Record turnover for Bradford chemicals firm Christeyns

Record turnover for Bradford chemicals firm Christeyns

BRADFORD-based chemicals manufacturer Christeyns announced a record turnover as the company met for its annual sales conference.

The firm hosted a group-wide conference for its key divisions from across the UK and Ireland in Leeds last week.

A leading supplier in the hygiene world, manufacturing detergents and supplying engineering equipment and expertise, there were more than 100 employees at the event.

Representatives from all its divisions, including laundry, food hygiene, specialist construction chemicals and professional hygiene came from across the UK to attend.

The conference provided the opportunity to announce 2019 targets for the business, for both Christeyns UK and its parent company Christeyns N.V. and for staff to look back on the successes and challenges of 2018.

Nick Garthwaite, managing director Christeyns UK, led the opening address and update from a UK perspective.

Alain Bostoen, CEO of Christeyns Group, provided the global viewpoint.

2018 proved another successful year for the company with the overall UK group turnover exceeding £60m for the first time in Christeyns’ history.

From January to December 2018 all divisions recorded positive turnover growth, with one division growing by 17 per cent.

Key issues such as industry trends and the impact of Brexit ,were discussed as well as training, marketing and business development across all its market sectors.

In addition Christeyns’ new Ozone cleaning technology, Speed-O, was launched to the sales teams.

“Conferences such as this are essential for the success of the company as a whole, providing opportunity to talk to and learn from other colleagues,” said Mr Garthwaite, managing director.

“We all gain a deeper understanding of the latest products and industry developments as well as insight into what will be the key issues for our customers over the coming year.”

With a continued focus on the environment and the challenges of producing innovative solutions, Christeyns is at the forefront of its field, constantly seeking to provide specialised chemicals and systems that offer optimum results whilst also reducing operational costs.

Christeyns announced last month that it had won a contract to supply a world-class hotel with laundry detergents and supporting machinery.

Adare Manor, located on the banks of the River Maigue in County Limerick, Ireland, is the former seat of the Earl of Dunraven and Mount-Earl and now a luxury five-star hotel.

In summer 2017 the venue underwent extensive refurbishment and now hosts 104 bedrooms. As well as detergents, Christeyns provided extensive training for the laundry team of 14.