County Antrim based company, Hampton Conservatories Ltd, opens a new showroom in London on 19th September 2012. The showroom, which is located at The Chelsea Gardener, just off London’s Kings Road, marks a key milestone for the firm, which has managed to achieve significant growth in export markets despite the current downturn.
The company, which employs 40 people at its premises in Portrush in County Antrim, designs and manufactures bespoke hardwood conservatories and orangeries for customers throughout the UK, Ireland, Europe and North America.
Speaking about his decision to open a base in London, Hampton Conservatories Managing Director, Mervyn Montgomery, commented: “Over the past few years, we have been successfully developing a strong client base for our business in the South of England. The Chelsea Flower Show is a key element of our marketing activity there every year and is essential to our business, as people can actually see the very high quality of our products. Our success at the Show has prompted us to establish a permanent showroom in Chelsea, at The Chelsea Gardener, to enable our London client base to see the exceptional design and finish of our products first-hand.”
The launch of the Chelsea showroom comes on the back of vigorous overseas marketing activity in 2012, which has seen the company exhibit at three of the world’s major international flower shows in the USA and UK, including the Chelsea Flower Show in May and the Philadelphia International Flower Show in March. In April, a Hampton Conservatory was one of the centrepieces at the highly acclaimed Macy’s Flower Show in New York, which is held each year to kick off the spring season.
Mervyn continued: “Despite the economic downturn, we’ve managed to achieve continued growth in our international business and build significant presence in export markets. We’re currently working on projects in France, Switzerland, Germany and Portugal, as well as several in North America, so we believe our new Chelsea base will not only be strategic in helping us build our clientele in the South of England, but will give us a base to further develop our business in Europe.”