// Wren Kitchens owner records turnover of over £800 million
// Pre-tax profit increased to £64.5 million from £38.3 million
Wren Kitchens owner The West Retail Group has reported a turnover of over £800 million.
The company, which also owns electronics retailer Ebuyer, saw its group turnover rise from £701.1 million to £800.1 million in the year ending December 31, 2019.
Pre-tax profit also increased to £64.5 million from £38.3 million the year before.
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Turnover of £612.7 million was recorded in 2019, a 25 per cent increase from £490.8 million the previous year, while pre-tax profit grew to £65.2 million from £37.2 million.
The West Retail Group is led by managing director Mark Pullan and owned by Malcolm Healey through his private equity company Vida Capital Partners.
Wren Kitchens, which has its head office in Barton-upon-Humber and facilities in Scunthorpe and Howden, employs about 2000 people in East Yorkshire.
During the year, Wren Kitchens was granted planning permission for a kitchen manufacturing facility located behind its existing factory on its 180-acre Barton-upon-Humber estate.
The £120 million, 990,000sq ft development represents the company’s largest single investment and is set to create a range of manufacturing jobs, as well as IT development, engineering, customer service and product development roles.
Wren Kitchens finished the year with 89 showrooms and opened additional sites in Bradford, Edmonton, Enfield and Scunthorpe following the year end.
In June, the company resumed its expansion programme, which had been paused during the Covid-19 lockdown, with the opening of its 100th showroom targeted later this year.
Meanwhile, turnover at Howden-based Ebuyer was £190.5 million in 2019, compared to £212.2 million the year before.