September 6th, 2016

Stratford’s DCS Group celebrate another year on the up

Stratford’s DCS Group celebrate another year on the up Stratford’s DCS Group celebrate another year on the up
DCS Group founder Denys Shortt. (s)
Updated: 8:46 am, Jan 11, 2016

THE STRATFORD-based DCS Group has achieved a record 21st year of growth with sales of £186million last year.

The Timothy Bridge Road firm started from nothing in 1994 and now employs over 320 people. The company is the UK Sales and Distribution company for P&G, Gillette, Unilever, Colgate, PZ Cussons and SC Johnson.

Founder Denys Shortt OBE said: “Considering 2015 was a very tough year for the supermarket industry – we are particularly delighted to report another record year. Our strategy is to drive growth.

“We are financially supported by Barclays Corporate and we hope to pass through the £200million milestone this year.”

DCS is a strong supporter of British manufacturing and has invested over £5million into a toiletries manufacturing plant in Stratford which makes hand wash and shampoo for many supermarket chains. The factory exports the Enliven Brand to 75 countries around the world and employs 100 people.

Ray O’Donoghue, managing director of Barclays Corporate, said: “DCS Group is a shining example of a Midlands company driving growth within the new Midlands Engine and West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA). We are delighted to be supporting them”

Mr Shortt was awarded OBE for Services to the West Midlands Economy in 2013 for his work as Chairman of the Coventry & Warwickshire Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP).

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