Headlam Group plc is Europe's largest distributor of floorcoverings, having grown significantly via organic growth and acquisition since 1992.
Headlam Group plc (‘Headlam’ or ‘the Company’) is Europe’s largest distributor of floorcoverings, having grown significantly via organic growth and acquisition since 1992.
Headlam provides the distribution link between suppliers and customers of floorcoverings, providing suppliers with the greatest coverage and customer penetration for their products across the UK and Continental Europe, and customers with the broadest range of products supported by next day delivery.
The Company is engaged with suppliers across 16 countries whose products cover a significant proportion of the floorcoverings market (including carpet, residential vinyl, wood, laminate, luxury vinyl tile, underlay and commercial flooring). The Company’s customers are within the residential and commercial sectors and comprise principally independent retailers and flooring contractors.
The Company currently comprises 61 wholly owned businesses in the UK and Continental Europe, each operating under its own trade brand and utilising its individual sales team which achieves a greater reach into the customer base.
Each of the businesses is supported by the Company’s centralised and financial resources and extensive distribution network across the UK and Continental Europe that comprises four distribution hubs, 18 distribution centres, 60 trade counters and a corporate showroom.
Via organic growth and acquisitions, Headlam continues to gain market share and cement its market leading position with revenue in 2016 growing by 6.0% to £693.6 million. The increased revenue led to an improved operating performance as a result of operational gearing and leveraging the well-invested distribution network, with underlying profit* before tax increasing 12.6% to £40.1 million.
2017 marks Headlam’s 25th year as a distributor of floorcoverings and it is the Company’s intention to continue building on its relationship with suppliers and customers to deliver long-term shareholder value.