Second London Stock Exchange Award for Omar Group
15th June 2016
Further to being announced as one of the London Stock Exchange Group’s, 1,000 Companies to Inspire Britain earlier this year; Omar Group is delighted to announce that they have now been selected as one of 1,000 Companies to Inspire Europe. This first edition, landmark report produced by the London Stock Exchange Group, lists the 1000 most dynamic and fastest-growing small and medium-sized companies in Europe; only 150 businesses to have received this honour are British.
To be selected for the list, companies had to demonstrate positive growth in revenue over the last three years, as well as significantly out-performing the competition. The result is a list of companies both richer and more varied than ever identified in an exercise of this type before. The full index can be found at the back of the book 1000 Companies to inspire Europe and online at www.1000Companies.com; the report officially launches in Brussels on 15th June.
As a market leading, solutions provider, designer and manufacturer to the residential park home and lodge park marketplace, Omar Group has built up its brand portfolio over recent years, and the group now encompasses four distinct and respected brands: Omar Park & Leisure Homes, Wessex Unique Lodges & Park Homes, Omar Park Development Services (OPDS) and Boutique Lodges, Holidays by Omar.
The team at Omar have worked tirelessly over the past six years to more than treble their sales, taking the group from a £10m business in 2010, to a business with turnover in excess of £30m in 2015.
Over the last three years the company has created 220 new full time jobs, and last year ten apprentices were recruited to be trained in trades as diverse as Information Technology and Computer Aided Design to Carpentry and Plumbing.
Due to demand for the group’s luxury lodges and park homes, in 2015 Omar invested in its manufacturing capability by opening a new satellite manufacturing facility in Hull. 2016 see’s further significant investment with a 40,000 sq ft. factory extension to the group’s 13½-acre production facility at its headquarters in Brandon, Suffolk.
2015 also saw the launch of Boutique Lodges, Holidays by Omar (Omar Franchising Limited), a unique franchise opportunity for landowners to create their own holiday lodge park following tried and tested methodology.
Omar Group CEO, Dean Westmoreland commented: “We were very proud to be named by the London Stock Exchange Group as one of an elite band of SMEs that gives inspiration to the nation earlier this year; to then go on to be included in a list of companies to inspire Europe is a greater honour still. To be included in such a prestigious report is an enormous achievement and testimony to the hard work and dedication of the 350 plus strong team here at Omar.”
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