Record turnover for Trimline

Southampton-based marine interiors outfitter Trimline posted a record turnover of £20m in 2014, according to CEO Andrew Richards. He predicted that this year will see the firm reach an even higher total of £25m.

“Our rapid growth is due to our flexibility – we tailor make projects,” he said. “We listen to our customers and involve them in the project development.”

Currently the galley and laundry divisions comprise 10% of turnover, but Richards wants to see that grow to 30% in the next three to four years. To this end, it has recently opened a demonstration kitchen at its headquarters, which features equipment from MKN, Porkka, Wexiodisk and Halton.

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Plans are also afoot to expand the company’s maintenance offerings.

Richards reported that Trimline’s orderbook is also at a record level, with three large projects heading for completion this spring and summer.

Recruitment has accelerated to keep up with the demand, with 25% of the company’s now 104 permanent employees having been hired since the fourth quarter of 2014.

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