Winners of Theo Paphitis #SBS Sunday

Small Business Sunday, shortened to the hashtag #SBS on Twitter, was created by Theo Paphitis in 2010. Theo is best known for appearing on Dragons Den on BBC Two. He is Chairman of Ryman Stationery, Boux Avenue lingerie and Robert Dyas, as well as joint owner of Red Letter Days.


Each week, Theo rewards businesses that tweet him @TheoPaphitis and describe their businesses in one tweet of 140 characters or less including the hashtag #SBS. The team at Futures Supplies was absolutely over the moon to be selected as a winner on 15th February out of hundreds of entries.

Every Monday night at 8pm, Theo reviews and chooses his favourite six, the lucky six are then retweeted to his followers providing a massive boost to the chosen lucky businesses by increasing Twitter followers, creating positive media publicity and crucially increasing sales!

Everyone who has ever won a #SBS retweet becomes part of an elite business club of like-minded individuals who can share business opportunities, successes and networking opportunities.

There is an extremely diverse array of amazing SMEs within #SBS who we are delighted to be a part of. With access to the SBS website and directory providing a valuable profile to all the winners, as well as an annual event where winners get the opportunity to meet Theo and network with other worthy winners, we are excited for the year ahead as an official #SBS winner.


Futures Supplies Give A ‘Personal Touch’ To A New Partner

In today’s turbulent times of fast and chaotic change, no force is more grounding and stabilising than a partnership with customers and Futures Supplies has always lead the way in managing and delivering exceptional business partnerships with its customers and is pleased to be working with Personal Touch Cleaning Services Ltd (PTCS), to deliver washroom and cleaning products across all of its contracts.

Personal Touch Cleaning Services Ltd, is a well-established family owned contract cleaning company offering services nationwidPersonal Touch 20131101e and, therefore, has the very same values and ethos as we do – a perfect fit for a partnership.

In a brand new venture for the company, which this year celebrates its 30th anniversary in the cleaning industry, award winning Futures Supplies will be delivering an ‘online web shop’ to enable PTCS customers to order products simply and effectively to enhance the PTCS current offering to its customers.

Personal Touch Cleaning Services is committed to ensuring that all its customers receive the best possible service and its philosophy is to aim for the highest possible standards by providing a helpful, friendly and complete service to its clients. With this is in mind, PTCS has recognised that Futures Supplies is not only innovative but has vast experience in new technology and that we can add value throughout all areas of its business. We are currently assisting and developing systems and ways to help its ‘back office’ administration and operations through delivering budget control facilities and help PTCS reduce and control its costs long into the future.

Nicholas Duque, Commercial Manager at PTCS says, “It is a very important year for us so we really wanted to work with the best in the business. We have found that Futures Supplies demonstrate this time and time again with its experience in innovation and through building great partnerships that will benefit both our companies.”

Meeting Government and Industry Standards Through Constructionline Accreditation

Constructionline LogoTo ensure we provide the most efficient procurement process and further endorse our credentials to deliver Service, Quality, Value, Reliability and Sustainability, Futures Supplies recently became Accredited by Constructionline.

This will see our customers and prospective customers reassured by this third party, recognised endorsement and help them achieve further savings in both costs and streamlining of their back office form filling.

Constructionline is the UK’s largest Government-owned register of contractors and consultants and with over 8,000 key decision makers from over 2,000 buying organisations who use Constructionline to select quality pre qualified suppliers.

A Public-Private Partnership between Capita and the Department for Business Innovation & Skills, Constructionline is a perfect fit with Futures Supplies.

Partnered With Multiple Award Winners

Carbon Neutral Company LogoFollowing its award for the Best Offset Retailer award for the second year running in April this year rewarding efficiency, reliability innovation and quality of service in the carbon market, The CarbonNeutral Company was voted joint winner of the Best Advisory firm, Voluntary Carbon Markets in Carbon Trading magazine’s 2012 market survey.

