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Source Supplies Ltd

WHAT MATTERS MOST TO YOU?

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INTRODUCTION Source Supplies – a snapshot It was 2005 that first saw the creation of Source Supplies by founder and co-owner, Dave Piper. As a sole trader, Dave established and ran a micro business successfully supplying a handful of commercial customers with janitorial supplies. In 2010, an old friend of Dave’s, Ollie Rastall, joined him in the business and together they decided to make an impression on the commercial cleaning supplies sector.

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OLLIE RASTALL Joined Source Supplies


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Why we do what we do After a chance encounter with a building manager who was definitely not happy with the service he was receiving from another provider, Dave and Ollie saw a clear gap in the market for a supplier that would be committed to taking customer service to the next level. Dave’s existing customers already knew he would turn himself inside out to keep them happy, so maintaining this attitude was a simple foundation for the next phase of Source Supplies. Today, the entire team are universally driven by delivering an award-winning level of customer service that is still not typical in this industry. How is this achieved? It’s simple! By employing staff who see old fashion customer service values as the norm, not the exception.

Source Supplies is evolving The Source Supplies’ ethos has attracted major companies, across several sectors, to choose to work with us. From a “couple of lads” with a van in 2010, the business now employs a substantial team and has ambitious growth goals going forwards.

Whilst safeguarding the very traits that have enabled this growth, the business plans to push on and become one of the leading independent cleaning supplies businesses in the UK.

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WHAT WE DO & HOW Our passion for toilet rolls, chemicals and mops is pretty rare but we’ve got it and we’re not afraid to show it. 1

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It’s as simple as 1, 2, 3 The Source Supplies mission is to source, stock and deliver the entire range of cleaning, washroom and hygiene consumables that our customers require. Delivery is performed by our own staff in our own-branded fleet of tracked vans, directly to customers’ sites spanning much of the Thames Valley and South. Deliveries outside our catchment area are completed via our

preferred next day courier partner, within agreed service levels. Source Supplies drivers are instinctively friendly and helpful and are only too happy to put the delivery where it belongs, not just dump it in reception for you or your staff to put away. We aim to deliver orders placed via our website, email, telephone or fax, within 48 hours, and often, we better this.

Communication is Key As a business with many suppliers ourselves, we have sometimes been on the receiving end of mediocre service. This typically revolves around a lack of communication of exception processing (an order that is out of stock or a delay in delivery for example). We know that our customers experience these pains too and that’s why we endeavour to

communicate all elements of our sales process clearly and consistently to you, at all times. Whilst as a business model, this is far from unique or ingenious, maintaining it often seems challenging to others in our industry, and we know from your feedback that consistently good service is what makes us different and keeps our customers happy.


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Additional Services FEMININE HYGIENE

WASHROOM CONSULTANCY It’s easy to buy washroom products without giving a thought to their suitability. After all, it’s just a washroom isn’t it?

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A washroom can be as unique as the organisational environment that it services. Through our partners at Metsa Tissue we can offer a free consultancy service, including a site survey, which will look at all the aspects of your washroom (footfall, quality needs, drainage capabilities, space, security etc.) and devise the best set of Katrin products to meet those individual needs. This service will ensure that you get maximum “cost in use” for your purchases and a washroom that reflects your organisation and brand ambitions.

Our Feminine Hygiene division aims to improve on customer services levels in the same way that our core business has always done.

TRAINING

LAUNDRY – DOSING SYSTEMS

In conjunction with our chemical partner, Selden Research, we regularly train teams of cleaners and management on the COSHH guidelines to ensure maximum safety on our customer sites.

Industrial scale laundry solutions are on offer via our preferred chemical supplier, Selden Research. Following its acquisition of Jeyes Professional in 2013, Selden offers a comprehensive range of laundry dosing products and servicing via Source Supplies.

We also use this opportunity to elaborate on ways in which they can maximise the potential of their chemical range, introduce more relevant products and where possible, reduce the number of chemicals used. MACHINE DEMONSTRATIONS Every so often, a reasonable investment has to be made in machinery. We have relationships with lots of cleaning machine manufacturers and we can use our knowledge and experience (supported by demonstrations that we can easily arrange) to ensure that you purchase the best one for your job.

The service includes a range of bins to suit different needs as well as barcode scanning technology that gives customers real time reports on the servicing of their bins. We also buck the industry trend by offering simple and flexible service agreements.

