National Distributor Industrial Ancillaries engineers continued growth with premises expansion

04 Oct 2016

BFPDA member Industrial Ancillaries are a leading UK distributor of hydraulic, pneumatic, instrumentation and process products, with markets including engineering, oil and gas, renewable and geothermal energy, chemical, aerospace, automotive, food and beverage, cryogenics, plumbing and HVAC, to name but a few.

Thanks to a six-figure funding package from Yorkshire Bank, they have significantly expanded their Markham Vale Headquarters – with a new and improved workshop, increased office space, new meeting rooms, and a stylish staff relaxation space. The Trade Counter has been refurbished, offering a pleasant and informative experience for customers.

The new extension incorporates two purpose-designed training rooms, where the Industrial Ancillaries Training Academy holds industry skills training courses. Managing Director Jamie Dennis views staff training as a major focus for the business, and is an area he is keen to develop further. The Academy is also targeted towards clients, with a focus on working safely.

Jamie said: “Since purchasing the Chesterfield premises nearly ten years ago, we have grown our customer base significantly and more than doubled our turnover. We plan to continue increasing our range of both products and extended services.

“The new extension has allowed us to evolve the training arm of the business. Customer courses are aimed at those working with hydraulic and pneumatic hoses at all levels. As a leading supplier of these products we believe it’s vital to encourage a high standard of health and safety.”

The funding for the new extension was arranged by Steve Wicks, Commercial Relationship Manager at Yorkshire Bank. The firm was also supported by the Bank in 2007 when it originally moved to its purpose-built premises at the Markham Vale development in Chesterfield.

Industrial Ancillaries is a family business which was established in 1969 by Jamie’s stepfather Ray Harper. The firm employs 49 staff and caters mainly to the UK, but also carries out some export activity.

Steve Wicks, Commercial Relationship Manager at Yorkshire Bank, said: “Industrial Ancillaries has more than 45 years’ experience of efficiently delivering a growing range of products to its customers. The business has recently extended its services by investing in the training academy in the new extension. We are proud to have supported the firm when it purchased its premises in 2007 and now with the new extension. We look forward to continuing to help Jamie and his team reach their future goals.”

Photo: (left to right) Jamie Dennis, Managing Director of Industrial Ancillaries and Steve Wicks of Yorkshire Bank.

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