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The spotlight is on – JTD Building Supplies

Midland Lead The Spotlight Is On


How long have you been established: 5 years

Number of employees: 8

Where are you based: Meltham, Holmfirth, West Yorkshire

How long have you worked with Midland Lead: Since we opened our doors

What are your best-selling roofing product: Roof windows

Based in West Yorkshire, Tony Sharkey and his 7 employees have managed to progress from a laptop and mobile phone to becoming a member of the National Merchant Buying Society Ltd (NMBS) and turning over £2.5 million last year, all this within five years of trading. With such a successful story, we interviewed owner Tony to see how he managed it all.

“We managed to become part of the NMBS within our first few months of trading which opens you up with 100’s of suppliers. This was brilliant for us and it allows you to get better credit, which everyone in business understands how valuable that can be.”

Tony mentioned how he noticed a few similarities between his own business and how Midland Lead operate “We both offer competitive prices and offer the highest level of service which keeps our customers happy.”

Always happy to offer advice to other businesses, we asked Tony for his tips on success.

“A few things that I think have made my business a success are:

– Being a member of the NMBS early on gives you a credible starting point and really helps with new business.

– I think it’s really important to motivate your staff and reward them accordingly.

– Making sure any enquiries, problems or orders are dealt with efficiently.

– Having key decision-makers available is also really valuable to your customers.”

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