Gadsby began producing and supplying wicker baskets and hampers back in 1864. However, it’s in the last year that profits have been significantly boosted by the digital transformation of the whole business. This has in turn has allowed for investment in future growth and the appointment of new staff.
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Somerset firm Gadsby.co.uk, are best known for their wicker hampers, packaging and retail display products. Still a family firm, the management team have worked hard to future proof growth with an ambitious plan that’s seen a new bespoke software system developed and installed to drive efficiency and delivery times from the warehouse. This controls the picking and packaging of product as well as courier deliveries.
Working with their agency Evosite.co.uk, the team have also upgraded their website and a new CRM system now links all parts of the business. This has delivered automation to all parts of the sales operation allowing faster and more efficient order dispatch. It's also allowed the business to take stock of future expansion plans and product innovation.
The management team have strengthened the staff with the appointment of Lucy Allen who will be responsible for the website and marketing of the Gadsby brand. Lucy comes to Gadsby with a strong record in ecommerce having worked at Amazon.co.uk and Vogue Magazine. Additionally, Sian Owen joins the sales team from Wadworth Breweries and there is active and ongoing recruitment in this team.
Will Gadsby said “Investment in technology has meant that we’re able to process orders faster and more efficiently than ever. This is great news for our customers who’ve seen Gadsby deliver far better stock availability and delivery. The appointment of Lucy and Sian means that we’re able to carry on with expansion across the business”
Gadsby are the UK’s leading wholesaler of baskets, gift packaging and display products. Their business is built on a number of foundations and a clear set of values. There’s the irreplaceable expertise and knowledge gained through six generations and 150 years of history; and there are the exceptional relationships that they nurture with all of their customers - from the UK’s most prestigious brands to each and every one of the thousands of small retailers and independents they are proud to supply.
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