A north-east tender liquids manufacturer says making an investment in people and procedures has enabled it to grow revenue through 20% and personnel with the aid of 50% in the last one year.
Sunderland-primarily based Clearly Drinks, which produces flavoured waters, said its strong financial year was all the way down to investing in body of workers throughout the commercial enterprise with 37 new roles brought, bringing the firm’s headcount to 113.
The outlay has enabled the team to boom manufacturing by using 25%, with the plant now generating extra than 1 million litres every week.
Turnover for the remaining 365 days has reached £18m, the employer said. In its last annual document and debts, for the 12 months ended 31 December 2017, turnover become £14.2m. Pre-tax income, in the meantime, turned into £400k – up from £150k the year before.
In addition to its branded flavoured water range, Clearly Drinks is a contract bottler for the likes of Hartridges, Get More Drinks and Sainsbury’s very own-label.
Managerial modifications at the enterprise
The recruitment pressure on the business enterprise has prolonged to managerial workforce. Mick Howard, who joined Clearly Drinks as chief running officer in March 2018, became promoted to chief govt in January 2019.
A new operations director, finance director, head of marketing, environmental co-ordinator and income director have also joined the agency within the past 12 months.
Howard stated: “It’s an exceedingly thrilling time for Clearly Drinks and we’re searching ahead to keep growing on a national scale over the approaching months.
“We provide various our very own brands in addition to an industry-leading contract bottling service however at the heart of the whole lot is our spring water – drawn immediately from our on-web site boreholes into Hadrian’s Well.”
Howard said the enterprise was committed to ensuring that it became “continuously innovating” to fulfill the desires of customers. “We have spent that final 365 days making an investment within the wealth of local skills and knowledge in addition to growing our new and present manufacturers.”
Water drawn from a spring
“We have constantly prided ourselves on growing a scrumptious, fresh range made from ingredients all sourced proper here within the UK, from the water (straight from our very own spring) and flavours to our bottles.”
“I am additionally extraordinarily proud that every one our products are bottled at source so the simplest traveling they do is from our plant to save, contributing to our commitment to sustainability along our plastic and sugar discount strategies, as well as initiatives for the green use of assets, lowering our carbon footprint and alternative offset plans.”
Founded in 1885, Clearly Drinks attracts spring water without delay from two boreholes at the doorway of its factory in Southwick.
Its fruity and fizzy drinks comprise no sugar or no delivered sugar, in addition to no synthetic colorings or flavourings.