The We Mean Business Pop-Up Expo offers an exceptional business opportunity. The Expo will showcase Croydon as London’s fastest growing economy benefiting from a mammoth a £5.25bn investment programme. It will also highlight the borough’s status as London’s leading tech hotspot.
Attracting business people from all types and sizes of firms, from start-ups to SMEs and leading corporates and multi-nationals, the Expo provides unrivalled scope for visitors to network, make new connections and do business, either at one of the 50+ company exhibition stands or at the Speed Networking Sessions.
Visitors can also gain a unique insight into the borough’s many business opportunities from leading experts at the programme of We Mean Business Pop-Up Expo Seminars which will run throughout the day. There will be topical discussions on key commercial issues affecting the Croydon, UK and world markets, with speakers offering market insights which no business can afford to miss.
With street food stalls on the forecourt of The Business Xchange Hub in Lansdowne Road offering every from coffees and snacks to breakfasts and lunches, there will be plenty of opportunities for informal networking.
We hope you will come and visit us on the first floor on Tuesday 3rd October, we would love to see you.
Futures Supplies always strive to deliver quality products, backed up with an exceptional customer experience and today we were delighted to invite independent inspector for the UK Cleaning & Hygiene Suppliers Association, Martin Yates to our premises to carry out an inspection of our products.
Representing all the major manufacturers and distributors of cleaning & hygiene products, the CHSA operates four accreditation schemes – three for manufacturers of soft tissue products, plastic refuse sacks and industrial cotton mops and one for distributors.
The CHSA Distributor Accreditation Scheme, which was introduced in 2017, requires regular periodic site audits to ensure conformance. Distributors must also sign a declaration that they will only stock and offer for sale CHSA accredited products or products that conform to the same standards as required by the relevant CHSA Manufacturing Standards Accreditation Schemes.
The aim of the schemes is to drive up standards in the industry and to ensure that what’s on the label is in the box so the customer always gets what they order and pay for.
We hope this provides our customers with further confidence and the assurance that we supply only products that meet the CHSA Accreditation rigorous high standards.
You can find out more about the CHSA Accreditation Schemes here www.chsa.co.uk
Futures Supplies is committed to the continual training and development of its team, especially when it comes to Health and Safety.
We are delighted that our Warehouse Manager, David Wilder and Office Manager, Andy Hills recently completed their refresher first aid training with St John Ambulance and both have passed with flying colours.The course was a combination of theoretical knowledge and practical sessions designed to develop
The course was a combination of theoretical knowledge and practical sessions designed to develop ability and importantly build practical confidence.
St John Ambulance is the nation’s leading first aid charity and has been has been saving lives since 1877. Every year, more than 400,000 people learn how to save a life through their training programmes. Constantly campaigning to raise awareness of first aid and directly educate the public, their volunteers provide first aid in the community, keeping people safe at events and working alongside the NHS in response to 999 calls.
You can find out more about St John Ambulance and their valuable work atwww.sja.org.uk
The Croydon Chamber of Commerce offer a fabulous opportunity to meet, socialise and network with like-minded businesses.
The annual BBQ held at Farleigh Golf Club is an event on the Chamber calendar that definitely should not be missed!
We had a lovely evening at this year’s event. The weather was perfect, the food was great and the company and the views were fabulous. We even managed to bag a couple of raffle prizes!
Futures Supplies have been supporters and members of the Chamber since 1995. We believe that membership offers excellent value in delivering networking opportunities and benefits to help support, grow and develop your business.
The Chamber is a local branch of London Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) which gives you access to a network of thousands of businesses across the capital.
Futures Supplies would like to congratulate Chequers on their incredible 30-year milestone.
Founded in 1987 by brothers Gary and Paul Jeal and joined by their sister Kate Ward, Chequers has gone from strength to strength over the past three decades. Maintaining family values at its core, the business has recently seen its second generation of family members join and thrive within the business.
We have been delighted to forge a strong partnership with the company over many years and were delighted to be part of their anniversary celebrations in June, held at Crystal Palace Football Club.
We wish Chequers continued success in delivering cleaning and facilities management services for many years to come.
Futures Supplies & Support Services has won a Feefo Gold Service award, an independent seal of excellence that recognises businesses for delivering exceptional experiences, rated by real customers.
Trusted Service Gold is awarded to businesses that use Feefo to collect genuine ratings and reviews. A badge of honour, this accreditation remains unique as all the awards are based purely on the interactions with verified customers. This feedback has been collated by the Feefo review platform, with the accolades being awarded based upon performance.
Marc Kemp, Managing Director of Futures Supplies commented: “It’s a real honour to receive this award from Feefo. To be recognised for delivering exceptional experiences to our customers is a great achievement. We’ve been working hard to ensure our customers receive the best service possible, and being able to listen, understand and respond to their needs has enabled us to continually improve our offering.”
Feefo is a ratings and reviews, and customer analytics platform. It collects genuine, purchase-verified reviews on behalf of over 3,000 businesses. Feefo ensures that all feedback is authentic, by matching it to a legitimate transaction.
Daniel Hills joined Futures Supplies & Support Services Ltd in 1997 as a Warehouse Assistant at just 16 years old. Over the ensuing 20 years, Dan progressed rapidly, acquiring additional skills through training, mentoring and experience, to the position of Office Manager and ultimately Operations Manager.
Assuming responsibility for the day-to-day operations of the business Dan’s role now includes client support, order processing, purchasing and co-ordinating logistics.
Dan is a key member of the management team. He is remarkably dedicated, loyal and cheerfully supports the team fostering a friendly and collaborative environment with both his colleagues and clients alike.
His dedication and work ethic never waver and this was rewarded with an all-expenses paid surprise trip to Las Vegas in March.
Dan said “Vegas has always been on my wish list, I cannot tell you what a fabulous surprise it was and how grateful I am. What an amazing time I had, I can’t put it into words. I am blessed to work at such an amazing company with a great team of people – roll on the next twenty years.”
Founder and CEO Mandie Kemp’s belief is that there is more to business than the bottom line. Futures Supplies has always been committed to the support and development of young people. It has offered apprenticeships and work placements to young people providing training and experience to help build their confidence with a view to catalysing long-term employment.
Mandie says, “Responsible business, sometimes referred to as corporate social responsibility or CSR, is at the core of our business strategies and Dan living breathing proof of this. I congratulate him for his long service, he is an inspiration and I wish him continued success in his role for many years to come. I hope the trip goes some way to shows how much we truly appreciate his loyalty, hard work and dedication.”
We recognise innovation and green products remain high on the agenda of procurement departments. Futures Supplies continues to research the market place to deliver innovations throughout our business processes and products.
Delivering an award winning service and sustainability, we are delighted to bring you an alternative to the wood pulp toilet rolls that are currently available – toilet rolls made from bamboo!
Cheeky Panda toilet rolls are made from FSC® certified tropical bamboo. They are luxuriously soft and are now on our shelves.
Bamboo is an excellent renewable resource and offers an alternative to the pulp tissue products already in the market place, it takes as little as 18 months to grow and is 100% biodegradable.
Why not give Cheeky Panda bamboo toilet rolls try?