Perthshire Business of the Year

Perthshire Business of the Year

The Bathroom Company is crowned Perthshire’s top business.

The Bathroom Company has hit the jackpot again, after being crowned Perthshire’s top business. The Bathroom Company was announced Perthshire Chamber of Commerce 2011 Business Of The Year title at a glittering Star Awards ceremony in Crieff in November.

Managing director Lawrence Haddow and delighted staff from the 18-year-old family business were showered with praise after securing the Marketing Campaign category trophy and going on to claim the overall trophy and title. Around 300 guests heard how The Bathroom Company captured the judges’ vote for its “success, passion and drive.”

The company retails, designs and installs high quality bathrooms to both private and commercial clients and employs 13 installers and a further five staff at their 4,500 sq ft showroom.

Chamber President Stephen Leckie said: “The Bathroom Company is a small independent, local retail company which has achieved not only financial growth but also UK wide national recognition despite the economic downturn which has affected many others in its sector.

“The Bathroom Company won the overall Perthshire Business of the Year title because of the huge impact that embracing marketing for the first time has had on the business operation, profit and culture over the last year,” he explained. “They demonstrated real passion for the business and also for their new found advocacy of marketing with commendable success.”

A delighted Lawrence said the award proved that a small Scottish business based in Perth can, when it’s focussed, compete with the best across the UK and win.

“We’ve proven that you don’t have to spend a fortune, but can be creative and still have a major impact on your business,” he said. We had the nerve to invest, at a difficult time, and the sense to make it cost-effective. And in marketing we’ve embraced something new, and sometimes a little bit scary, which has really helped to secure our business.”

Perthshire Business of the Year