Cottam will be exhibiting for the first time at the Totally DIY Show, one of the must-attend events in the DIY supply chain calendar.
With a history focussed squarely on the industrial market, Cottam products are, as you would expect built to last. From heavy duty yard brooms and street sweeping equipment, through to coatings products for use in extreme conditions, the diversity of products means there is always the right tool for any particular job.
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Asked why Cottam have decided to exhibit this year, Sales Director Kathy Bevan commented “We’ve always been a bit nervous of attending these shows possibly suffering from the inferiority complex that affects a lot of small businesses. Over the last few years we’ve developed Cottam from a regional brush manufacturer to a vibrant design, manufacture and supply company with customers and suppliers across the world. We’re confident in our capabilities now and we believe it’s the right time to enter new markets .”
Cottam have gone through a massive period of change since moving to new premises back in 2007. “The legacy of being in business since 1858 almost held the business back from fulfilling its potential” says Manufacturing Director, Alan Crook. “The premises move was the catalyst we needed to change our mindset and become a design led company. It was a pivotal decision and one that has given us renewed strength and motivation for the future”.
Asked about the secret of being in business for nearly 160 years, Ben Cottam, managing director said “It’s really all down to 3 things. Great quality product, great service and great people. We have introduced stringent quality control procedures - if its says Cottam on the box, that’s our guarantee of quality. Our customers tell us that our service is unparalleled. We do what we say we’ll do, and if we can go the extra mile – we will. And we’re lucky enough to work with a fantastic group of people both internally within Cottam and externally. We enjoy working with out customers and suppliers and I think that shows.”