York-based Elcocks is set to invest in its digital capability and online sales channel after receiving a £500,000 funding package from Santander Corporate & Commercial.
Elcocks was established in 1971 by Claude Elcock, who recognised that professional tradespeople in Yorkshire needed a greater level of choice and service for local tool and equipment hire. Since then, the business has grown substantially with the addition of branches in Driffield and Goole while the range of products has expanded to meet the changing demands of the market. The business is very much a family business and is now run by Claud’s son Ivan with his two children, Claire and Andrew.
The funding from Santander Corporate & Commercial will allow Elcocks to expand its hire fleet with the addition of the latest machines including new Hitachi power saws, sweepers and steam cleaners. The funding will also allow for more staff training to ensure all employees can answer any customer queries related to the goods sold. Elcocks is keen to move with the digital age and will also be investing in a ‘click and collect’ service for local customers.
Ivan Elcock, Managing Director, Elcocks, said: “Elcocks is very much a family business and the increased involvement of Claire and Andrew signifies that we are moving into the next generation. We have always been aware of the need to move with the times and our plans to invest in new digital services for our customers is a real testament to this.”
Riana Azam, Relationship Director, Santander Corporate & Commercial, said: “Elcocks is an excellent example of a family business which has been able to diversify and now offers customers a wide range of products and services. Customer service is at the core of this business, as shown in their investment in training, and we at Santander are confident that because of this, the Elcock family will continue its success in the future.”
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