Aquavision, the Stockport based manufacturer or waterproof televisions are preparing themselves for growth on an international level as orders boom.
The business who has numerous clients including luxury hotels has an increase in revenue of around 20 percent last year.
The company has now set itself a target of reaching a revenue of £5 million within the next 18 months.
Aquavision was started by entrepreneur Alistair Benn from his garage, in where he created the world’s first waterproof television.
His business first began to boom when he won his first order for a hotel project. It was so large that he had his entire family assisting him with the boxing and dispatching of the TVs.
Now Aquavision is operating from a 10,000 sq. ft. premises whilst employing 20 people and exporting 50 percent of its total business sales globally.
The four core markets Aquavision serves are: bathrooms, custom integrations, maritime and hotels.
The product range they offer ranges from 16” to a massive 85” screens which are all manufactured at their Grosvenor Business Park in Bredbury.
Alistair Benn, the managing director said:
“Waterproof televisions are in high demand across the world which is reflected in the fact that 50 percent of our orders come from overseas. I’m passionate about producing high quality, luxury televisions.
“From day one, we’ve never compromised on quality and this is why we remain the number one British manufacturer of in-wall and waterproof televisions. We work hard at maintaining our reputation and we’re proud of the work we’re doing here.”
Benn has said that the company has discredited any of the uncertainty prompted by Brexit and General Election.
“We’re still growing, we’ve got an international outlook to business and we’re certain our European and worldwide partners will continue to do business with us as long as we maintain our innovation and customer service,” he said.
“The exchange rate has been great for our export market and we see no reason why any business which strives for innovation and has a global outlook can’t succeed. We’re proud to be creating new jobs and we’re dedicated to being based in Greater Manchester as we target revenues of £5m within the next eighteen months.”
Aquavision is continuing to expand their growth and international sales with help from a Manchester-based accountant’s Alexander Knight & Co.
Murray Patt, the founder of Alexander Knight & Co said:
“Aquavision is a wonderful example of a successful British family-owned entrepreneurial company pushing the boundaries of what is possible in a fast-moving industry.
“We’re pleased to be working with the management team, advising them on tax strategy, growth and the business plan for the UK and international markets.
“Stockport is one of those areas of Greater Manchester that seems to have increasingly more entrepreneurs springing up, relocating and seeking professional advisers.
“Investment into the borough has been considerable and there is a business culture developing there largely as a result of the successful implantation of an economic development strategy supported by Stockport MBC.”