DCS celebrates “best ever” year’s trading and sets its sights on £200m sales

Health, beauty and household brands sales and distribution company DCS has hailed 2013 as its “best-ever” year.

Stratford-upon-Avon-based DCS started 2012 with £127m sales and closed 2013 recording sales of £179m – growth of £52m in just two years – a 41% rise. Sales rose £31m during 2013 alone.

Founded by Denys Shortt OBE (pictured) in 1994, DCS now employs more than 400 people including temporary staff and handles sales and distribution for P amp;G, Unilever, Colgate, PZ Cussons, SC Johnson and Osram into specific channels while boasting consistent service levels of more than 99.5%.
The rapid growth was helped by the five DCS “growth accelerators” – Leading Brands, Consumer Insight, Creative Marketing, Leading Edge Technology and Achieving Excellence, said Shortt.

The company has also increased its sales team as well as an adding 150,000sq ft of warehousing space at Long Marston Business Park.
Shortt is also co-founder of Enable Software and Deal-Track – both of which provide software to leading retailers and buying groups.

He said of the DCS success: “We have shown 20 years of consistent growth, which is quite unusual. This is down to a focused strategy and the great team at DCS which drives the business forward.”

DCS celebrates its 20th anniversary this year and is hoping to pass the £200m sales milestone.

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