V & A Holdings International Ltd are synonymous with fast growth in Wales, with activities ranging from the manufacturing the world’s first non-spill toddler cup (with international sales in excess of 100,000 units per week) to leading the market in the manufacture and design of top quality hardwood, softwood and uPVC conservatories, windows and doors.
Based in Cardiff, the company is essentially an amalgamation of four subsidiary companies - V&A Marketing Ltd, V&A Coatings Ltd, V&A Windows Ltd and V & A Plastics Ltd - all of which are owned by Vic Davies and Adrian Llewellyn Jones. V&A Marketing was established to exploit intellectual property rights for new and innovative products, and its most successful brand to date is the world’s first non-spill toddler drinking cup - The Anywayup CupTM - that was awarded Millennium Product status by the Design Council in July 1998. The Anywayup CupTM is sold in all leading supermarkets, nursery retailers and pharmacies throughout the UK and has European distribution via MAPA in Germany as well as international distribution agreements as far a field as Australia and the Far East.
V & A Plastics produces a wide range of quality nursery products under the ‘Tough and Tumble’ brand name whilst V & A Coatings provides on-site respraying of shop fronts of major multiples and retailers and other commercial premises throughout the UK. This subsidiary has also recently won a contract to coat the skins and canopies of Amsterdam’s International Airport retail lounge and media centre extension. On the other hand, V&A Windows provide the sale, design, manufacture and installation of top quality conservatories, doors and windows.
The success of V & A Holdings International Ltd has meant that the group has seen its turnover grow from just under £400,000 in 1996 to a staggering £3.8 million in 1998. This year the group estimates further sales growth towards somewhere in the region of £8.5 million. The group now employs over 100 people, all drawn from the local community and is committed to sustained growth through a continued investment into quality. At present all companies of the group hold the ISO 9002 accreditation.