Fast-moving fabricator The Window Outlet is celebrating its second birthday – a milestone that’s not only seen it recognised with Startup of the Year at the prestigious Business Leader Awards, but surpass the £2m turnover mark, having already hit £1m by the end of year one.
In that short time, The Window Outlet has quickly grown to become one of the biggest and most respected suppliers of aluminium windows and doors in the South West, becoming known for its signature commitment to short, uPVC fabricator-style lead times and 24-hour quote turnarounds.
“We’ve come a long way in a very a short amount of time,” commented Sales Director, Clive Uppington. “Obviously, that’s come down to a lot of hard work and determination – but I think it’s also the result of having the confidence to go against the grain and take a different approach to aluminium fabrication.”
“Aluminium firms have a reputation for being slow and inflexible. When we started The Window Outlet, Ben and I wanted to completely turn that on its head – putting the systems and procedures in place to deliver the level of quick, efficient service that installers have come to expect from uPVC fabricators. In a market where installers are operating in an increasingly competitive market, and are demanding shorter and shorter lead times, that’s proved to be an extremely valuable USP – and one of the key factors underpinning our success.”
2016 has also seen The Window Outlet recognised by a number of well-regarded award schemes. Earlier in the year, the thriving fabricator was named Start-up of the Year at the Business Leader Awards, while Managing Director Ben Warren was also listed in Business Leader’s Trailblazer Top 40, events both organised by Business Leader Magazine, the South-West’s leading B2B publication.
The Window Outlet has also been nominated for Social Networker of the Year and Aluminium Company of the Year at this year’s National Fenestration Awards – the awards voted for by industry experts online and not judging panels. The Window Outlet walked away with the aluminium company award at last year’s event.
The Window Outlet was founded in 2014 by Ben Warren and Clive Uppingham. Today, the company is the region’s leading fabricator of high-end aluminium windows and doors. Known throughout the industry for short lead times and quick quote turnarounds, The Window Outlet is respected for its commitment to quality, choice and exceptional customer service.