WHAT’S IN THE NAME?
The “LIV” part of the name is short for “Olivia”, who is the daughter of one of the company director’s. “Supplies” was preferred to “plastics” due to the fact our aim was stock and supply more than just plastics. We are constantly trying to become “The One Stop Shop” and offer new and unique products for current and potential customers.
WHAT WE ARE ABOUT
The people involved with starting the company had been involved in the plastics industry for many years and had gained a lot of knowledge and experience. It is very much a ‘family based’ company, and the majority of staff are friends, family or former work colleagues. We are not a large corporate business, and we aim to provide a top quality service to our customers in a friendly manner.
HOW IT ALL BEGAN
LIV Supplies Ltd started out as small as possible, basically an office and a small space for holding minimal levels of stock. The companies trading was mainly internet sales, with hardly any trade or retail sales.
As time went on we decided to try and get some of the local trade, with that in mind we needed bigger premises to hold enough stock to meet the requirements of the trade. We also set up an accounts office at this point to keep a track of money and make sure everything is running smoothly with the expansion taking place.
This worked very well, but we soon outgrew the warehouse, so yet again LIV Supplies had to move. We found a great retail premises just around the corner which is visible from the area’s large supermarket ASDA. This was an ideal spot to attract the retail customers and is also on the same road as some of our local competition which is also healthy business.
WHERE WE ARE NOW
We have two branches within the Hull area, servicing both sides of the city. Very experienced staff runs them both and have all been within the industry for many years. Our current website went live January 2010. We upgraded from our original website to try and make the navigation and order processing easier for the customer. We are always looking at new and innovative ideas to help the customer make the choice of purchasing from us rather than one of our competitors. The ‘Cut-To-Size Shapes’ program on our website enables the customer to order a specific shape cut to specific sizes which no other website at the minute can offer.
Thank you for taking your time to read about our business,
LIV Supplies Ltd