White Stores have won the Growing Business of the Year Award at the Countywide Essex Business Awards 2015. Established for 20 years, the Essex Business Awards are a local platform for showcasing the very best business successes in the area.
Celebrating our 10th anniversary in 2015, White Stores are now one of the UK’s largest independent online retailers of garden furniture and accessories. We are experts in the promotion and sale of outdoor living products such as garden furniture, outdoor heating and lighting, BBQs, artificial Christmas trees and outdoor decorations. Our extensive range of furniture includes chairs, sofas, tables, dining sets, sun loungers, daybeds, parasols, cushions and covers. White Stores specialise in stocking modern, synthetic rattan garden furniture – in additional to garden furniture made from more traditional materials such as metal and wood.
The aim of the Essex Business Awards is to raise company awareness, increase networking opportunities and improve company image and customer confidence. The Countywide Awards recognise the efforts of companies from all areas across Essex who have one thing in common, the dedication to achieve excellence. The awards are open to small, medium and large companies that have shown a dedication to hard work and commitment. A company can be nominated by an owner, employee or a satisified customer. The 2015 winners were announced at the awards evening held at the Cliffs Pavilion theatre in Southend-on-Sea on Friday night.
“It is a tremendous honour for all of us here at White Stores to be winners in the Countywide Essex Business Awards for 2015,” says James Whiteley, the 30-year-old founder and managing director of White Stores. “Over the past 10 years, everybody on the team has put their heart and soul into providing the best possible products and service to our customers. We hope our successful association with this prestigious business award will help White Stores achieve even greater things over the next 12 months.”
The Meet the Winners article in the Evening Echo newspaper adds:
“After two weeks visiting many businesses that have delivered impressive growth in Essex, it was apparent that competition was high and judging would be extremely difficult. White Stores were deserved winners. They have undergone an amazing growth in recent years, but the barriers that they have to overcome everyday just made the growth even more impressive. The range of products and new online distribution channels, coupled with exemplary customer service has clearly been well thought out, in addition to their branding which gives the feel of luxury and elegance. Any business that has a bottom line associated with the British weather and shows continued growth has to be the highest of calibre.”
Pictured above: James Whiteley, founder and MD of White Stores
Growing Business of the Year 2015
Pictured above: White Stores’ Ryan Everitt (centre) collects our award