This article showcases our top picks for the best Surrey based Retail companies. These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the Retail industry, but are all exceptional companies well worth a follow.
We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands.
We selected these startups and companies for exceptional performance in one of these categories:
- Innovative ideas
- Innovative route to market
- Innovative product
- Exceptional growth
- Exceptional growth strategy
- Societal impact
Top Surrey Retail Companies
Eagle Eye Solutions
Eagle Eye Solutions works with leading retailers such as Comet, Blockbuster and The Aurora Group to distribute and redeem mobile coupons via Credit Card Terminal and EPoS Technology. The patented technology can be integrated with existing EPoS, requires minimal integration and has a portfolio of impressive case studies to support consumer usage.
To redeem a voucher, the consumer simply needs to enter a unique PIN via the retailerâ€™s Credit Card Terminal (Chip and PIN in the UK) and the value of the voucher is automatically delivered. This is supported by automated voucher processing and realtime reporting, thus replacing the need for paper vouchers and physical fulfilment in the retail value chain.
Eagle Eye Solutionsâ€™ other services include retail gift cards, mobile payments and mobile based loyalty programmes.. .
Covec Ltd. manufactures and supplies textiles made from yarns.
COVEC® Fabrics are engineered to meet and exceed the needs of the finished product and it’s most rigorous end use, whether in apparel, footwear, backpacks, tents or marine sails. COVEC® Fabrics combine varying reinforcement and outer finish fibre types to deliver unparalleled levels of tear strength, cut resistance, slash resistance and burst resistance depending on the specific end use..
Actinic is a specialist UK provider of EPOS and ecommerce solutions for small and medium retailers. Founded in 1996, Actinic has supplied solutions for thousands of companies in the retail sector, both online and offline.
The Actinic EPOS hardware and software are designed by former retailers and give a comprehensive feature set that is straight forward to operate at great value prices. The company also offers two ranges of ecommerce products for web designers and self-builders.
These comprise both web-based and desktop store-building solutions.. .
Shurgard has attracted over 1,000,000 customers. Shurgard operates 189 self storage stores in 7 countries in the Europe (Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Sweden and the United Kingdom) and over 2000 self storage stores in de United States.
Founded in 1970 in the American state of Washington, Shurgard provides individuals and businesses with extra space in mini-warehouses to store their excess belongings or their long forgotten documents. In 1994 Shurgard began to expand into Europe and in 1995 the first European store was opened in Brussels.
The first UK store was opened in Croydon, South London, in November 1999. Since August 2006 Shurgard collaborates with Public Storage, the world’s largest owner and operator of self-storage facilities with over one million customers and more than 2,000 stores..
British Car Auctions
British Car Auctions has been bringing together buyers and sellers for more than 60 years. Starting in 1946 as Southern Counties Car Auctions, they were one of the first companies to let people across the UK buy and sell a wide range of cars at auction, from budget runarounds to exotic imports.
At their first auction they sold 14 cars and generated proceeds of £2,300; today they sell more than 12,000 vehicles a week in physical auctions and over the internet. Now part of BCA Europe, they have an annual turnover of over £4 billion and are Europe’s largest vehicle remarketing company..
Worldwide Chain Stores
WCS (Worldwide Chain Stores) has provided global customers with innovative Retail and Supply Chain Solutions. WCS’ Best-of-Breed product and solutions portfolio is expanding as a result of new partners, whose great products complement our offerings.
The company’s supply chain solutions include Warehousing, Yard Management and Mobility Solutions. The company’s retail solutions include merchandise management, buying and in-store systems.
Together, these solutions empower our customers to optimize their operations and support their business goals. WCS has offices in Chicago in the USA and Camberley in the UK, allowing the company to deliver outstanding solutions to all International customers with a value proposition that is compelling and globally competitive..
Robert Dyas was bought in July 2012 by Theo Paphitis, one of the former investors on TV’s Dragons’ Den. Since then, the company has shown improved year-on-year results and driven a programme of investments in marketing, buying and merchandising initiatives.
But the foundations of this success and of being a helpful shopkeeper started over 140 years ago with a fiver. That’s how much Robert Dyas had to invest when he emigrated from County Meath in Ireland.
He set up his first shop in London in 1872 and by the time he died, he had established and a strong family business with 18 stores. The last of the sons and grandsons who took over, sadly passed away in 2002.
