Cardiff-based Paramount Office Interiors has posted the most profitable set of financial results in its 27-year history and is forecasting continued growth in 2016.
The company’s recently filed 2015 accounts show a year-on-year increase in turnover of over 50 per cent, having increased to £14 million, with operating profits standing at £446,000. The success looks to continue in 2016 with the company already enjoying a full order book, which includes a rolling programme of fit-out projects across the UK for ITV and a multi-million-pound project for a leading defence contractor.
Nigel Roberts, who in January stepped up from the role of managing director to that of executive chairman, attributes the success to the culmination of several initiatives which the company has put in place in recent years.
Mr Roberts commented: “Three years ago, we moved into our new combined office and showroom in St Mellons, which was designed, constructed and fitted out by our own team. This has proven to be one of our best marketing tools and a facility which compares in quality with anything you will find in London and beyond.
“When potential clients visit our showroom and see first-hand what is possible in a workplace and how we approach a project, they want to do business with us.”
With workplace design now a major part of the wellness agenda, having an office environment which focuses on staff needs is essential to attracting and retaining the best people. This is something which Paramount’s new managing director, Andrew Roberts, son of founder Nigel Roberts, believes the company is well positioned to deliver.
He said: “Our focus on designing effective workplaces, combined with our ability to provide clients with the full package, from concept through to design, delivery and handover, was a factor in us winning major new contracts in 2015. These have included blue-chip clients such as KPMG, ITV and General Dynamics.”