Merchant supplier CEO praises team effort

Merchant supplier CEO praises team effort: The founder and CEO of a company that has grown to become one of the UK’s leading independent suppliers of landscaping solutions has praised the “hard work, dedication and innovative spirit of [the] entire team” as it marks its 20th anniversary.

Talasey’s owner, Mark Wall, issued a glowing thank you to staff and partners in both the merchant and landscaping industries on the exact date that the company celebrated its first two decades – and said he was “excited about the future”.

Merchant supplier CEO praises team effort

Merchant supplier CEO praises team effort

Mr Wall said: “As we celebrate Talasey Ltd’s 20th anniversary, I am filled with life, pride and sincere gratitude. Reaching this milestone is a testament to the hard work, dedication and innovative spirit of our entire team, as well as the unwavering support of our partners and customers.”

He then reflected on the journey that the company – which started life as Natural Paving Products and has a team of nearly 100 employees – has been on and said: “Over the past two decades, Talasey has grown from a small start-up into a leading name in our industry. Our journey has been marked by numerous achievements, awards and innovative projects, as well as the establishment of strong relationships within the industry. From our humble beginnings as Natural Paving Products to becoming a trusted provider of high-quality landscaping solutions, we have navigated through tough external factors and industry challenges. Disruption has become the new normal, and our ability to adapt and thrive amidst these changes has been a key driver of our success.”

Looking to the future, he said: “While we are proud of our past, we are equally excited about the future. The landscaping industry is evolving, and we are committed to staying at the forefront of innovation and sustainability. Our focus will be on reinvesting profits to support the development of new products, embracing cutting-edge technologies and continuing to provide exceptional service to our customers, through an ever-expanding and effective team.”

He rounded off the message with a thank you and said: “This milestone would not have been possible without the trust and support of our clients and partners and the hard work of our talented Team Talasey – your support has been invaluable, and I extend my deepest gratitude to each of you. Together, we have built something truly remarkable, and together, we can look forward to many more years of success and collaboration as we continue to achieve great things.”

The company was founded after Mr Wall spotted a gap in the UK domestic market for high-quality, ethically sourced natural stone landscaping products – including block paving, walling, copings, cobbles, kerbs and edgings, and stepping stones.

As the business grew, it began introducing other complementary products and ranges, such as Pavetuf (to aid the installation, maintenance and protection of hard landscaping) and the Vitripiazza collection of high-quality, vitrified porcelain paving and porcelain wall cladding.

By the time the Luxigraze range of high-quality artificial grass products was launched in 2017, the company had recognised the need for the business to evolve to reflect its position as one of the UK’s leading independent suppliers of landscaping solutions. It rebranded to Talasey and later added a collection of composite decking, fencing and cladding solutions, called Piranha.

In 2021, it acquired St. Vincent House (SVH) in Scunthorpe and spent six months renovating the four-acre site ahead of its staff moving into the new head office. It’s already become a centre of excellence for the UK landscaping industry and is a Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) Centre of Excellence. The site also houses the Talasey Training Academy (TTA) – a training centre used by the UK landscaping industry to increase skills and raise standards.

To mark its 20th year, Talasey has hosted a special staff birthday party – where all employees came together to celebrate the milestone. The company is also hosting events for partners and key figures from the landscaping and merchant industries – as well as the local business community.

On a more benevolent front, Talasey set itself a target to complete 20 charitable activities during 2024 to raise money for a number of charities, including Band of Builders and Children In Need. This has ranged from entering tough mudders, to hosting bake offs, to taking part in a dragon boat race – as well as getting involved in hikes and bike rides.

He summed up by saying: “We’ve hit an important milestone in celebrating 20 years of Talasey… and here’s to the next 20 years!”

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