Sugro UK member, Paul Bentley Wholesale is celebrating 35 years of trading success, its anniversary year beginning this month.
The company was founded in 1981, when Paul Bentley left the safe employment of an established confectionery wholesaler, to start his own company with his wife Sue.
Success was instant and within a year, the company acquired its own premises, with two further adjacent units in Buckley, Flintshire being added over the next decade. In 1990 Paul acquired land nearby and built a warehouse and offices, which was extended to the present 10,000 sq.ft operation in 2012. Paul and his son Andrew, who is now running the company, are now looking for larger premises to house the rapidly expanding business.
The company plans a special 35th Anniversary promotion in July and August this year, with further activity in September and October.
Andrew Bentley says: ‘We continue to achieve double digit growth each year, but, with supplier support and the activity we plan, we are targeting a 30% increase in volumes this year. Everyone at Paul Bentley Wholesale is very much looking forward to the year ahead. It will be one of celebration and hard work, which, when we achieve our intended aspirations, will provide considerable commercial benefit to our customers and suppliers”.
More in the June issue of Wholesale News.