Source Supplies are suppliers based in Camberley who specialise in cleaning and hygiene products which they trade to consumers, small businesses and large scale corporate businesses. “Everything from paper products, cleaning chemicals to sacks & bin liners and mopping systems.” They moved into Watchmoor Park in 2015 having started out in a shed in Yateley in 2005. The business grew rapidly over ten years from nothing to £4.5million and they put it down to their commitment to good customer service which they ensure through their company culture and examples set by their leadership.
For Source Supplies, COVID meant that regular orders all but ceased and major stress was placed on cashflow and operations. Government schemes, such as the Furlough programme, helped to relieve some of that stress. They reflected that the pandemic reminded them that a healthy business is better than a bigger one and so are putting their efforts into getting them in a better position to deal with any future turbulence in the economy. One positive was the establishing of new contacts from government contracts which enabled them to showcase their skills to new people.
During the pandemic Source Supplies worked with the community, donating products to care homes, hospitals, and charities –just one example of the kind of work they do regularly. Source Supplies work with O2E (https://o2e.org/
) and CMPP (https://cmpp.org.uk/
) to volunteer within the local community and raise money for charities; they also support Sebastian’s Action Trust. Source Supplies are looking to get more
involved with the business community here in Surrey Heath as, for them, it’s been a “Fantastic location to service our customer base”.
Source Supplies say “It is absolutely imperative that businesses choose to purchase from local suppliers and service providers where possible” because “Local economies are underpinned by the SME sector”. They say that it’s local businesses dealing directly with each other and with consumers that keeps communities thriving. If you want to find out more about Source Supplies go to: https://www.sourcesupplies.co.uk/