DSales (UK) Ltd, the UK distributor for Develop range of multifunctional document imaging systems, celebrates its tenth anniversary this year. Founder and Managing Director, Jonathan Whitworth, started with no external funding and the company had sales of over £2 million with a six figure profit line in its first trading in 2006. This has risen to a £13.2 million turnover for the last financial year.
The company is now the biggest distributor for Develop systems outside of the German home market, supplies a network of over 130 dealerships across the UK and has created direct employment for 13 staff, including three salespeople, four engineers, four administrators and one marketing manager, plus Jonathan as MD. All this has been achieved against the background of the worst economic recession for 80 years, when competitors have seen stagnant or negative growth.
DSales’ tenth anniversary year will be marked by a series of celebratory events, many involving the charitable causes the company has supported as part of its corporate social responsibility programme.
Commenting on the prospective anniversary year, Jonathan Whitworth stated, “Our tremendous success over the past ten years is due to the hard work and exceptional motivation of the whole DSales team. We are also fortunate to have recruited an outstanding network of dealerships, with the skills and service delivery to put the Develop range at the forefront of a highly competitive market. I look forward to celebrating our tenth birthday with the whole DSales community.”