Williams & Co

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In 2014, 2015 and 2016 the company was recognised by the London Stock Exchange as one of the UK’s 1000 most inspiring businesses, and was listed in Real Business Magazine’s “HOT 100″ fastest growing businesses.

In 2015, the company was acquired from the Williams family by a consortium of management and staff, and most staff are now also shareholders.

We are proud of our commitment to paying a living wage, and to sharing the profits of the business with those who work hard in it.1000-companies-inspire-britain real-business-hot100

Our Values

We believe that our values are the bedrock of our business, and can be summed up in three words:

Integrity

In any circumstance, we actively choose to do the right thing – because it is the right thing to do, even when it’s not easy, and even when nobody would know if we compromised. We do not do anything that we would not be prepared to see splashed on the front page of our local newspaper.

Loyalty

We look after the people who look after us. This includes staff, customers, suppliers and other stakeholders. Loyalty is a two-way street, and we place a high premium on mutually beneficial long term relationships.

Ambition

We relentlessly search for ways to improve and grow our business. We are never satisfied with “good enough”. We are dedicated to being noticeably better than our competitors.

TypePrivate
Founded1972
HQFareham, GB
Websitewilliams.uk.com
Employee Ratings1

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Revenue (FY, 2017)£73.3 M(+14%)

Williams & Co Office Locations

Williams & Co has an office in Fareham
Fareham, GB (HQ)
Standard Way
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Williams & Co Financials and Metrics

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Founding Date

1972

Williams & Co Revenue

Williams & Co's revenue was reported to be £73.33 m in FY, 2017
GBP

Revenue (FY, 2017)

73.3m

Gross profit (FY, 2017)

17.1m

Gross profit margin (FY, 2017), %

23.3%

Net income (FY, 2017)

2.5m

EBITDA (FY, 2017)

3.5m

EBIT (FY, 2017)

3.1m

Cash (30-Nov-2017)

439.6k
GBPFY, 2005FY, 2006FY, 2007FY, 2008FY, 2009FY, 2010FY, 2011FY, 2012FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017

Revenue

12.4m12.8m15.8m21.4m27.1m36.9m43.3m52.9m64.4m73.3m

Revenue growth, %

17%22%22%

Cost of goods sold

8.8m27.5m32.5m40.0m49.6m56.3m

Gross profit

3.6m9.5m10.8m12.8m14.8m17.1m
GBPFY, 1995FY, 1996FY, 1997FY, 1998FY, 1999FY, 2000FY, 2001FY, 2002FY, 2003FY, 2004FY, 2005FY, 2006FY, 2007FY, 2008FY, 2009FY, 2010FY, 2011FY, 2012FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017

Cash

13.0k40.1k53.3k176.8k214.7k177.7k115.5k9.1k4.8k113.9k330.7k451.8k132.4k686.8k969.7k1.4m1.2m2.9m3.0m2.4m1.1m134.3k439.6k

Accounts Receivable

1.2m1.5m1.6m1.8m1.7m2.1m2.8m3.6m4.8m5.3m5.8m7.0m7.3m

Inventories

332.7k417.1k422.3k452.5k446.7k450.6k429.0k533.9k1.0m1.1m1.1m1.3m1.5m1.6m1.7m2.7m4.1m4.8m5.6m8.5m9.1m10.7m12.0m

Current Assets

1.0m1.2m1.3m1.3m1.2m1.2m1.2m1.2m2.1m2.5m2.7m3.2m3.4m4.3m4.6m6.4m8.5m11.6m14.1m17.0m24.9m29.5m30.9m
GBPFY, 2005FY, 2006FY, 2007FY, 2008FY, 2009FY, 2010FY, 2011FY, 2012FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017

Net Income

304.0k357.4k268.0k496.1k470.8k618.1k1.0m1.0m2.0m2.0m2.7m2.7m2.5m

Cash From Operating Activities

386.4k295.0k(120.0k)811.9k550.5k754.4k348.6k2.4m691.1k1.0m(1.1k)(686.6k)314.2k

Dividends Paid

50.3k50.3k55.3k50.3k50.3k50.3k62.8k87.9k87.9k150.8k

Cash From Financing Activities

(151.2k)(39.0k)(103.3k)
GBPY, 2017

Financial Leverage

2 x
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Williams & Co Online and Social Media Presence

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Williams & Co Blogs

Branch Manager – Crayford

Can you lead a team to deliver exceptional customer service in a demanding business to business environment? Can you apply the values of Integrity, Loyalty and Ambition to any task… read more → The post Branch Manager – Crayford appeared first on Williams & Co Ltd.

Warehouse Assistant/Driver – Harrow

  How would you like to work for a company placed on the Sunday Times Top 100 Best Companies To Work For List?  Can you apply our values of Integrity,… read more → The post Warehouse Assistant/Driver – Harrow appeared first on Williams & Co Ltd.

Warehouse Supervisor – Worthing

We are a ‘Trade Only’ supplier of plumbing and heating materials, with over 40 years trading experience. We currently employ over 320 employees across 37 sites across the country. We… read more → The post Warehouse Supervisor – Worthing appeared first on Williams & Co Ltd.

Delivery Driver/Customer Service Assistant – Guildford

How would you like to work for a company placed on the Sunday Times Top 100 Best Companies To Work For List?  Can you apply our values of Integrity, Loyalty… read more → The post Delivery Driver/Customer Service Assistant – Guildford appeared first on Williams & Co Ltd.

Branch Network Manager – South East

How would you like to work for a company placed on the Sunday Times Top 100 Best Companies To Work For List? Can you apply our values of Integrity, Loyalty… read more → The post Branch Network Manager – South East appeared first on Williams & Co Ltd.

It’s a date!

You’re officially invited to our Bristol branch opening on the 12th of June! Join us as we celebrate the opening of our 37th trade counter and warehouse servicing the South… read more → The post It’s a date! appeared first on Williams & Co Ltd.
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Williams & Co Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Williams & Co founded?

    Williams & Co was founded in 1972.

  • What is Williams & Co revenue?

    Latest Williams & Co annual revenue is £73.3 m.

  • Who are Williams & Co competitors?

    Competitors of Williams & Co include Westway Electric Supply, Kinequip and Excell Mobile Distributors.

  • Where is Williams & Co headquarters?

    Williams & Co headquarters is located at Standard Way, Fareham.

  • Where are Williams & Co offices?

    Williams & Co has an office in Fareham.

  • How many offices does Williams & Co have?

    Williams & Co has 1 office.