Component supplier recruits to support £20m turnover ambition

Huddersfield-based component supplier, Accu, has started a recruitment drive to support its ambition to be a £20m turnover company by 2023.

The business has set in motion plans to take on staff to fill 25 new roles by the end of 2021, which would increase its headcount to more than 80 employees.

Revenues at the firm reached £6-7m in 2020 – a 60% increase on the previous year – due to increased innovation within the manufacturing sector during the pandemic.

Accu was founded in 2012. Its digital platform is capable of integrating with manufacturers’ internal systems, analysing their stock levels, predicting how many parts are required by when, triggering an order and shipping it – with no need for human touchpoints.

The company also aids manufacturers in bringing new innovations to market quickly.

During prototype phases, clients lean on Accu’s inventory of 500,000 specialist parts, which can be dispatched the same day, ready to be used by engineers across the world.

Co-founder, Martin Ackroyd, said: “History has shown that crises drive innovation, and that has certainly been the case during COVID-19.

“Many manufacturers around the world ‘pivoted’, which led to an exponential increase in innovation.

“Engineers were able to cut through needless red tape and move much more quickly than they ever had before.

“More clients were relying on us for prototype components than we had ever known – the service completely skyrocketed.

“We’re now focusing on reinvesting our profits to improve our service, with new technological releases set for later this year.”

10 new starters have been onboarded since the start of 2021, including business intelligence manager, Beckie Pisacane, and customer satisfaction manager, Elinor Beaumont.

Pisacane joins Accu with a wealth of experience in online data analysis and merchandising from the fast-paced fashion industry, where she worked with a number of leading brands.

Beaumont has 10 years’ experience in customer service. Having worked for a nationwide service provider, she understands a customer’s requirements and what it takes to deliver a great service.

The company has also launched a next day delivery service – named AccuPro – for orders made before 7.15pm. And it has reassigned its delivery service from DHL to DPD, to improve reliability of delivery and to support its commitment to a more sustainable supply network.

Roles are now being created in operational positions to support the firm’s warehousing, quality and manufacturing teams.