Europe’s biggest sash window manufacturer Victorian Sliders will create even more jobs after receiving £14m in investment by Business Growth Fund (BGF) for 31% share in the South Wales firm.
Founded 16 years ago by CEO Scot Starkey, Victorian Sliders is unique in the sector for its ability to extrude its own profile, and make its own glass units and hardware, manufacturing thousands of energy-efficient ECOSlide sash windows every week.
Over the last few years Victorian Sliders has enjoyed huge growth, driven by soaring demand for stylish, eco-friendly and practical sash windows. It’s expecting to deliver over £30 million turnover this year.
The significant investment from BGF will enable the company to double production capacity and further invest in its recycling plant, as well as create dozens of new jobs.
Scot Starkey commented: “We’re delighted to have secured this investment from BGF, while also benefiting from BGF’s unparalleled business expertise. This investment will enable us to grow faster, support our customers even better and expand our existing team of highly skilled and dedicated employees.
Edwin Davies, Investor at BGF who has joined the board, said: “It’s a great time to work with an ambitious business such as Victorian Sliders. The company has an impressive product range and some very exciting growth plans, which we are looking forward to helping them deliver.
“We’re particularly excited about investing in a Welsh manufacturing business, as the country is home to many of the UK’s most ambitious companies. Through the provision of equity investment and our board support, we’re sure Victorian Sliders is destined for an exciting future.”
Mark Huxtable also joins the board at completion as non-executive Chair. Mark has significant experience in manufacturing through his 30-year career at Nuaire.
For more information visit www.victoriansliders.co.uk or call 01269 846200.