2019 marks the 40th anniversary of Business Micros. Having previously been voted Digital Specialist in 2017 & 2018, we see this category VBH have been supplying the UK market since 1975, initially from Germany and then from our UK company in Kent since 1982. We now have sites in England, Scotland and Wales.
Having started out as a distributor of other people’s products, we launched our own greenteQ brand in 2009. The popularity of greenteQ has grown exponentially since then thanks to the introduction of products such as Clearspan bi-fold door hardware, suited window, door and patio door furniture, Coastline stainless steel furniture with its 25 year guarantee, and a comprehensive range of profile cylinders. There is much more available from stock and even more due to launch soon!
We actively help our customers (or partners) to sell more into domestic replacement, new build and commercial markets. Current examples of this are our Document Q guidance and Q-secure consumer security guarantee. Q-secure is free for Approved Partners and will pay the homeowner up to £8000 direct if a Q-secure spec window, door or patio is broken into as a result of hardware failure. We actively drive enquiries to our partner network, generating additional business.
We have always believed in promoting from within where possible. In fact, 2 of our senior management team joined the company as 16 year old warehouse operatives (many years ago…). We have 4 finalists in the Young Person category, coming from the external sales team, customer services, purchasing and accounts. We are delighted for all 4, as they all fully deserve the recognition and we just wish there could be 4 winners!