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Oct 29, 2020
Growing North East flooring firm creates 50 jobs as lockdown sparks demand The Shildon wholesale company is also planning to recruit more staff to meet the demand from customers keen to spruce up homes 15:52, 29 OCT 2020 Sign up to FREE email alerts from BusinessLive - North East Subscribe When you subscribe we will use the information you provide to send you these newsletters. Sometimes they’ll include recommendations for other related newsletters or services we offer. Our Privacy Notice explains more about how we use your data, and your rights. You can unsubscribe at any time. Thank you for subscribingWe have more newsletters Show me See our privacy notice Invalid Email A County Durham flooring wholesale company has taken on 50 new staff and plans to recruit more to meet demand for its products. Less than two years after securing a major private investment, Kellars has grown from a company supplying flooring to a handful of customers in the Greater Manchester area to now operating across Northern England, North Wales, and Scotland. This means it is on course to become the largest independent flooring wholesaler in the UK. Over the last two months, Shildon based Kellars has taken on 50 staff to work in its head office, three large regional depots, and its sales team. This is despite the Covid-19 pandemic and subsequent Government lockdown which meant it had to cease trading for several months. Kellars director Andy Duce said: “Once it became clear that people were concentrating on improving their homes during lockdown, we knew we had to be ready to supply our products to customers when it was safe to do so. Read More “This is because we carry an unrivalled range of flooring and have an extensive stock holding too. “In the vast majority of areas we serve, we can also provide next day delivery, so our trade customers know they can rely on us and ultimately that’s good for them too as they build up a positive reputation with their residential customers.” “It’s an exciting time for Kellars and our next goal is to expand into other areas of the UK.” Kellars flooring products include carpets, laminate, vinyl and artificial grass. It also supplies flooring accessories such as underlay, trims and adhesives. Kellars now employs over 90 staff across its three sites in Shildon, Stockport and Glasgow.