The 2016 “1000 companies to inspire Britain” report from the London Stock Exchange.

Visitors to our website may have noticed a little icon at the bottom left of the screen. It says “1000 companies to inspire Britain”

This relates to a 2014 report from the London Stock Exchange which identified the 1000 top performing UK businesses whose performance marked them out as making a disproportionate contribution to UK economic growth. Not only were these enterprises recording sustained growth in revenue and profit, they were also substantially outperforming competitors in their sector.

Back in 2014 we were pleased, but a little surprised to be included in that original report. In 2015, we were staggered to be included a second time, one of only 250 or so to make the list twice. When we discovered that we also featured on the 2016 list, one of just 40 businesses out of the 5.4 MILLION in the UK to score the “hat-trick”, we were blown away!

2013 to 2016 has been a time of great change for Williams & Co – doubling in size, relocating our head office, re-designing our logistics systems, all capped off when the staff and management clubbed together to buy the business from the Williams family in 2015. Our plans for growth continue with more branches, more great new products, and some much-needed investment in IT, all designed to improve our offering to our core customers: self-employed tradesmen and small independent businesses.

It’s hard to put into words the pride that we have in our business, and on behalf of the team at Williams & Co I would like to take this opportunity to say an enormous and heart-felt “THANK YOU” to all our customers and suppliers.

For more details about the London Stock Exchange report, click here. You will find our entry under our official name “Williams Trade Supplies Ltd”.

Roll on 2017!

Ray Stafford