The CMOStores.com team based at Burrington Way, Plymouth

Federation of Small Businesses recognises CMOStores’ success

Fast-growing online builder’s merchant CMOStores.com, based in Plymouth, has been shortlisted by the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) in its prestigious national awards.

The awards, which celebrate the success of small businesses, received hundreds of entries from across the South West, with CMOStores.com being one of just five companies in the region shortlisted in the Digital/E-commerce Business of the Year category.

The FSB Celebrating Small Businesses Awards recognise and celebrate the huge contribution that smaller businesses make to the UK. Successful entrants in the Digital/E-commerce category were required to demonstrate they had the resilience needed for the fast-paced nature of doing business online as well as delivering an outstanding customer journey, showing responsiveness to customers’ needs, with the business results and growth to match.

CMOStores.com will take part in the regional finals on 26th February with an awards ceremony being held at Somerset County Cricket Club in Taunton. If successful, the company will go forward to the UK finals in London on 21st May.

Andy Dunkley, CEO for CMOstores.com, said: “This latest achievement is another important milestone in the business’ development. We now have a 100-strong team in Plymouth, a turnover of £38.6m and, most importantly, we are successfully serving thousands of loyal customers across our six e-Commerce platforms.

“We are proud to have met the judges’ criteria, showing that we have used digital innovation and e-commerce to achieve growth, exceptional customer experience and increased financial performance. CMOStores has always been a dynamic business which set out to ‘disrupt’ a traditional market by bringing the benefits of online shopping to builders and DIY enthusiasts – it’s fantastic to see the team’s commitment and talent being recognised in this way.”

In 2019 over 2,000 small businesses entered the awards, with only around 100 progressing to the national stage.

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