NoChintz reports £1.1m sales

The Manchester-based interior design agency said it has trebled its turnover to £1.1m in 2010 compared to sales of £350,000 between January and December 2009.

NoChintz said the achievement is the result of a series of new client wins over the last six months of 2010, which included JD Sports, Canterbury of New Zealand, 3M and Miller Homes.

Dominic Beardwell, director, NoChintz said: "2010 was an incredible year for NoChintz; it exceeded our expectations in many ways. Trebling our turnover because of our new clients, and repeat work from many of our existing clients, has also enabled us to recruit four new members to the team. I expect that we will double our turnover in 2011.

"NoChintz is growing and beginning to move into new areas beyond our original interior design proposition. We are marketing and managing freelance office space Studio 17 at 12 Hilton Street, and we've formed a working partnership with Rejuvenate to work with other businesses to help them build their brands."

NoChintz has designed three new stores for a JD Sports brand, the first opened in Hull just before Christmas and the remaining stores will open in the next few months.

The relationship with Bury-based JD Sports started in spring last year as NoChintz designed the stand for Canterbury of New Zealand at international trade show Bread and Butter held in Berlin. Canterbury launched a new fashion range at the show, and it was so successful that NoChintz will be back on board with Canterbury for the next Bread and Butter being held later this month.

Miller Homes is the latest property developer to call on NoChintz to design new show homes and a marketing suite for its Infusion development at Moss Side in Manchester.

Argent has used NoChintz expertise for its commercial office scheme, the Hive on Lever Street, in the Manchester's Northern Quarter, while NoChintz continues to work with Urban Splash.

NoChintz director Lucy Goddard has been building the NoChintz Agency to help promote and market furniture by North West designers. Over the August bank holiday weekend, NoChintz Agency took over the former Adidas store in Manchester's Triangle shopping centre to display the work of some of its designers and also took part in the London Design Festival held in September. NoChintz Agency is also the sole UK agent for Barcelona-based ABR.

This year has also seen NoChintz design more interiors for temporary spaces such as the VIP area for Pride and the North Pole Bar at Cathedral Gardens.

The new team members includes junior designers Solene Herviou and Claire Price, marketing assistant, Becci Sharkey, and Craig Halliday as graphic designer. NoChintz now has 14 staff.

The company was set up in 2007 and is owned and run by Natalie Gray, Dominic Beardwell and Lucy Goddard.

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