75th showroom opens for Wren Kitchens
Wren Kitchens in Basingstoke - the 75th showroom for the North Lincolnshire firm.
By Scunthorpe Telegraph | Posted: 12 Dec 2018
Wren Kitchens has opened its 75th showroom nationwide, with two more to come before the year is out.
The Barton-headquartered giant has launched in Basingstoke, hot on the heels of Cambridge and Plymouth in the past few weeks. Ayr and Eastbourne will also follow in a frenetic period.
It has previously stated it is aiming for 150 locations, and has featured as a Sunday Times Top Track 250 entrant.
More than 4,100 people are employed by the North Lincolnshire company, with 2,500 based in the Humber region, mostly at the huge 'Nest' complex on Falkland Way, which is also the administrative base, as well as further manufacturing sites at Scunthorpe and Howden.
On track to pass the £500 million turnover mark this year, in October it was named the second best company to work for in the UK by Indeed. It was ranked just behind global tech leader Apple, based on millions of reviews by employees.
“We have been such a fast-growing company it has made it a really exciting place to work,” managing director Mark Pullan said at the time. “People have seen the expansion, the growth, much of which has been from recommendation and word of mouth. "It wasn’t until last year that we did national television advertising. It has been based on amazing products, hard work, great showrooms and enthusiasm. It is a really fast-paced family business, where there is director access, and ability to make changes – where ideas to add value can be rolled out very quickly."
The roots can be traced back to the Hygena brand from North Bank entrepreneur Malcolm Healey. He sold that, started again from scratch in 2009, and now chairs the firm.