Family-run firm celebrates two years of trade with appointment of son-in-law
11 April, 2018
To celebrate a successful two years of trading, Autosmart in Lincoln has taken the decision to expand its family-run firm by taking on the owners’ son-in-law to operate another vehicle.
In March 2016 after 15 years in the construction industry as a Senior Manager, owner Laurie King bought the Autosmart franchise that covers Lincoln, Sleaford, Gainsborough and Market Rasen with his wife Debbie.
Autosmart is the UK and Ireland’s largest manufacturer and distributor of professional vehicle and food processing cleaning products for trade customers.
Two years on Laurie and Debbie have managed to grow the business by approximately 80% and have now taken the decision to take on a second vehicle to help them with their continued growth plans.
As part of these growth plans the pair has taken on son-in-law Craig Hayes to operate the new vehicle.
Laurie told Lincolnshire Business: “In the first year we moved from a storage container into a dedicated warehouse facility to cope with increased stock levels.
“Although Autosmart are the largest chemical supplier to the automotive industry trade with over 300 products, it is our unique delivery, cost control and H&S compliance that sets us apart and has led us to being used in any industry that has a cleaning need, including a dedicated food range launched in 2015 for food processing places”