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.
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.