Clearview National November 2015 - Issue 168 - Page 15

INDUSTRYNEWS The National Plastics’ experience »»National Plastics has seen astonishing growth in the past five years, adding £9 million to its turnover by extending its product range, opening new sites and making acquisitions. Managers of some of the most recently opened stores share what it’s like to be part of the UK’s largest independent trade counter network. Mike Long, manager at the Worthing store, says: “It’s great to have the structure of a bigger chain and our customers really appreciate the wider range of stock, the better availability and the more competitive pricing.” Paul Legrange, manager at the Horsham branch, agrees, saying: “National Plastics’ buying power has made a big difference. Our customers comment that we’re much cheaper now and they appreciate us carrying a wider range of stock.” Over at the Worcester store, manager Jon Wells echoes the advantages of being part of a bigger network. “The better availability than before is a real advantage. We’ve also seen investment made – we’ve had new racking installed which has made the place look a lot smarter.” National Plastics intends to grow its network of stores to 50 by the end of 2017. From talking to store managers across the country it is clear that becoming part of the network is a positive move. www.national Specialist Manufacture & Supply of the Highest Quality Fixings to the Glass, Sign & Fit-out Industries Dedicated to providing our customers with the best possible practical solution for their application. • Drilled & Tapped Screws • Conical, Dome & Mushroom Coverheads • Flat & Securit Style Coverheads • Mirror & Glass Fixings & Fittings Tel: 01843 593 440 | E: | F K Moore Limited, 5 Wilton Road, Haine Industrial Park, Ramsgate, Kent CT12 5HD C L E A RV I E W-U K . C O M » N OV 2015 » 15