UK Flooring Direct smashes through 100 staff mark

L-R: Sarah Genner, Faye Summers, Jordan Simpson, Luke Scott and Peter Bradley.

A national online flooring retailer, which is based in Hinckley, has broken through the 100 staff mark as it continues to grow at a rapid rate.

UK Flooring Direct, which moved to the Hinckley Commercial Park less than a year ago, has been hiring for a range of roles in the past few months and, having hit the magic 100 mark, is still on the hunt for more people in a range of sales, IT, marketing and warehouse roles.

The latest recruits include Jordan Simpson, as Trade Account Manager; Luke Scott, as Head of Category; Peter Bradley, as Samples Fulfilment Manager; and Sarah Genner, as Samples Consultant, to take the company into treble figures. All four are from the Hinckley and Nuneaton area.

The recruiting process is being managed Faye Summers, the company’s Head of HR and People Development, as the firm looks to take on another 60 staff in the next couple of years.

UK Flooring Direct Manager Director Jason Ashby, who founded the firm with his wife, Lisa, said the company is playing a positive role in the local community.

He said: “We are delighted to reach the 100 staff mark and credit must go to Faye who has hit the ground running in managing our recruitment as well as the training and development of the staff who were already here.

“The company has big plans for growth and we can only do that by attracting the right people who want to be part of this exciting time for the business.

“It’s important to us that we play a positive role in this area and employing as many local people as possible means a lot to the way we want the business to operate and is good for the regional economy.

“On top of that, we work hard to make this a great environment to work in, we give people opportunities to progress and, also, we look to support the local community wherever we can, especially when our staff are close to a certain project or cause.

“What’s even more exciting is that there is much more to come as we are still recruiting to continue the expansion of the business.”

Faye added: “The new members of the team here have settled in really well and it’s a testament to Jason and Lisa on the way they run the company that everyone has been made to feel so welcome. They set the ethos from the top and that ensures that the whole team all pull together and look out for one another.”

Sarah lives in Nuneaton, went to Nicholas Chamberlaine School in Bedworth and, up until recently, had worked in the care sector.

She said: “I love it here. Everyone is so helpful and welcoming and you are made to feel like part of the family straight away.

“When I saw the role advertised, I thought it would be perfect for me and that’s proving to be the case.”