An on-line business, started by a North Yorkshire vet in his front room, is celebrating another impressive milestone buy completing their millionth sale!
Since its launch in 2006 by Iain Booth, Thirsk-based VetUK firm now employs a workforce of 32 and sells more than 10,000 items to pet owners all over the world.
Last month (August) the company acquired rival, Nutrecare, which will still retrain its own identity and sit alongside VetUK’s other brands, PetUK and Max and Molly’s pet food range.
VetUK Managing Director Iain Booth said:
2012 is proving to be a very memorable and exciting year for us. Our millionth order is certainly a milestone worth celebrating.
We have come a very long way since our launch six years ago, when we set out to offer pet owners pet medicines at reduced prices.
From the living room at our house near Ripon, we now occupy a 16,000 sq ft unit in Europark, Thirsk, and have invested heavily in bespoke customer management software. We continue to see rapid growth of 30 per cent year on year.
As part of VetUK’s one millionth sales celebrations, the firm will randomly choose one customer each day for the month of September to win a prize.
In addition, it has teamed up with York’s Best Western Monkbar Hotel to offer a weekend stay for two, and their pet, including breakfast on both mornings and dinner on the first night.
We are constantly looking at developing our business further and are looking at introducing new lines, creating new brands and, naturally, growing our customer base.
Hopefully it won’t be too long before we are celebrating another significant milestone in VetUK’s short history.
Further information about Vet UK is available by visiting its website at www.vetuk.co.uk