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Black Country-based online football teamwear retailer, has secured significant funding from Santander Business Banking to facilitate the purchase of new premises following an extended period of growth and record revenues.

Established in 2011, Floors 4 You has quickly grown into a leading national supplier of laminated, wood, carpet and vinyl flooring specialist. The firm was started by Abdul Shakir and Yasir Mahkmoud, who have both worked in the flooring industry for the past 15 years, and remain the two shareholders of the company. The firm currently employs over 100 full time staff, and has 25 sites across the country.

Founded in 2010 by Richard Gerrard and Paul Goodman, GMS is an official distributor for leading global brands such as Bavelloni, Glaston, Forvet, HOAF, Techni Waterjet, Dip-tech and Forza G. The firm holds exclusivity agreements with its manufacturing partners, with GMS undertaking the sourcing, installation and servicing of all supplied machines to its UK and Irish client base. In an indication of the success of the business, GMS has seen revenues grow 49% across the two-year period to the end of FY2015.

Taking inspiration from the natural resources at hand – sea salt and seaweed, the Provenance Group’s products are now present in 33 countries and have more in their sights. Cornish Sea Salt is now exported around the globe and has inspired a new product range, Living Sea Therapy, a luxury spa treatment brand.

According to DIT, of the 2.5 million businesses registered in the UK, an estimated 360,000 who have an exportable product or service mistakenly believe there isn’t a global demand for it.

Thousands of new jobs could be created at small online businesses this year amid optimism in the sector, according to a report by eBay. The online giant's survey of 400 retailers found that one in eight expected to hire new staff in 2016 and a similar number believed they would start to export goods.


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