Having worked in the Hire Sector of the Portable Building Industry for a number of years I believed an opportunity existed for a business that focussed, less on hiring, and more on the sale of new and quality pre-owned refurbished cabins.
I formed Concept in May 1999 and rented a small yard and workshop in Ilkeston, just outside Nottingham. As you can see from the photograph we set off from pretty humble beginnings in not too salubrious surroundings!
In fact, our office cabin wasn’t exactly the best advertisement for our product – but it was cheap at the time and did us proud for a number of years!
Over the next few years we found ourselves outgrowing our original yard and workshop facilities and also a couple of others we’d had to rent to house our ever growing stock of cabins!
In 2007, we found new premises in Ilkeston that provided us with much larger workshop and storage facilities; and the means to continue to grow our business. It was a pleasant shock to all our systems to have modern offices, inside toilets and even central heating!
Over the last few years we’ve seen our product range change, with the demand for new portable units and our modular building system greatly increase.
Despite the recent economic challenges, we are pleased to have maintained our position in the market place – so, hopefully, we are getting a few things right!
We have a great team of office, workshop and yard staff who all contribute to the overall success of Concept Cabins.
Concept has now been trading since 1999 and we have seen many other similar businesses both large and small fall by the wayside during this time.
We’ve worked hard to establish and maintain our reputation for delivering outstanding customer service and excellent value products.
I am extremely proud that after almost twenty years in a highly competitive sector we are still an independently owned family business. I’m also pleased that the same staff that were with us on day one are still here to the present day.
I look forward to the next twenty years and maybe a little bit of help from the next generation…