Derbyshire Business Named UK’s Number One


7th of December, 2010 Bookmark and Share
An online mobile phone retailer has clinched the top spot in the Sunday Times Virgin Fasttrack 100, making it the fastest growing business in the UK.
Derbyshire-based BuyMobilePhones.net was named number one on 5 December in the Sunday Times league table, which ranks the 100 privately-owned companies which have seen the fastest growing sales over the last three years.
Over this time period, BuyMobilePhones.net grew its sales by 340 per cent, seeing a rise from £288,000 in 2006, to a phenomenal £24.5m in 2009.
Founded by Derbyshire businessman Paul Sisson in 1997, the company began life as a chain of 14 shops based in and around the Derbyshire/Nottinghamshire area. In 2003, the company made the transition from high street to online retailer and set up base in Alfreton. In the past two years, it has doubled its employee-base from 30 to 60 and now sells more than 80,000 mobile phone contracts every year.
“We’ve worked hard to get our name out there,” explains Paul. “We are featuring high up internet search engines and worth of mouth has also proved very powerful.”
A unique selling point for the business is the free gift incentives it offers to customers who purchase a mobile phone contract, with gifts ranging from iPods and games consoles, to laptops and televisions.
Paul added: “Our ambition now is to become the first place people go for a mobile phone, and we are well on our way to achieving that.”
Kristen Lackajis
Paul Sisson is available for interviews, please see details below. High resolution images are available on request. For further information contact Kristen Lackajis, Press Officer at BuyMobilePhones.net. Tel: 01773 522352 Email: krissy@buymobilephones.net