Derw Glass

Origins

The company started in April 1990 when the founder was made redundant from a local glazing company. He worked alone for the first 12 months, working 18 hours a day and 7 days a week. His tasks involved taking orders from customers, manufacturing the orders, delivering and invoicing, and his biggest challenge was to find customers as nobody knew what quality of work could be delivered

Success Factor

The main factors that have led to the success of the firm include the quality of work manufactured, which tends to repetitive, and being Kite Mark and BSI Registered. However, the key factor has been the total commitment of the staff at Derw Glass Ltd.

The Future

The future strategy for the business is to double the turnover in the next 12 months, which will also mean doubling the number of staff. The firm has recently gained planning permission to erect another extension to the existing factory. Derw Glass also hopes to begin exporting within the next year.