Jarrow-based Tyneside Home Improvements (THI) is in the running to win Installer of the Year at the G23 Awards.
The company was founded in the home of managing director Kevin Kerr and now employs 52 people installing conservatories, orangeries and garage conversions.
He said: “THI has secured massive growth at what has been an incredibly challenging time for our industry.
“The awards are national, so we consider it a great achievement to be selected as a finalist for Installer of the Year.”
THI’s annual turnover has increased from £1.8m in 2014 to an expected £8.3m by the financial year ending May 31, 2024.
In 2020, turnover was £4.2 million, while in 2023 it rose to £6.3 million, representing growth of 50 percent at a time when the company was facing some of the most difficult economic circumstances in recent history had to fight.
THI also saw its workforce increase from eight full-time employees in 2020 to 19 in 2023, with the number of subcontractors, fitters and plasterers growing from 26 to 52 over the same period.
The company’s sales team is now equipped with virtual reality technology, allowing customers to experience how their home will look and feel once renovations are complete, even before work has begun.
Auditor Chris Green, who led the bid for the award, added: “Winning would mean a lot to all of our staff. The credibility of recognition through these prestigious awards and jury-led reviews not only cements our trusted brand, but also reinforces our reputation for delivering high quality products and services.”
THI was founded with just one employee and now operates in Northumberland, Tyne & Wear, Durham, Stockton and Teesside.