Hardware accolade for Avocet

Staff from Avocet Hardware, Elland Road, Brighouse
Staff from Avocet Hardware, Elland Road, Brighouse

Directors and staff at Avocet Hardware are celebrating the company’s turnaround after being named Hardware Company of the Year 2013.

The Brighouse company was awarded the accolade in the very first National Fenestration Awards.

Avocet was bought out of administration by the Jain family in February 2012 and since then the focus has very firmly been on restoring Avocet’s standing as one of the leading names in the hardware industry.

Director Dr Tinkle Jain said: “We have a track record of buying and turning round troubled or ailing companies, but do tend to look at a two to three year timeframe for achieving this.”.

“To be in a position where we are being named the best Hardware Company in the industry in less than two years of ownership is a staggering achievement.”

During the rebuilding process, the Jain family has invested £10.6million across the entire business, most recently investing heavily in increasing stock levels to the highest level the company has ever had.

In addition, the company has made a series of important new appointments during recent months, and is in the process of further strengthening its team.

“This is an exciting time for Avocet and the National Fenestration Award clearly shows that our confidence in the future of the business is shared by the whole of the fenestration industry,” added Dr Jain.