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CPC PORTRAY SUCCESS STORY IN THE MIDST OF
Back on the road again, CPC and the trio of Mark Ramsden, Andy Page and John Key
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he names are certainly familiar. warehouse and offices for maximum we also enjoy who we deal with,” says Mr
Mark Ramsden, Andy Page and operational efficiency. Ramsden with a genuine smile.
John Key; place these same names “There were some hairy times and on The company exceeded a turnover of
under the company heading CPC occasions we found ourselves literally at £3m in it’s first full year of trading which is
and you may be experiencing a strong the label printers waiting for the ink to a remarkable achievement given the
sense of swimming pool trade déjà vu. dry,” said Mark. “We also wanted to make current economic conditions but Ramsden
Complete Pool Controls Ltd (CPC) has sure that we would provide service with a is self effacing on the subject saying: “ We
been trading since February 2007 and the genuine smile – as opposed to the are cautiously gracious rather than
company offers a welcome success story in fictitious ones from the pages of business triumphant in our success so far and are
the midst of a bleak period where good manuals – and by all mucking in together well aware that there are difficult times
news is somewhat thin on the ground. and maintaining a sense of humour we ahead. We have a great internal ‘spirit’
Mark Ramsden and Andy Page are two of managed to do just that.” and are once again pulling together to
the most knowledgeable technical and ‘Knowing what we were doing and ensure there are strategies in place that
chemical water treatment experts in the UK doing it’ is what Mark Ramsden proffers as will support our customers in 2009 and all
today. Add another couple of specialists CPC’s core business philosophy from the will be revealed in the New Year.”
into the mix in the shape of John Key and outset. “Every company be it large or As well as some popular niche products
Dave Kent and complete the impressive line small is only as good as its people and it that are carried due to specific customer
up with Marie Kilminster and Nicola Jones as was a compelling bonus that we were able requests and not freely available elsewhere
frontline in-house customer service contacts. to secure talented warehouse and CPC has three main product sectors in
Throw in experienced warehouse and manufacturing staff who knew exactly how their well supported stable of brands. Blue
manufacturing team players working out of to turn a tonne bag of acid into a 500g pot Horizon for pools, AquaSPArkle for spas
the 15,000 sq ft premises in Gloucestershire (2,000 of them actually!) stick on a label and hot tubs and the heavier duty yet
and you have the formidable presence of 19 that was worded in the exact way the straightforward CPC Commercial line.
individuals all with a strong desire to work customer wanted then packed and Other key products include Natural
together in building a successful business and shipped swiftly and efficiently.” Chemistry and Aquablanc together with a
satisfying the toughest of customer demands. Respected pool companies such as BTU comprehensive range of dosing and
The initial start up was arduous with the Pool Services, Staxil, Cascade EA and control systems plus analysis software. spn
tasks of everything from writing labels, Southern Pool Services, plus many other
developing good sales and marketing obtain their chemical supplies from CPC and
COMPANY NAME
literature and sourcing supplies being the company views this as a compliment and
telephonesolid 0871 222 9082
shared out amongst the 19 strong team confidence booster. “We enjoy what we do
envelopeback sales@cpc-chemicals.co.uk
who were at the same time organising the and with customers like ours it follows that
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