Both Danzer and AV Group have delivered really strong performances this year so we thought a quick round up and a big thank you was due to all of our wonderful staff!
AV Group has reported a record year for profit and growth with an 18% increase in profit in the year to September 2015, with turnover up to £6.8m from £5.8m. Turnover for Danzer in the last financial year field was £5.380m with profits forecast this year at £420k. In May alone we received orders exceeding £1.5m for Danzer which is fantastic news and down to the huge efforts made by our team.
In June we were shortlisted in the Derby Telegraph Business of the Year Awards for Excellence in Manufacturing and came runners-up which was a fantastic achievement. In Manchester we have also been shortlisted by the judges in the Manchester Evening News Business of the Year Awards and we will know more about that in the Autumn.
Director Helen Scott was also invited to represent Danzer Limited by taking part in a Family Business round table discussion which appears in the latest Midlands Business Insider Magazine.
Our export business continues to grow with new phases of the Iron Mountain project now installed in Helsinki and our steel sales, rental and modular building orders continue to go from strength to strength. We now have 26 staff working for AV Group and 51 for Danzer and everyone of them has played a significant role in helping to achieve the growth we have seen in the last few years.
The Directors would like to thank everyone for their continued hard work and to welcome some of our latest recruits.
David Lear is our new Production Manager at Langley Mill who joined us this year and is doing a fantastic job in keeping everything moving and ensuring we deliver our orders on time and without a hitch.
We have also welcomed new steel estimator Daniel Chatfield to the team and Martin Smith who joined as our Modular Estimator. Daniel will be concentrating on our Protecta and Openspace quotes as well as supporting the modular estimating and office team at Langley Mill. We have also appointed our first ever full time electrician at Denton, so a big welcome to Jack Cox.
As the team continues to expand we have also appointed Angela Bloomfield as HR officer helping on all staff and employment matters and Amanda Caddick has joined us in the positon of credit controller.
Also joining us this year are Henry Nash, Stephen Gervin and Daniel Rook who all run our Denton yard so capably. Josh Berry is our trainee installation operative and of course our Health and Safety Expert James Kelly who represented us so ably at the Houses of Parliament recently.