This award recognises the work it does with its clients like Futures Supplies to create carbon credit portfolios that meet specific carbon management requirements.

We are delighted to be working alongside such a credible company in reducing our environmental impact through measuring the carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions associated with our business, reducing them at source, and then offsetting any unavoidable emissions by purchasing carbon credits to deliver carbon neutral supplies to all our customers.

Delivering Carbon Neutral Supplies to your Door for over Six Years

Carbon Neutral Certified LogoFutures Supplies is delighted to have its green credentials independently endorsed for the sixth year running. This is a highly sought after accolade and recognises the company as an industry leader in its field for its environmental commitment and for delivering carbon neutral supplies to its customers.

Demonstrating our commitment to reducing CO2 in accordance with leading edge quality assurance standards, the CarbonNeutral trademark is one of the world’s most recognised and robust brand marks for greenhouse gas emission reduction.

As a result of this reduction process coupled with offering the unavoidable emissions associated with our business, our carbon footprint is reduced to net zero.


Plimsoll Publishing Award Futures Supplies ‘Outstanding Company’

Plimsoll LetterFutures Supplies is delighted to have been recognised with the accolade of ‘Outstanding Company 2012’ to add to its already impressive number of awards.

The award is given by Plimsoll Publishing Ltd, the world’s leading provider of market reports and company analysis who stated that it is a result of hard work, diligence and commitment. It also identified Futures Supplies as a business that has maintained outstanding performance over a period of time, due to sound management.

Futures Supplies was also listed in the report as a Best Trading Partner and Fastest Growing Company in its industry.

Great stuff hey!

Celebrating Quality and Environmental Re-Certification Since 1997

ISO 9001 & 14001 CertificatesFutures Supplies is delighted to have successfully gained re-certification to BS EN ISO 14001 and BS EN ISO 9001:2008 for a further 3 years until 2015 for its environmental and Quality Management systems.

To gain and maintain certification, Futures Supplies ensures legislative compliance, records information on the operation of its QMS and EMS and demonstrates continual improvement. Increased credibility comes from regular independent assessment to ensure its Environmental and Quality Management System continues to meet and exceed the requirements of the standard.

We all want to have confidence in the goods and services that we use. Trust is essential whether in the high street, the supermarket or buying as a business.

 Accreditation by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) is key to ensuring that consumers, suppliers, purchasers and specifiers can have confidence in the quality of goods and in the provision of services throughout the supply chain.

UKAS accreditation means the evaluator can show to its customers that it has been successful at meeting the requirements of international accreditation standards.

This means that our customers reduce the risk of selecting an incompetent evaluator and paying for, or more seriously, acting upon invalid results. Too many of Britain’s companies run the risk of undermining their long-term success by purchasing independent evaluations that are not UKAS accredited.

Futures Supplies’ credentials are endorsed by certification to BS EN ISO 14001 and BS EN ISO 9001 through Det Norske Veritas (DNV).

Accredited by United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS), DNV, established in 1864 is dedicated to the principle of safeguarding life, property and the environment.

Award winning and customer focused, we at Futures Supplies, hope our consistency of approach, endorsed by recognised accredited third parties, makes us a trustworthy, dependable and credible choice, to deliver both quality and sustainability throughout our business processes and services.

WWF Ranks Metsa Tissue The Best!

WWF Logoproducers on their global ecological footprint, we are delighted that Metsa Tissue, our supply partner for many years, has been ranked ‘best’ in the category of public corporate responsibility reporting and environmental management systems.

As part of the index, Metsa Tissue allowed WWF to scrutinise its global paper production on key environmental criteria, such as fibre sourcing from sustainably managed forests, clean production and public reporting and came out with an impressive 86% score.

Mika Joukio, CEO of Metsa Tissue says, “This excellent ranking is rewarding and highly motivating as a lot of attention and work has been put into our transparency and environmental performance.”

Futures Supplies would like to pass on big congratulations to all the team at Metsa Tissue.