Epwin Group Listed in Sunday Times Top Track 250

Published: 18th February 2011

Epwin Group Listed in Sunday Times Top Track 250

The Epwin Group, the specialist low maintenance building products group, has been listed as one of the UK’s top 250 mid-market businesses.

In its sixth year, The Sunday Times HSBC Top Track 250 annual league table is compiled by Oxford-based research company Fast Track.

It places the Epwin Group among a select number of UK businesses – including amongst others Harrods, Selfridges, Virgin Active and Arsenal Holdings which it identifies as adopting an innovative approach to the downturn.

An introduction to the study in the Sunday Times states: “The Top Track 250 identifies the mid-ranking private businesses that have taken steps to survive and even thrive through the recession and its aftermath.”

It continues: “Without doubt, Top Track 250 companies have been hurt by the banking crisis and the recession. . . but what is heartening about this year’s league table is the ambition, ingenuity and sheer strength on display as firms face the fall-out. “

Appearing in the Top Track 250 for the fifth time and with an annual turnover of £171.7million at its last published accounts, the Epwin Group was listed by Fast Track as the ninth largest business in the South West and 191 nationally.

With unparalleled experience in the supply of low maintenance, energy efficient PVC-U products to the home improvement, social and new build markets, Epwin Group companies have collectively offered a lead to the building products industry in sustainable innovation.

This commitment was recently recognised with a short-listing this October by Group Company Profile 22 in the Sustainable Housing Awards 2010 for the supply of energy efficient windows and the recovery and recycling of waste PVC-U on behalf of Watford Community Housing Trust.

Sister company, Swish Building Products was also short-listed in the National Recycling Awards Best Recycled Product 2010 category earlier this year for its pioneering low maintenance, ‘low CO2’, recycled PVC rainwater system – a category won by the Group in 2009 for the installation of windows manufactured from 98 per cent recycled material in Manchester.

Jim Rawson, chairman, Epwin Group said: “Few businesses have escaped the downturn but while we have had to make difficult decisions along the way we have managed to maintain an unparalleled level of financial stability. This is the foundation on which we have built and continue to build our award winning lead in product innovation and sustainability in building products.

“We are particularly pleased with our PVC-U recycling business Dekura, which has developed well over recent years and is a clear industry leader.”

“We also look forwards. We are fortunate to boast a wealth of talent and experience on which we continuously draw to build-in greater efficiencies and added value to our product ranges to ensure that we are in a position of strength to support our customers and geared for growth as the economy recovers.”

For more information on low maintenance, sustainable and energy efficient building products from the Epwin Group visit www.epwin.co.uk or call 01242 243444.

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