The managing director of a Mansfield firm that began life in his garage has praised his partnership with an accountancy firm that helped transform into a global force.
Malcolm Hall, of Hall-Fast Industrial Supplies on Anglia Way, has recognised the contribution from Stopford Associates with the pair enjoying an ongoing relationship since 2006 when Hall-Fast was established.
During that time Stopfords has helped transform Hall-Fast from a business that started on £5,000 into an international firm.
Malcolm Hall began Hall-Fast working from his back bedroom and using his garage as a wholesaler to supply industrial items to manufacturers and was initially supported by Stopfords to help raise finance and to understand how to grow a business.
Over the years Hall-Fast has seen rapid growth and the business has seen significant changes during that time, which with the support of Stopfords have proven extremely successful in helping the firm to expand.
During the first few years trading, the input of Stopfords proved very useful as they supported Hall-Fast with practical advice and assistance.
Stopfords has helped Hall-Fast become one of the region’s largest growing companies and are committed to assisting the company to continue to grow at a rate of 30-50 per cent a year.
Hall-Fast has gone on to win 20 awards including Midlands Exporter of the Year and both firms recognise the need to create strong relationships with local firms to achieve success.
Mr Hall said: “To encourage business growth, it is important for local businesses to create such strong relationships as we have done with Stopfords.
“Their support has been vital in helping Hall-Fast develop and grow into the award winning business that it has become.
“Setting up my own business all those years ago was quite stressful and the support from Stopfords along the way has made a real difference.”