A study by Plimsoll Publishing Ltd has rated Futures Supplies and Support Services Ltd as “STRONG” in their latest analysis of the UK’s largest companies. This is the highest accolade awarded by Plimsoll and reflects our outstanding performance over the past 12 months.
This has been achieved in a difficult marketplace where a number of competitors are in financial danger and a record number are making a loss.
The Plimsoll analysis individually asses each company and provides a rating of Strong, Good, Mediocre, Caution or Danger, we are delighted to be one of only a minority of companies in our sector rated at the top of our field as “Strong”.
You can get the latest report industry report at www.plimsoll.co.uk <http://www.plimsoll.co.uk>
From 1st June 2015 all products will be labelled under the new Globally Harmonised System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS).
It is implemented in the EU via the Classification, Labelling and Packaging Regulation (CLP), where previously chemical products were regulated in the UK under CHIP.
New red diamond shaped Hazard Pictograms will replace the orange square Hazard Symbols, though some of the internal images are similar.
The presence of a new Hazard Pictogram on a label does not necessarily signify a change in the formulation, and could just be a consequence of compliance with the new classification system
As before, a system of calculations and thresholds is used to classify products. However, some of the threshold levels under CLP are lower than under CHIP.
For example under the CHIP system a product would need to contain more than 20% of an ingredient classified as R36 (Irritating to eyes) to trigger an ‘Irritant’ hazard symbol but under CLP this is reduced to 10% to trigger a hazard pictogram. This may result in many products being classified where previously they were not.
All Safety Data Sheets can be downloaded directly from each products page of our website
Congratulations to all members of the team at Futures Supplies in this our 20th year, we have successfully gained re- certification to BS EN ISO 9001:2008 for our Quality management System and BS EN ISO 14001:2004 for our Environmental Management System for a further 3 years.
We want our customers to have confidence in the goods and services that we supply and we do not think it is enough just to make claims about our quality and environmental credentials. At Futures Supplies, we believe that these should be backed up and certificated by independent bodies, auditors and assessors. This year we were delighted that a UKAS representative accompanied our DNV assessor further endorsing our exceptionally high standards throughout our business and processes.
To ensure transparency and creditability, we have maintained certification to BS EN ISO 14001:2004 and BS EN ISO 9001:2008 since 1997 through recertification and annual external auditing carried out by Det Norske Veritas (DNV) who are UKAS accredited.
Accreditation by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) is key to ensuring that our customers can have confidence in the quality of goods and in the provision of our services.
A big thank you to all the team who contribute daily to ensure Futures Supplies remains at the top of our field and demonstrate continual improvement through the whole of our business process.
A special thank you goes to the Management Team for their support and input during the process especially to Andy our Office Manager and Environmental Manager for leading the audit.
The whole team at Futures Supplies would like to thank Jo, Mark and all the team at Metsa for the most fabulous cake to help mark our 20th year celebrations, we are delighted to be able to work with such a great trading partner.
As the manufacturer of Katrin products, Metsä Tissue is a leading manufacturer of tissue paper products to professional users in Europe. It has eleven production units located in Finland, Germany, Poland, Russia, Slovakia and Sweden and in value terms is the fourth largest supplier of tissue paper products in Europe.
Metsä Tissue lead the tissue industry in developing low-impact processes and practices. Recycled fibre accounts for 60% of the fibre it uses and all primary fibre suppliers are chain-of-custody certified, ensuring sustainable forest management which means they make the perfect partner for Futures Supplies.
We are all excited and delighted…… the champagne corks are popping as we celebrate 20 years in business.
Twenty years marks a significant milestone for Futures Supplies. We began as a small business working from home with a garage full of toilet rolls and cleaning supplies delivering door to door. We have now grown to become an award winning company with a turnover in excess of £3.5 million. Working with local customers and on a national basis we are honoured to be able to celebrate this occasion with many of the people who have shared our journey and contributed to make the company the success it is today.
Futures Supplies was set up in 1995 by current CEO Mandie Kemp and in the last two decades the company has established itself as a pioneer, innovator and leader within the cleaning industry. The company is now well established and respected and is recognised as a major player in distributing washroom, cleaning, janitorial and associated products. It is proactive in its approach to the environment and is committed to Corporate Social Responsibility, always seeking ways to put something back into the local community, whilst delivering exceptional value and customer service excellence.
We are thankful to our many customers and partners for their loyalty over the past twenty years. Our industry has evolved and developed significantly, there has been substantial growth and competition is always fierce. Throughout these changes and with difficult economic conditions, we have always remained focused on collaborating to deliver added value, quality products and an exceptional first class service. We never forget the customer comes first, and positioned for long-term success are excited to have such a young, dynamic and forward thinking team to lead the company into the future.
We would like to offer our heartfelt congratulations to our supplier Evans Vanodine who has been named as a winner of a Queen’s Award for Enterprise in the category of International Trade. The award is in recognition of the company’s outstanding overseas sales growth over the last three years.
Evans exports to seventy-two countries worldwide, with a further ten countries serviced by licensed manufacturing units overseas. Over the last three years new sales territories have been added, such as New Zealand and South Africa, with the latter noted as being particularly promising.
Evans Vanodine is a family owned company whose products cover an extensive range of cleaning and hygiene applications for industrial, janitorial, food process and animal health sectors.