To our customers and suppliers
In support of the national effort to contain the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19), and in line with Governmental advice, our trading practices will be significantly reduced as of the close of business on Friday 27th March 2020.
As always, the health, safety and wellbeing of our employees, customers, suppliers and communities remain our primary focus. We have already taken steps to reduce our office/warehouse staffing levels to the bare minimum and have enforced strict social distancing guidelines for remaining members of the team.
We will continue to run limited deliveries next week for urgent orders that have already been placed. However, our branches will NOT be open for collections or for customers to visit.
The vast majority of our sales and admin team are now working from home, so please feel free to call your usual contact with any product or technical queries you may have.
We will continue to update our website and social media channels as the situation develops, and we thank you for your continued support and understanding in these difficult times.
With kind regards
THE TEKFLOOR TEAM
Due to the current coronavirus pandemic, the health and safety or our staff, customers and suppliers remains our No1 priority. We are actively encouraging extra hygiene and social distancing as much as possible throughout our entire business and adhering to all Governmental guidelines.
Yet despite the challenges we are facing, we remain optimistic and are maintaining a policy of ‘keep calm and carry on’.
We still are offering a NEXT DAY DELIVERY service for most stock items. However, in line with Government guidelines we are having to keep our drivers at a distance of 2-metres from any other individual. This means that signing PODs is proving to be immensely difficult.
As of this morning, we have adopted a temporary policy concerning our POD’s.
Our driver will deliver your goods in the usual manner, but there will no hand-over of POD paperwork. Instead, the driver will note the name of the customer who received the goods and will record this on the note along side the time and date. Our driver will then sign the POD him/herself on behalf of the person receiving the goods. We have implemented this procedure to ensure the protection of your workforce as well as our drivers.
We sincerely hope you will understand why we are taking these extraordinary, yet necessary measures and would urge you to contact us immediately should you have any concerns.
Take care of yourselves out there!
With best regards,
THE TEKFLOOR TEAM
This week marks the 7th anniversary of TEKFLOOR being in business.
And we couldn’t let the occasion pass without saying a massive THANK YOU to everyone who has supported us, worked with us, taken a chance on us and believed in us during this time.
TEKFLOOR’s Joint Managing Director, Steve Foster said, “Like most young businesses, we’ve had our moments over the last 7-years. And we’ve learnt to take the rough with the smooth. At the moment though, business is booming! The whole idea of creating a customer focussed business – specifically tailored towards the floor screeding, drywall and external render industries – is really starting to pay off; not just for us, but for our customer base too.”
“We’ve made some heavy investments just recently, especially when it comes to our transport and warehousing activities. We’re also working with a couple of suppliers on some exciting R&D projects which will result in the launch of a few new products in the months ahead. Order values are increasing and we’re constantly having to take on extra staff to cope with the workload. It’s a great position to be in.”
Here’s to many, many more exciting years ahead.
TEKFLOOR is committed to being the number one distributor of screeding products, drylining materials and external render products to the construction trade throughout the UK. As an independent business, they offer excellent levels of service to their customers by offering a free technical advice service – helping them choose the right products; being competitively priced and offering a flexible delivery service. The technical experts at TEKFLOOR have a wealth of knowledge, qualifications and experience, so clients can be confident that any technical query they may have can be answered swiftly and professionally.
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Here at Tekfloor, we believe in giving our team a well-deserved break over the Christmas period.
So we’ll be closing our doors on Tuesday 24th December 2019 and reopening again on Thursday 2nd January 2020.
On behalf of the management and staff here at Tekfloor we’d like to take this opportunity to wish all of our terrific customers and suppliers a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year as we look forward to a new decade in 2020.
New fleet signals the
Following recent news of a successful multi-million-pound fundraise, screed & render distributor, TEKFLOOR has today taken receipt of a brand-new 32-tonne truck; the very first in a substantial upgrade to its fleet.
With a faultless commitment towards commercial success, TEKFLOOR’s partnership with new vehicle partner, MARCOL, will ensure that their self-managed transport arm remains fully operational; and equipped with the latest, most efficient fleet of commercial vehicles.
In the first phase of the fleet overhaul, the company will take delivery of no less than 23 brand-new, fully liveried vehicles.
TEKFLOOR’s Joint Managing Director, Adam Wiszniewski, told us “The partnership with Marcol represents a significant opportunity for us and we are delighted to be working with them. The confidence they have shown in our management team and future direction has been genuinely encouraging and we look forward to a long-lasting partnership.”
The investment will enable Tekfloor to augment its success to date and pursue exciting new opportunities. These include moving into the external wall render market where it aims to repeat its success in the screed market by becoming the UK’s leading independent in renders also. To facilitate these plans,
Adam went on to say that since an increasing number of customers were insisting on the use of rigid vehicles, it was the perfect opportunity to move away from tractor and trailer units and focus on customer demand.
“When it came to selection, the shape of the new fleet has been very much customer led. One of our greatest strengths as a company is that we listen. We strive to give our customers exactly what they need to make their own jobs/lives easier.
“By changing from 26-tonne to 32-tonne units, the new rigid vehicles will of course accommodate more weight; meaning customers are set to receive far fewer deliveries. The other plus is that there will be fewer haulage miles travelled; which of course is a big tick in the box towards our environmental aims for the company.”
