Case Studies

Renfrewshire kitchen retailer cooks up success

Business Gateway's funding advice allowed the local business to expand its operations.

29th July 2019

About the business

Since launching in 2003, The Kitchen Depot has grown from a family-run retailer to an established franchise operation with 12 showrooms across the UK. In 2010 the company decided to manufacture its own kitchens, making significant investment in new production facilities in Telford and Hillington. Further, recent investment in Hillington has involved a relocation to much larger premises, with the company now occupying an impressive 20,000 square feet facility.

Without Business Gateway’s help, I would have been unable to access key areas of assistance which are crucial to the growth plans of the company.

How Business Gateway has helped

To support the relocation of the new Hillington site, The Kitchen Depot sought investment to purchase additional machinery to enable them to bring the production of kitchen doors in house. Business Gateway identified Regional Selective Assistance as a potential source of funding and the company was successful in securing the necessary investment. Additional support, by way of a Workplace Innovation Review, will ensure that the company has the necessary people skills and management structure in place to support to the continued growth of the business.

Mark McCay, Managing Director, of The Kitchen Depot commented: “I really appreciate the support and guidance offered through Business Gateway. Without this help I would have been unable to access key areas of assistance which are crucial to the growth plans of the company.”

Gary Kenyon, Business Adviser at Business Gateway said: “We are always pleased to see an independent business flourish into a burgeoning franchise, particularly family owned organisations. Thankfully Business Gateway has been able to offer guidance and support that have allowed The Kitchen Depot to secure investment which will be a catalyst for further growth.”

Support Provided

1:1 Business Support

Scottish Enterprise Support

Advice on Funding

Specialist Support

What’s next?

Due to increased demand, The Kitchen Depot is continuing its rapid expansion. Another showroom has recently opened in Greenock and one in Ayr will open later this month.

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