Acme has kicked off 2018 by announcing a strong 25% growth in group turnover, the appointment of two new directors and a newly launched recruitment drive as part of the company’s growth strategy.
Provisional year-end results show that full group turnover has increased from roughly £24m in 2016 to £30m in 2017, representing a 25% increase.
Chris Allen, group MD said: “2017 was a strong year for Acme and we’re proud to have hired over 15 new staff to further build on our team. We’re continuing our investment in staff and facilities in 2018, with plans to further expand our team and implement some exciting new IT systems.
“Acme has gained a reputation for quality and it’s important that we continue to build on our award-winning services to ensure we remain front-runners in customer service excellence.”
The business’ growth plan will see it take on further sales and engineering staff in 2018. Allen added: “Acme has grown into one of the UK’s most renowned HVAC, catering and refrigeration solution providers, but we’re not resting on our laurels.
“We’ve just launched our ambitious 2018 strategic plan which will take the business on the next stage of its journey. Our recent appointments are representative of our investment in that strategy and we’re delighted to announce even more new vacancies, created to help the company grow.”
He added: “We’re also investing in our IT facilities, with plans to develop some great technology to help deliver the ultimate service to our customers. We’re trialling new platforms with our longstanding partners; watch this space for some exciting announcements.”
Furthermore, Paul Kitchin joined the Acme board in December 2017 as sales director. Previously of Sprint Group, he has over 10 years’ experience in catering and HVAC sales, and Acme believes he is set to bring a wealth of expertise to the sales division.
Kitchin will be tasked with growing the sales team in the coming months and years to help deliver on the group’s strategic plan.
Peter Overton also joined the Acme board in October 2017 as service director. With over 20 years’ experience in catering and HVAC service, he will be leading the development of Acme’s service teams, which has several projects already in the pipeline.