As reported in the today’s press, Visualsoft client and shoe firm the Clinkard Group has nearly doubled its pre-tax profits despite the recession.
As reported in today’s edition of The Journal newspaper, Clinkard say it is confident of further progress thanks to its eCommerce website courtesy of Visualsoft, even though the retail market remains challenging.
The Stockton-based business, who recently hired our award-winning team of website designers and developers to build them a VS3 version Charles Clinkard website, reported pre-tax profits of £1.23m in the year to January 30th, a huge increase from the £666,000 from the previous 12 months. Turnover was up from £31.6m to £32.1m.
A spokesperson for the group told The Journal: “The business has performed well in a difficult trading environment and recorded a further increase in turnover. The retail website which has just completed its fifth full year’s trading continues to produce excellent results. In the coming year, the retail climate will continue to be challenging but we are confident of further progress.”
The family run firm started life as a single shop in Middlesbrough in 1924 and is now one of the largest independents in the UK and is headed by Charles Clinkard, whose grandfather founded the business. Clinkard now has more than 35 shops and a top notch eCommerce website.
To read The Journal article on Clinkard in full click here.