We’ve survived several setbacks, including the economic depression after World War I and twice having our Head Office and warehouse destroyed, firstly along with 18 stores in the Blitz of World War II, then again to fire in Croydon in 1997. In each case, the team spirit that typifies the organisation ensured we came back stronger than ever..
Go For Green – Eco Friendly Catering Supplies & Cleaning Products
Branded POS, Catering Equipment, Custom Branded Cups, Plastic free cups, Compostable Packaging, Eco-Friendly Cleaning products, Greener cleaning, Paper Pint Cups, Festival Cups, Branded Glassware, Crockery, Cutlery, Compostable Packaging and more from your favourite brands including Vegware, Biopak, Churchill China, Arcoroc, Artis, Vogue, Buffalo, Polar, Fiesta Green, Sure, Ecover, Greenspeed, Ecoffee Cup, Huskup, Greenminded, Huhtamaki, Green Effect, Amipak, Enviroware, Enviropack, Sunnex, Chef & Sommelier, Robot Coupe, Valentine, Bottene, Hoshizaki, BBP, Strahl, Olympia, Kristallon, Caterlite, Marco, Bravilor, Burco, Solia, Bolero, Majisign, Zeus Packaging, and more. We specialise in custom branding, placing your logo and design on a wide array of products.
We have produced branded items for Duppy Share Rum, Ramsbury Vodka, Jack Daniels, Diageo, Singleton Whisky, Crystal Head Vodka, Arla Foods and many more. We believe in a greener way..
We believe In sustainability. We believe in being kinder to our environment.
We believe in eco-friendlier catering products that don’t have to cost the earth! We help brands to cut through the detail in the eco-friendly market to fully understand the best solution for their needs. Compostable, Recyclable, Oxo-Biodegradable, Biodegradable and Degradable products are plentiful on the market and it is important to understand the differences between them all.
Our consultants would be more than happy to discuss your business needs so we can arrive at the best option for your business. We have manufacturing partners in the UK, Europe and Far East, with low minimum order quantities and we offer a full service solution including storage and logistics.
Get in touch today to discuss your project.. .
Wishwallet is an ecommerce platform enabled by FinTech, unique by automating both the round up and the final purchase. The business model revolves around four revenue streams; retailer/service provider service fees, subscription, advertising and data.
They are offering users purchasing power beyond what they can buy online. Primary schools for example.
Company has 3 founders, 2 advisors including CTO, partnered app firm & marketing agency.. .
Snow+Rock is the UK’s no.1 ski clothing & equipment retailer with 24 stores Nationwide offering the widest choice. Founded in 1982 by a small team of crazy, snow sports obsessed individuals who saw an opportunity and thought they could do it better – they decided to take matters into their own hands, and Snow+Rock was created.
We’re proud of our heritage – Since opening our first store on Kensington High Street, London, Snow+Rock has always been one step ahead in the world of winter sports.. .
Sloane’s Hot Chocolate
They make and pack their Posh Hot Chocolate in their studio in Surrey. They put more cocoa in their blends and shine their chocolate pearls for 3 hours so they look great as well as taste great.
Their chocoate pearls have won many Great Taste awards and won The Sunday Telegraph’s Best Hot Chocolate. They have been on the BBC News and Today programme, ITN and Channel 4 plus The Times and Telegraph talking about the challenges for start ups..
The Retail Bulletin
The Retail Bulletin is an online information source aimed at meeting retailers’ need for quick, accurate and up-to-date news about the industry. The Retail Bulletin is a dedicated website for the fast moving retail sector.
Their free on-line service delivers the latest company news, breaking stories, and summaries of media coverage of the retail sector. Updated through the day, The Retail Bulletin provides the essential information retailers need.
Their regular email news alerts include links which bring you straight to the relevant news story. You can also visit the website directly to read Their daily news updates.
DON’T PANIC – They won’t be cramming your inbox with loads of unrelated emails – Their news alerts arrive twice a week, highlighting the breaking retail stories that really matter. Remember, you can visit the site directly for regular updates..
Inca Holdings Limited operates as a reseller of IBM Cognos software and develops their own enterprise planning software product called ‘Inca Planning’. The company was incorporated in 2004 and is based in Egham, United Kingdom.
As of August 14, 2009, Inca Holdings Limited operates as a subsidiary of Avisen plc.. .
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