Rixonway Kitchens on fast track to success

A Dewsbury firm has been named as one of Britain’s fastestgrowing businesses in a new survey.
Shaw Crossbased Rixonway Kitchens was ranked 36th in the Sunday Times Profit Track 100 after defying the economic meltdown.
The manufacturer, which employs 450 people, boosted its revenues by 23 per cent in 2009/10 to £28.8m through new products and working practices.
A dust extraction system called Ecogate plus improved delivery times and other efficiencies cut the firm’s carbon footprint.
It helped get the company onto the Sunday Times list, which measures profit growth based on the last three years of available accounts.
Chief executive Paul Rose said: “We are delighted to have received this recognition. Our results have been excellent.
“This has been down to the hard work of the whole team. I’d like to extend my personal thanks to every one of them.”
Rixonway Kitchens, which makes 12,000 units a week, is a leading producer for the affordable and social housing sectors.
Ultima, the firm’s latest product, is aimed at disabled residents and was designed with help the Royal National Institute of Blind People.
The range features heightadjustable units to help a disabled person use appliances conveniently while sockets are on worktops for ease of access. Mr Rose added it is this kind of innovation that has helped drive Rixonway’s profits by allowing them to win new contracts.
“Over the last six years our focus has been on innovation, reliability and further improving our service,” he said.
“Our success in delivering this has secured many new contracts.
“It is this to which we owe our significant growth.”

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