THE Sash Window Workshop is this year celebrating 25 years of business. The company was established on 11 February 1994 by Richard Dollar. Initially operating from a small converted pig shed in Ascot the company has grown and now operates from two workshops in Bracknell. The company now has over 80 employees and turns over around £6.5 million a year.
The Berkshire based company provides a range of bespoke timber window and door services, from complete replacement to draught proofing and overhaul. The company is proud to manufacture all its new windows and doors in the UK, providing high quality products to its customers. The loyal and dedicated staff, many of whom have served with the company for much of its 25 years, provide the backbone of the business.
To mark 25 years, the company invited some of their long-standing employees and commercial customers to celebrate at an exclusive private event at Westminster Abbey in London. Bracknell MP Dr Phillip Lee and local radio station BBC Berkshire also visited The Sash Window Workshop to learn how the company has grown.
Managing director and founder, Richard Dollar, commented on how the company’s growth has not always been easy, “25 years have flown by, it’s been an interesting journey! Starting from nothing with a hand to mouth existence, through many ups and downs, to a very successful 2018 fitting and repairing £6.5 million-worth of bespoke windows and doors.
“We are very proud of our success which is based on giving our clients an exceptional product backed up with excellent customer service, all delivered by an outstanding team that has grown from 2 to 82 people. We look forward to continuing the journey over the next 25 years!”
Today, the majority of the company’s enquiries and orders come from previous customers and recommendations. With such successful growth over the last 25 years, The Sash Window Workshop is looking forward to more success over the next 25 years.