Leeds-based online pet supplies store, Monster Pet Supplies, has reported turnover figures of £6.3m, an increase of 47 percent.
The company, which was established in 2010 by Leeds-born founder Jonny Gould, was one of the many businesses in Kirkstall, Leeds which was hit by the Boxing Day storms, resulting in significant damage to stock and a monumental clear-up.
Following the floods and to support the future growth ambitions of the business, Monster Pet Supplies applied to the Business Growth Programme and was awarded a grant from the Leeds City Region Local Enterprise Partnership (The LEP) to fund the necessary move into new, larger premises.
This was to facilitate the exponential growth of the company and to safe-guard 28 jobs in the region. The new 18,500 sq ft premises includes a state-of-the-art warehouse for stock and distribution and enough office space for the company to expand.
Since its inception in 2010, Monster Pet Supplies has shipped over 4.3 million tonnes of pet food to nearly half a million customers nationwide.
Jonny Gould, founder and CEO of Monster Pet Supplies said, “Boxing Day last year was a testing time for the business. As a retailer, Christmas is the busiest time of the year and on top of Monster Pet Supplies’ national customer base, we also had the orders from WaitrosePet.com and other partners to fulfil.
“We’re incredibly grateful for the help received from staff, friends, volunteers – it may have been a very different story without them.
“Moving into new premises will help us to achieve our ambitious growth plans and it will also open the door to recruitment opportunities here in Leeds over the next 12 months.”