“Jack of one trade - Master of one!” these are the words of Paul Shearman and probably the reason that this year sees the Folding Sliding Door Company celebrating ten successful years in business.
In 2001 Paul and his wife, Tracey, identified a gap in the market for folding sliding doors. Before taking the plunge, Paul undertook some market research asking 200 architects around the country if they would be interested in the product. Of these, 196 replied expressing interest and The Folding Sliding Door Company was born. Ten years later, the Folding Sliding Door Company is the largest designer and manufacturer of folding sliding doors in the UK. This Bradford based company has 68 employees currently with that figure expected to rise due to the demand for their quality products and has premises that occupy 55,000 square feet. “In fact”, states Noreen Williams, the Sales and Marketing Director, “our clients are taken aback by the size of our premises here in Bradford. It’s rather like a tardis - its façade can be deceiving!”
Year on year, The Folding Sliding Door Company has seen significant growth, due not only to the innovative design and high quality products, but also because they specialise in this one product alone. Offering six different materials with a range to suit all budgets. The staff that have contributed to The Folding Sliding Door Company’s success by being able to become specialists - from the sales team through to the staff in the factory. No wonder that 2010 saw a turnover of 6.2 million with all eyes firmly on a 10 million target for their 10th year! The Folding Sliding Door Company values all staff and their contribution they make. As part of their celebrations, founder and CEO Paul Shearman is due to take everyone and their partners for a long weekend to Tenerife!
Noreen Williams continues to say “Quality is key here at The Folding Sliding Door Company we are UK based, wholly independently owned and operated business specialising in the design, manufacture and distribution of folding sliding doors worldwide. All our products conform to British regulations - something which is independently evidenced, giving our customers peace of mind. With over 50,000 satisfied customers wordwide and a recent launch into the USA we think we’ve got it right!
In a nutshell – why compromise on security, weather resistance or performance? The Folding Sliding Door Company can help you increase your options with wider openings and limitless door configurations – we’ll work with you to make sure that we exceed your expectations. Aesthetically pleasing, uniquely designed flat handles ensure flat folding, with uncompromising operation.
We know that you’ll appreciate the opportunities that we’re able to offer you from our extensive range, combined with our innovative design and state of the art folding, sliding door technology. For the best advice we can offer, contact us now on 0845 644 6630 or visit our website www.foldingslidingdoors.com to see what a difference our folding, sliding doors can make to your life.”