Topping off a prosperous year that’s seen it celebrate its second birthday and surpass the £2m turnover mark, fast-moving aluminium fabricator The Window Outlet has been named Start-up of the Year at the prestigious Business Leader Awards.
Organised by Business Leader Magazine, the South West’s leading B2B news platform, the Business Leader Awards seeks to recognise and celebrate the region’s hardest-working entrepreneurs.
An expert judging panel, made up of ten of the area’s most respected businessmen and women, spent four weeks scrutinising over 130 entries across fourteen categories. That initial pool of entrants was whittled down to three for each category – and at a glamorous award ceremony held at the Bristol Hotel, The Window Outlet was crowned Start-up Business of the Year.
“It goes without saying – we were over the moon to be named Start-up of the Year,” commented Ben Warren, The Window Outlet Managing Director. “In just two years, we’ve come such a long way as a business – pioneering uPVC-style quick lead times and quote turnarounds, and closing in on £2m turnover. We’re growing all the time – adding more products, winning more business, and expanding our reach across the south of England. It’s a hugely exciting time for us – and getting the Business Leader Award really is the icing on the cake.”
“Clive Uppington and I started The Window Outlet, but it isn’t just about us. Our present success wouldn’t have been possible without the hard work and dedication of dozens of staff, and this award is as much for them as it is for us. I’d like to thank them for everything they’ve done for the company over the past two years.”
Established in 2014, The Window Outlet has risen from Bristol-based start-up to become one of the country’s largest aluminium trade suppliers. Predominantly serving the West Country, but increasingly expanding its reach further afield, the fabricator has won respect across the industry for its signature commitment to 24-hour quote turnaround, and the kind of short uPVC-style aluminium lead times virtually unheard of in the industry.