29th January 2021
Matchstick Men Group are delighted to announce that we are now members of AMDEA, the Association of Manufacturers of Domestic Appliances. AMDEA is the UK trade association for manufacturers and distributors of domestic appliances, whose members produce and distribute commercial appliances across categories such as laundry, drying, refrigeration, floorcare, heating, cooling and a range of SDA. This association has been representing members’ trading interests and objectives for over 50 years, and aims to enable the most productive trading environment possible for producers and distributors in the UK.
30th September 2020
Despite the majority of the Matchstick Men Group working from home since social distancing restrictions were brought into place earlier this year, we still have endeavoured to make fundraising a priority. Over the lockdown period, we have continued to raise money for our chosen charity, Inspire Chorley Youth Zone, in more ‘creative’ ways than usual.
Our virtual charity challenges have taken place over a Microsoft Teams group channel, where our employees have thrown themselves into their fundraising efforts, while having a bit of fun in the process. Starting with senior members of staff, our challenges centred on completing a challenge, donating £3, then nominating 3 people to do the same. These included a 30-second Portrait Challenge, a Keepy-uppy challenge, Bottle cap challenge, Steps challenge and plenty more!
15th September 2020
The past 6 months have represented many challenges as we have worked hard to manage the transition to home working for office based staff, whilst recognising the need to support our ‘front line’ colleagues within our warehouse, our drivers and people working in office based operational roles. Our IT team have done a fantastic job of ensuring our teams working from home are fully equipped and from a Health & Safety and pastoral perspective we have made sure we are providing every support possible. As a result we have received positive feedback through employee surveys and have been delighted with the levels of efficiency we have achieved. On every level we have pulled together as a team – which is what we’re all about. As we start our new financial we are excited about what the future holds and feel confident that by listening to our staff, we will adjust to a hybrid working environment which will be much more flexible and able to adapt to the needs of the group.
11th August 2020
We are thrilled to announce that we have once again expanded further, taking on an additional 40,000sqft facility on a long term lease – again close by to existing site operations.
The addition of this latest warehouse now brings our total operational space to just under 300,000sqft – across our 4 sites. These great facilities – and the teams working within – will help secure the group’s growth plans for the next 3 years.
23rd April 2020
We are delighted to announce the appointment of John Cohring as Managing Director of G2S Limited. John joins us with a wealth of experience in our sector. His previous role was the Commercial Director of Whirlpool Group – the UK’s largest White Goods business. John is excited to have joined the group and through his extensive network will support us in realising our future growth plans.
20th November 2019
The Matchstick Men Group are pleased to launch its new Training Academy for all Product Care Home Delivery Technicians. It brings exciting job opportunities to the local Wigan area, as well as the wider North West region. This unique facility aims to enhance the quality of training offered to individuals looking to learn new skills in a fast-growing company. (more…)
12th March 2019
The Matchstick Men Group have acquired an additional 80,000sqft fully-racked warehouse facility close to our existing base of operations in Hindley, Wigan. This new site is being used to support our existing growing palletised distribution operation and to facilitate a number of new and exciting 3PL contracts that we have recently secured. It also provides the group with the capability to support its growing Home Delivery operation as well as creating additional skilled jobs in the local area.
We have also moved to operate 24 hours a day – to help support the supply of quality products to our ever growing customer base.
2nd January 2019
Within the Matchstick Men Group, our people from G2S, Product Care and Design and Trade are so pleased to have raised money for our charity of the year, Inspire – Chorley Youth Zone. Through a number of fun, team events, socials, raffles, sports challenges, games and other donations, we have raised over £5,000 between August and December 2018, with an aim to add to this in 2019.
4th December 2018
On October 2nd 2018, the Matchstick Men Group attained ISO 27001 accreditation for the internationally recognized Information Security Management System (ISMS) standard. This is a landmark achievement, which puts us among the UK businesses that form 10% of worldwide certifications and among the 21% of UK Businesses aware of it. (more…)
25th July 2018
Earlier this year The Matchstick Men Group were approached and signed up to an exciting opportunity to be part of the Great British Business Campaign via the Telegraph online.
This is a campaign fronted by Natasha Kaplinsky OBE (well-known newsreader, television presenter and the winner of the first series of Strictly Come Dancing) and distributed by The Telegraph online.
The initiative is designed to bring attention and support to over 5m small and medium sized businesses in the UK who are making a huge contribution to the economy and largely go unnoticed. It was a great opportunity which we didn’t want to miss!
Our Design & Trade team took the lead on creating our video campaign which has featured a number of our staff across all departments
The link to our campaign has now gone live and you can see our campaign on The Telegraph website here.
We hope you enjoy it and a big thank you to everyone who has contributed.