The Prolific North, the place for news, features and jobs for the creative and media companies within the North has announced their latest initiative – The Prolific North Top 100 Brands.
Plumbs, the loose covers and reupholstery experts, sit at number 19 alongside big brands such as Asda, DFS, and Kellogg’s in The Prolific North Top 100 brands. The market leaders employ around 300 staff at their Head Office based in Preston, Lancashire, as well as working with around 140 Home Consultants across the UK. The brand has seen steady growth since its birth in 1953, and now turns around about a 1000 made-to-measure orders per week including loose covers, reupholstery, curtains, blinds and a range of accessories and total comfort furniture.
The Prolific North put together this list based on brand spend and their presence within the North of England –
"The information we have collated on the North’s biggest spending brands makes fascinating reading and shines a welcome light on familiar household names and also on several surprising names, particularly the numerous privately-owned concerns running highly profitable businesses from the North."
The family run business has already won prestigious awards such as ‘The Regional Employer of the Year’ in 2012, and is well recognised within the soft furnishing industry as members of The Furniture Industry Research Association, The Association of Master Upholsterers and Soft Furnishings, and also The Furniture Ombudsman. Sarah Page, Managing Director of Plumbs expressed her delight on this latest achievement:
"It’s extremely exciting for us to make The Prolific North Top 100 brands, especially to sit at spot 19 next to such large global brands. As a relatively small business in comparison to others on the list, it’s great to see our efforts recognized within the industry, and achievements such as this will only spur us on to go further in the future."
Plumbs have over 140 consultants throughout the United Kingdom, including the Channel Islands, Isle of Wight, Northern Ireland and the Isle of Man.
Plumbs Home Consultant will visit homes free of charge and can help advise customers on the appropriate covering solutions for their particular type of furniture, as well as a choice of fabrics and colours to match their décor.
Plumbs have been established for over 60 years and specialise in producing quality made-to-measure loose furniture covers, curtains and reupholstery.