Derby-based Tidyco, a supplier of hydraulic and pneumatic products to the UK rail industry for over 40 years, also provides reactive and mobile hydraulic hose replacement services through its Hose Doctor division. Here, divisional manager Mark Newman discusses his role within Tidyco and the vision he has for the future of Hose Doctor. Hi Mark, how long have you worked for Tid ...
Down the line
Derby-based Tidyco, a supplier of hydraulic and pneumatic products to the UK rail industry for over 40 years, once again collaborated with Parker for the Railtex 2017 exhibition. With the main strapline for the event being ‘Thinking down the line’, the joint attendance engaged visitors by prompting discussions based around the following 4C’s Challenge: Cost Carbon Capacit ...
Keep cool and increase productivity
Derby-based Tidyco, a trusted designer, supplier and installer of complete HVAC systems to both private and public sector organisations helps to improve indoor air quality whilst enhancing comfort and increasing productivity. With the summer months rapidly approaching, now is the appropriate time for businesses to contact local specialist companies for a complete review of ...
Making light work of energy efficiency
Derby-based Tidyco, a supplier of hydraulic and pneumatic products to the UK rail industry for over 40 years, has made light work with an energy efficiency project. As part of its Corporate Social Responsibility Statement of Intent, the organisation has completed a lighting project to provide cost saving benefits as well as support on-going environmental initiatives. A com ...
Derby Based Engineering Firm Appoints Commercial Operations Manager
Following the recent report of 14% profitable growth and as part of an initiative to nurture a long term expansion strategy, Tidyco welcomes Sounil Heeramun to its team.
Sounil joins Tidyco as Commercial Operations Manager and will head up the central client support centre so as to continue building upon and delivering an exceptional customer journey experience. Sounil brings to the Tidyco team many years experience in top level management, operations and customer service excellence.
“I am really excited to have joined the Tidyco team and am looking forward to developing the commercial operations department. There is so much potential for continuing growth and I feel passionate about contributing towards on-going success.”
Tidyco Gains Cyber Essentials Certification
Global cyber crime damages will exceed $6 Trillion annually by 2021. The world will need to cyber defend 50X more data.
With a recent global cyber attack critically penetrating a total (at the time of writing) of 51 UK NHS Trusts, it is more important than ever for businesses to fully understand the 'real world' threat of cyber crime and the unprecedented damage and harm that it can cause.
Tidyco are Sales and Marketing Award Finalists
Tidyco is delighted to announce that it is a finalist in the Sales and Marketing Award category for the prestigious Derby Telegraph Business Awards 2017. Barry Aldridge MCIM, marketing manager for Tidyco comments; “This is wonderful news for the organisation and I am completely thrilled that the company has made it to finalist stage for such a highly recognised award.” Tidyco ...
Tidyco is a People Business
Barry Aldridge MCIM (right), marketing manager for Tidyco with Jay Bhundia, finance manager and Elaine Clark and Sophia Blakey of Rail Forum East Midlands
Derby-based Tidyco, a supplier of hydraulic and pneumatic products to the UK rail industry for over 40 years, recently reported profitable growth of 14%. It is also completing a Trade Mark project which will allow it to export with international brand protection through WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organization). Here, marketing manager Barry Aldridge MCIM fills us in on what’s been happening at the firm.
Hi Barry. You’re a marketing specialist. What’s changed since you started and how have recent developments in the field played into Tidyco’s marketing strategy?
I’ve been in marketing for 17 years. One of the biggest changes has been the shift to digital, but marketing has also changed from being transactional to being predominantly focussed on engagement. In many ways it’s gone down the emotive, or emotional route. It’s tougher now because there’s so much more competition.
Cyber security and data protection are vital because almost everything is done online. At Tidyco, I’ve been busy gaining all the necessary cyber essentials accreditations, and we’ve dispensed with our old open source web platform. This has been part of a broader drive to transform the firm’s marketing strategy.
You need to differentiate in order to stand out, and engaging with people on social media is crucial. We’re very much a people business. We do real-time chat on our website and our online store is very user friendly now.
The firm recently reported profitable growth of 14%? What’s been driving this?
We have a three year growth plan and we’re into the second year now. I’m pleased to say we’re on track.
The online store has been a grower, but it’s not yet the largest part of the business and will be expanded massively. Our significant growth has been in the rail industry, and it has come in part thanks to the local relationships we have built. We’ve also been building a strong rapport with Parker Hannifin at the start of the supply chain. Thirdly, our HVAC and Hose Doctor divisions have seen substantial growth.
In the end, it’s our people who are really driving the company forward. For example, the directors, management team, finance, customer support, manufacturing and logistics personnel have all been instrumental in our recent growth.
Can you tell us a bit about your CSR work?
I like to use the phrase “Glocal” a lot. Even though we’re expanding the export side of our business, we’re not ignoring the community in Derby. We engage with the rail industry and participate in local government initiatives, all with the aim of working towards supply chain excellence.
Corporate social responsibility is a big driver for us. A lot of business is about trust these days, so it’s more important than ever. We’ve been put forward for a parliamentary award by Derby North MP Amanda Solloway off the back of our CSR work.
How would you rate the manufacturing sector’s prospects post-Brexit?
There are challenges ahead but also exciting opportunities. At Tidyco we’ve seen increased demand specifically within the rail sector, and, indeed, we’re looking to become a major player in the East Midlands Gateway programme – a fantastic opportunity for companies in the region. However, moving forward I think it’s important for us and other manufacturers to expand and diversify in order to succeed. For example, we want to grow our supply into the aerospace and automotive sectors in future.
Our strapline is “Quality British Engineering”, and I think stressing the quality of British-made products will be increasingly important post-Brexit.
Finally, tell us what makes Derby a great location to operate from.
The East Midlands in general is a great place to do business. Derby is full of digital innovation, and I think there’s a real opportunity for the city to be recognised globally as a digital leader. We’ve been getting involved with this side of things via the D2N2 LEP. Tech and innovation is a big part of the city’s traditional industries as well, so I can definitely see a bright future ahead for the area.
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