Online tile retailer Tile Mountain has been awarded a place in Fast Track Ones To Watch 10 list, which is due to be published this weekend in The Sunday Times, alongside the 21st annual Sunday Times Virgin Fast Track 100 League table.
The list represents companies whose sales growth falls just short of the main league table, but who are set to grow rapidly in the future.
Commenting on the inclusion, tile Mountain MD Jeremy Harris said: “We’re very proud to have been included in The Sunday Times Ones To Watch 10 category for 2017 and that our efforts in establishing Tile Mountain as a key retailer in the extremely competitive tile market have been recognised by such an esteemed and established body. To be included in a category that recognises the UK’s fast growing companies affirms the intentions and vision we had for this business from inception and is testament to the hard work of the close-knit Tile Mountain team that has helped position the company as a top ten ‘one to watch’.”
The company, which is based in Stoke-on-Trent, was launched in 2013 by former Tile Giant owner Mo Iqbal, who is the retailer’s chairman, former Topps Tiles commercial director Jeremy Harris, who holds the role of managing director and Nick Ousted, who is a non-executive director, and previously held the role of chief executive at Topps Tiles.
Tile Mountain has recently invested heavily in its warehousing and distribution network, building a new 120,000sq ft distribution and office facility in Tunstall, Stoke on Trent in the spring. The business has also invested in sales, marketing and customer service people, this investment has totalled almost £10million and has been undertaken to facilitate future expansion. During 2018 the company says it will continue to expand its range and marketing its products to a wider audience, with the aim of growing sales year on year by at least 40%. Tile Mountain has an aggressive plan to grow the business to £50million over the next five years, measuring its growth against KPIs such as customer traffic, samples sent, conversion rates, and average transaction value.
Mr Harris added: “In four short years we have not only established the Tile Mountain brand through pro-active omni-channel marketing, fast, efficient order fulfilment, and exceptional customer care, but have also gained significant market share from our competitors thanks to our unique value proposition that allows us to pass on huge savings to our customers.”
“It’s fantastic to see that the great strides we have made as a business are being acknowledged and that our innovative approach that harnesses technology and has seen us invest over £20million in a new headquarters, systems, logistics, and stock, is helping us towards our goal of becoming the number one destination for tiles online.”