UK audiovisual hire company Smart AV says that its growth shows how some smaller businesses have thrived, even in the disappointing economic climate of the last few years. The company has recently revealed new figures which show a significant increase in employee number,s turnover and gross profit over the last three years.
According to Smart AV, turnover has increased by 72% over the last two years from £1.8 to £3.1 million. Gross profit is now 67% higher than it was in 2009.
“Smart AV is one of few companies that have continued recruiting against the trend of redundancy and cutbacks,” said Darren Poultney, managing director (pictured). “The number of staff has risen from nine employees in 2009 to 21 in 2011, not including the large number of freelance and temporary staff employed during busier periods. Smart‘s staff expansion will support our large portfolio of clients and will ensure that we continue to be at the top of our industry – not just in the UK but worldwide.”
Recent additions to the team include local graduates and school-leavers, which the company says demonstrates Smart’s commitment to sustainability and reputation as a company that is keen to contribute to its local community.