.

North West Turf Ltd is pleased to announce that trading and growth in 2011 far outstripped the national average, giving a much needed boost to the local economy.

The national economic outlook is gloomy, and life in the construction industry is currently precarious. North West Turf Ltd, however, is pleased to announce a successful year of trading, with good company growth and a much-needed boost to the local economy in the north west of England.

North West Turf Ltd encompasses all of the companies various trading names, including Online Turf and Online Rock Salt. It is the combination of year-round industries that has enabled the company to have continuous growth throughout the year, with pro-active initiatives to keep all products moving.

The company made the decision to push for growth this year, with investments in new sites and depots around the country. These depots have enabled better relationships with new haulage firms, an ability to get goods faster to customers, and invest in new machinery to keep these depots running. The company has also increased the numbers of full-time staff both in the main office in Lancashire and in the various depots around the country. At a time of increased unemployment (1), this is a boost to the local economy and with what is predicted to be increased sales there will hopefully be opportunities for more skilled and semi-skilled staff to join the team.

There has been a 10% increase in terms of stock sold from the main depot in the 2010-2011 period, compared to the 2009-2010 trading period. With economic growth in the third quarter being only 0.6%, (2) this shows that the company is thriving. The above figures do not take into account stock sold to trade customers from the new collections depots, so there is good reason to believe that sales figures are actually significantly higher than predicted.

The company has also not forgotten the backbone of its business – the general public. Using new I.T. systems and marketing, the e-commerce side of the business continues to grow well, with new projects due to be launched in 2012.

M.D. Ian Mercer is pleased with how the business has grown this year. “Under extremely difficult trading conditions, I am delighted with our company’s growth. We will continue to focus on meeting our customer’s requirements and using I.T. to improve efficiency and service.”

2012 will no doubt bring challenges in the economy for all industries, but North West Turf Ltd is committed to continuing to grow and develop in the new year.

1.http://www.ons.gov.uk/ons/rel/lms/labour-market-statistics/december-2011/statistical-bulletin.html

2.http://www.ons.gov.uk/ons/rel/lms/labour-market-statistics/december-2011/statistical-bulletin.html

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