T.B. Davies UK

Origins

The business was founded on the desire to develop a unique business which seeks to recognise and reward the efforts of all individuals as well as providing the basis for continuous learning and improvement. It was extremely difficult without a prior trading history to be taken seriously enough by major companies in order to bid for the type of contract being targeted. When the company eventually broke down this barrier, it found many other possibilities opened up - as its reputation grew so did the business.

Success Factor

The company decided to invest heavily in state of the art 3D CAD Design capability at a very early stage, which gave a an advantage over competitors in being able to demonstrate conceptions to clients pre contract award and consequently give them confidence in the team’s ability. T.B. Davies also has a strongly focused management team with the determination to succeed in meeting the very stringent demands in respect of quality and delivery of target customers. Finally, access to the right type and level of commercial funding and state aid schemes such as the Small Firm Loan Guarantee Scheme and the Assembly Investment Grant (both of which have benefited the company) were critical in the first three years of the business.

The Future

The business has recently acquired two other mature businesses in the same sector as a result of owner Manager retirement and plans are in place for these to be moved from their existing locations in Feltham and Dorset back to a new purpose built site on Bridgend Industrial Estate. From this site, the company plans to push forward into new markets and territories and aims to double the existing turnover by 2011. As a result, a further 30 quality jobs are expected to be created by the Company over the next two years.