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Firm responds to changing demand

Fashion for orangeries helps fuel growth at CR Smith

Gerrard Eadie CR Smith

Gerard Eadie: ‘desire to keep innovating’ (pic: Terry Murden)


 

A rise in the popularity of orangeries has contributed an uplift in revenue at conservatories and windows maker CR Smith.

The company has seen increasing demand to design and install extended living spaces from standard sunrooms and conservatories to orangeries, as well as more complex installations for commercial clients.

Changing customer tastes has prompted continuing investment in product development. Gerard Eadie executive chairman, said: “We have been making and installing windows, doors and conservatories for Scottish homes for more than 40 years, and our desire to keep innovating and keep developing our products is as strong as ever.”

Both the domestic sales and manufacturing businesses rose over the past 12 months. Revenue for CR Smith Glaziers (Dunfermline) which encompasses the firm’s domestic sales and installations operation, was up £1.1m or 5% in the year to 31 August 2018 to £23.5m.  Operating profit, which the firm uses as its performance benchmark, remained steady at £120,000.

Revenue for the commercial arm, CR Smith Manufacturing, was up £700,000 or 9% at £8.9m. Operating profit rose £61,000 to £123,000. 



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