PPE & WORKWEAR Currently, we provide the workwear and PPE for several large cleaning companies and schools. These high volume purchases enable us to negotiate very competitive prices for all of our customers. This includes embroidered or screen printed logos and messages to your exact specifications. CATERING MACHINES & SYSTEMS BY WINTERHALTER

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WHO DO WE SUPPLY? Commercial

We love to do the leg work for our customers in the cleaning and FM industries. We are entrusted with delivering to multiple client sites on behalf of commercial cleaners, FM companies and commercial managing agents. As a third party visiting a customer’s site, we know that you need peace of mind that we’re going to uphold, or even enhance, your reputation with the client. Ways that we achieve this include: • Timely deliveries by helpful and presentable drivers who put away stock where you want it • An accurate paper trail and bespoke admin processes to help with your own records and billing • Emergency deliveries for those times when a cleaner has forgotten to put in their order and the client is out of product • A consistent product range that offers continuity and avoids supply queries • Competitive pricing with volume breaks to allow you to make a small margin on consumables • Recommending and sourcing bespoke products for specific tasks • Insurances, accreditations and awards for peace of mind • C  onfidentiality and discretion with all client details

Education

Source Supplies has substantially developed its involvement with the Education Sector in recent years. Understanding the needs of Domestic Bursars, Housekeepers and Cleaners requires a hands-on approach in order to provide products best suited to the nursery, school or college environment: • Our CRB checked drivers are only too happy to ensure that stock is delivered to the right place and assist with distributing stock across large sites or campuses • We know the best dispensing solutions for soap and paper consumables that suit school environments • We offer advice on products that help troubleshoot common cleaning issues in schools including the all-important fight against germs and viruses, as well as unique solutions to avoid costly drainage blockages • We’re as conscious about budgets as a school bursar is, hence why we agree and fix prices and never increase prices unannounced however minimal • We can help educational institutions to achieve their environmental mandates and ambitions, without incurring extra cost


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Leisure

Public and private sector leisure facilities have unique requirements. From adhering to specific administrative processes through to bespoke product needs in high traffic areas, we have the experience to provide the supplies and services that the leisure sector demands: • We can advise on the on-going scale and hygiene issues that arise in wet areas both long term and day-to-day

Source Supplies are proud to supply some of the most prestigious sporting stadia in the south. Away from our traditional business within the above sectors, our products and services lend themselves to other environments and we have had significant success in a wide range of industries including: • Health

• We’ll recommend appropriate and secure dispensing systems for paper disposables and skincare designed for high volume public use

• Surgeries and clinics

• Delivering continuity with products that are easy and quick to use by all staff, not necessarily just cleaners, is key

• Hospitals

• We will Introduce cleaning chemicals that are low risk to use yet powerful enough to fight cross-infection • We’re only too happy to maintain prices for an agreeable period to enable accurate forecasting of budgets

• Gyms • Dentists

• Beauty • Nursing Homes • Industrial and Engineering

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OUR PRODUCTS Source Supplies is an independent distributor of cleaning and hygiene products. This means that we can freely buy and sell any brand of product.

PAPER CONSUMABLES

However, we choose to affiliate ourselves with market leaders for our core product ranges to ensure that you consistently receive the best product for your job.

CHEMICALS

TEXTILES

WASTE MANAGEMENT

HARDWARE & ACCESSORIES

CLEANING MACHINES


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MEET THE TEAM We’re really proud of our team and they are a friendly bunch We know that people like to buy from people they know, so we’d like to take this chance to introduce you to our people, so you can be more comfortable in your dealings with us: Boss

Admin & Invoicing

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DAVE

NYREE

BYRON

OLLIE

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Admin Support

Warehouse

Office Manager

BRIAN

SOPHIE

MIKEY

CLAIRE

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Sales Support

Warehouse Manager

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MONA

RUSSELL

MARK

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WHY CHOOSE US? We like to let our customers do the talking so here you’ll find many different reasons why we are the supplier of choice, for organisations large and small, across a wide range of industries.

Customer Since: 2010

Customer Since: 2010

Annual savings: 25%

Annual savings: 25%

The change to new dispensers has reduced our usage of paper towels enormously. We are now using over 25% less, meaning less waste and less cost. We like using Source Supplies because they are a quick, friendly, local service that is always reliable and help save us money!

One supplier – I was looking to reduce the number of suppliers I used for cleaning and hygiene supplies and Source have been able to solve this problem. They react quickly to any unique products I need with information, options and a quote therefore they’re always my first port of call when I need something.

GREY HOUSE SCHOOL Accounts

BALLIOL COLLEGE Accommodation Manager

Customer Since: 2012

Customer Since: 2010

Annual savings: 35%

Annual savings: 15%

At the time of our introduction to Source Supplies, we had toyed with the outsourcing idea but had reservations about the prospect of changing the way we had worked since our business began. Major concerns centred on potentially losing control of deliveries and having a supplier visit our client sites on our behalf but Source quickly proved very reliable and trustworthy.

We have been working with Source for approximately two years. They now supply around 65 of our sites across the South East of England and Central London. They deliver direct to our client sites, for no additional charge, and will ensure the stock is left wherever we require, whether that be at Reception or in a top floor cleaning cupboard.

DALL CLEANING Chris Fenn - Director

MAR SERVICES Director


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Ears to the ground

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WEEKLY EMAIL

We like to think that we’re your ears in the industry by communicating interesting and relevant information to you on a regular basis. Via our blogs, videos and emails we aim to bring you news of innovative products, tips and tricks for troubleshooting, the latest trends or guidelines and the odd special offer too.

