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 want your customer experience to be a positive one from placing your order through to its arrival, therefore along with customer service training all our drivers are provided with external driver training.
This ensures our drivers develop greater hazard awareness and risk perception skills reducing the driver’s vulnerability to accidents and the risk of personal injury or damage.
In-vehicle driver training is universally recognised as the single most effective way to reduce driver related incidents ensuring your delivery arrives safely and with a smile every time.
We would like to wish you and your families a very Happy Christmas and a Prosperous New Year.
It’s been an amazing record year for Futures Supplies. We have enjoyed celebrating some key milestones with you including our 20th Anniversary, receiving the award for The Best SME Business 2015 and the highest accolade awarded by Plimsoll for ‘Outstanding Performance’ – thank you.
You can continue to place orders on line 24 hours a day, 7 days a week as normal at www.futures-supplies.co.uk right through the Christmas and New Year period and remember we will be here if you have any last minute requirements up to and including 24th, 29th, 30th and 31st December.
A heartfelt thank you to all our valued customers for your loyalty and support throughout 2015 and a promise from all the team here to continue to deliver exceptional service and value throughout 2016 and beyond.
Our celebration 20th Anniversary newsletter is now available on the website.
It’s been an amazing journey and we never forget that without the support of our amazing team, suppliers and customers both past and present that we wouldn’t be here today, so a heartfelt thank you goes out to you all.
We hope you enjoy the old photos of the journey as much as we did putting them together to share with you.
Here’s to the next 20 years!
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>
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.
Watch out for your Santa Selfie here……………………………
Our very own Santa Daniel is busy out and about throughout November and December delivering Christmas cheer to our wonderful customers to thank you all for your valued business and loyalty over the past year.
Following the appointment of Marc Kemp as Managing Director this year, Futures Supplies has seen considerable growth and continues expand its young vibrant team with well trained, motivated and quality personnel to support the ever expanding customer base.
The company now runs seven delivery vehicles, a team of drivers and warehouse support staff and has recently seen David Wilder join the team as the Warehouse Manager. With his vast experience in this area David will oversee and support the team to ensure we deliver the very best in customer satisfaction throughout the logistics department.
David is responsible for the day to day and smooth running of the transport department, its personnel and vehicles. He is an experienced manager, a qualified first aider and experienced reach truck operative. He oversees goods in and out and supports the logistics team including the drivers to ensure they carry out their roles to meet customer expectations and ensure the continual improvement and smooth running of the logistics department.
Futures Supplies continue to encourage and support promotion and career growth from within and with its young, dynamic team seeing further expansion in 2014, Leiann Kemp has now been promoted to the position of Sales Manager.
Leiann joined Futures Supplies in 2006 as a general office assistant, she was promoted to Sales Support Administrator and to Customer Service Manager & PA to the MD in 2008. She has become a well-established and experienced member of the team and has always been a rising star, named ‘Scholar of the Year 2013’ at the Katrin Training Academy programme beating over 70 other candidates to a prize that will see her visiting Finland in early 2015.
We wish Leiann all the very best in her new role at Futures Supplies in supporting all our valued customers and managing the overall sales function of the business.