The first plastic storage box that Really Useful Products made was designed by managing director Mike Pickles to hold his archive files. The company now produces a range of storage boxes for the home and office as well as plastic filing drawers and desk-top accessories. Winning contracts to supply stationery retailer Staples in Britain led to large contracts with the chain in mainland Europe, and Staples, Office Depot, Office Max and Walmart in America. To meet stateside delivery deadlines, the West Yorkshire company operates a warehouse in Chicago. International sales have risen by 78% a year, from £3.7m in 2008 to £11.6m in 2010.
|Company||Really Useful Products|
|Activity||Storage box supplier|
|2-yr av intl sales growth pa||78.39%|
|International sales £000s||11,635|
|Total sales £000s||21,506|
* Supplied by company † Annualised figure