Why not check out our: BLOG ROLL

YOU TUBE

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ENVIRONMENTAL COMMITMENTS We have an environmental policy that ensures we are aware of environmental best practices and that we’re responsible for conducting our business with these in mind. We are yet to venture down the road of electric vehicles or using biofuel to heat our own offices but as an evolving organisation, we have these in mind in our business growth objectives. In addition, one of the biggest impacts on the environment comes from manufacturing processes, so our manufacturer partner selection criteria aims to ensure that they are doing their best to protect our world as well. For example, Katrin paper tissue products carry the Nordic Swan Ecolabel – which is your guarantee that the paper you are using has the least environmental burden possible. In addition, the waste product from Metsa Tissue’s manufacturing processes is used as biofuel and is currently heating whole towns in the areas close to their mill. So, by working with green partners and choosing environmentally friendly products on your behalf, we can assist you in your own green ambitions.

Social Commitments

Charity Commitments

We are proud of our links with the local community, especially with the opportunities we have given young people via work experience and apprenticeships. Source Supplies sponsor local children’s sports teams and charity events held by customers in our community. Children’s charity, Ordinary2Extraordinary (O2e), are the Source Supplies affiliated charity. We carry their logo on all of our uniform, vehicles and stationary and we participate in fundraising activities and events organised by O2e. We are proud to make an annual contribution to this 100% volunteer managed charity.


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ACCREDITATIONS & MEMBERSHIPS Source Supplies is actively working towards ISO9001, and confidently predicts accreditation soon. We are also committed to assisting in continual improvement in the reputation of cleaners and cleaning,

and firmly believe that good training is key to this. To support this, we are intent on achieving accreditation from the British Institute of Cleaning Sciences (BICSc) as part of our growth ambitions.

Awards

WINNER – TOAST OF SURREY BUSINESS AWARDS 2013 Director of the Year

WINNER – TOAST OF SURREY BUSINESS AWARDS 2012 Business up to £1m Turnover

THEO PAPHITIS SMALL BUSINESS SUNDAY #SBS Award

WINNER – LOCAL HAINES WATTS YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS OF THE YEAR 2012

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PRESS LINKS We find ourselves occasionally in local and national press. Here’s some of our recent articles/mentions.


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WEB LINKS We also feature on lots of websites too...

Cleaning and Maintenance Magazine The Toast of Surrey Southern Daily Echo Former footballers are cleaning up Cleaning Hygiene Today Toilet Humour and Business Acumen Scores at Business Awards Bright Marketing Blog Award-winning Bog Rolls with Attitude (and profits) Ecademy Award-winning Bog Rolls with Attitude (and profits) Entrepreneur Country Bog Rolls and Revenue Get Surrey Toast of Surrey Finalists Revealed Get Surrey Toast of Surrey Winners Enjoy Success Cleaning Matters Magazine Super Service Sees Surrey Award Cleaning Matters Magazine Fortune Favours The Brave Small Business Sunday Ollie attends Theo Paphitis SBS event

Cleaning & Hygiene Today Teenagers Take Over at Toilet Roll Towers Cleaning & Maintenance Magazine/ CleaningHub.net Teenagers Take Over at Toilet Roll Towers Business & Industry Today Fortune Favours The Brave Building & Facilities Magazine Cleaning Supplies Company of the Month (Page 16) The Guardian newspaper Source Supplies Cashflow Cleaning Matters Magazine Teens at Toilet Roll Towers The Business Zone Toilet Rolls with Attitude! (and profits): The story of a business underdog Star Courier Ollie Makes a Splash The Guardian - Logistics: Source Supplies Small Business Show Case The Guardian - Efficiency: Source Supplies Small Business Show Case

All above Press Links can be seen at www.sourcesupplies.co.uk/blog/recent-trade-and-local-press/

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CUSTOMER SURVEY RESULTS 65%

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Customers use Source Supplies for more than 50% of their total cleaning, janitorial and washroom budget.

Customers use Source Supplies because they value the level of customer service which includes; quick deliveries, reliability and enthusiasm of the team.

Customers use Source Supplies because of the competitive prices.

Customers said that the service continues to improve during their time as a customer. The other 50% said it has remained consistently good.

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Competitive prices and reputation of great service were the reasons behind switching to Source Supplies for over 60% of customers.

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Customers are currently using sourcesupplies.co.uk for product information, blog or online ordering.

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Customers rated our driver’s appearance as excellent or very good.

Customers asked were happy with the level of contact that have from Source Supplies.

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LOCATION & COMPANY DETAILS READING

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M4 Woodley

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BRACKNELL WOKINGHAM Camberley

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London

M3 FARNBOROUGH

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Forest Lodge Minley Road Blackwater Camberley Surrey GU17 9LA

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SO WHAT DOES MATTER MOST TO YOU? We’re not entirely sure, but we have an inkling. We are building a business based around our customer’s needs and the objective of this brochure is to demonstrate how we keep our customers happy.

IF YOU FEEL LIKE YOUR COMPANY VALUES AND PRIORITIES ALIGN WITH OURS, IT WOULD BE GREAT TO TALK.


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