All new vehicles are set to meet all of the latest requirements for compliance with FORS GOLD, TFL, CLOCS and Network Rail, with a number of safety features being included as standard.
“All new vehicles will be fitted with camera equipment and parking sensors. However, with London’s ‘Direct Vision Standard’ HGV safety scheme currently under consultation, we felt it necessary to go a step further with our rigid units and look towards a more future-proof solution.”
The lower door panel on the passenger door comes equipped with a viewing window, which allows the driver a much clearer view of cyclists and pedestrians approaching the nearside of the vehicle.
TEKFLOOR anticipates that the new fleet will offer increased flexibility and improved service to customers, at the same time as delivering proved efficiencies through planning backload collections.
As the UK’s leading independent distributor of screed, render and associated products to the construction sector, TEKFLOOR’s ambitious plans for the future are set to see the company’s turnover more than double.
One of the Sheffield City Region’s fastest growing businesses has secured a substantial equity investment from UK Steel Enterprise (“UKSE”), the investment subsidiary of Tata Steel.
Following a competitive process,
Rotherham-based Tekfloor is now established as the UK’s leading independent distributor of screed and associated products to the construction sector. Under the stewardship of owners Steve Foster and Adam Wiszniewski, the company has delivered rapid growth with turnover set to exceed £20m in 2019.
The investment is the next logical step in Tekfloor’s development, providing a solid foundation for the company to further enhance sales and profitability by exploiting strategic growth opportunities.
Since Tekfloor’s inception in 2013, its success has been built on exceptional customer service and technical expertise, supported by robust systems and procedures.
The investment will enable Tekfloor to augment its success to date and pursue exciting new opportunities. These include moving into the external wall render market where it aims to repeat its success in the screed market by becoming the UK’s leading independent in renders also. To facilitate these plans, Tekfloor is expanding its specialist team and investing in a new fleet of vehicles.
Photo from left to right: Keith Williams, UKSE; David Forrest, BHP Corporate Finance; Steve Foster,
A BHP Corporate Finance team of John Longstaff, Mark Cooper and David Forrest acted as lead advisors to the company with Paul Trudgill and James Burdekin from Keebles providing legal advice. Keith Williams and Gordon Jamieson delivered the funding package from UKSE, with Nick Goulding providing legal support.
Adam Wiszniewski, finance director at Tekfloor, said: “Steve and I have known for a long time that the potential for Tekfloor was huge. The only thing holding us back was a lack of funding. It is very satisfying when a reputable investor like UKSE gives us such a vote of confidence. This investment will allow us to really kick on to greater things.”
David Forrest, partner at BHP Corporate Finance, said: “This is a genuine landmark moment for Tekfloor. Since starting out only six years ago the business has achieved phenomenal growth and of course had to deal with the inevitable challenges of such a growth trajectory along the way. This development capital fundraising is perfectly timed and gives Tekfloor the platform to take the business to the next level. It’s been a pleasure for us to have been part of their journey for several years now and we look forward to continuing to support Steve and Adam going forward.“
Keith Williams, regional manager at UKSE, said: “It was an easy decision to invest in
Paul Trudgill, partner at Keebles, said: “After having acted for Tekfloor for several years and seen them grow significantly in that time, it was great to be able to assist them to secure the investment they need to achieve their ambitions.”
We are delighted to announce the appointment of John Whaling as Non-Executive Director of Tekfloor Ltd.
Tekfloor is coming up to its seventh year in business and has seen incredible growth during that time.
As each year has passed, we have continually strived to improve our offering and service levels by obtaining accreditations such as FORS Silver; moving into an impressive new head office in Goldthorpe; installing robust IT systems; investing in a brand-new fleet of HGVs and Moffetts – to name but a few.
We see the appointment of a Non-Executive Director as a natural next step in Tekfloor’s ambitious plans for sustainable growth, and we could not have found a more qualified person than John Whaling.
John joined SIG plc (or Sheffield insulations as it was back then) in 1979 as a trainee computer programmer. He was appointed as a director in 1989, just before to the stock market floatation, and remained as a UK board member until leaving in 2011. Since then he has spent much of his time helping various charities and local businesses. He can often be found watching Rotherham Titans RUFC, where he is currently Commercial Director.
Given John’s knowledge, skills and expertise, we are certain that he will play an instrumental part in offering support and advice to the directors of Tekfloor, as we continue to maintain our plans for rapid growth.
This week marks the 5th anniversary of TEKFLOOR being in business.
And we wanted to mark the occasion by saying a massive THANK YOU to everyone who has supported us, worked with us, taken a chance on us and believed in us during this time.
We have to admit, it hasn’t all been plain sailing. But as the lyrical masters Chumbawumba once said – “you get knocked down, you get back up again”!
TEKFLOOR’s Joint Managing Director, Steve Foster said, “Like most young businesses, we’ve had our moments over the years and you have to be prepared to take the rough with the smooth. But at the moment, I’m delighted to say that business is absolutely booming! The whole idea of creating a niche service specifically for the floor screeding industry – with a strong focus on top quality products and an unbeatable level of service is really starting to pay off.”
“We’ve invested heavily in the business just recently, especially in our marketing and distribution activities, and we are working on a number of exciting R&D projects which will result in the launch of a few new products in the months ahead. Order values are increasing and we’re having to take on extra staff to cope with the workload. It’s a great position to be in.”
Here’s to many, many more exciting years ahead.