Kitchen equipment firm hits £2million turnover in just two years

Valda Goodfellow
Valda Goodfellow
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LUXURY tableware and kitchen equipment business Goodfellows is proving no flash in the pan.

The Peterlee firm has clocked up a £2million turnover in less than two years.

Launched in March 2012 by North East-born food and hospitality entrepreneurs Valda and Paul Goodfellow, the company boasts Close House, Seaham Hall, Jesmond Dene House and the Michelin-starred Raby Hunt restaurant among its regional clients, as well as a number of top venues across the UK.

Exclusive agreements with manufacturers of unique tableware, equipment and chefs’ clothing have seen the business grow from start-up to a team of 16 people at its Peterlee head office, and open a London showroom.

Valda said: “This has been an amazing year.

“Reaching a £2million turnover in such a short space of time is testament to the great team of people we have in place and a belief that the market was ready for a high-end supplier with the focus on quality, innovation and customer service,” said Valda.

The recipe for success has also proved popular overseas.

“Our export success has been a real surprise to us, with orders coming in from countries such as Switzerland, Saudi Arabia, China, Australia and Sweden,” said Valda. “As well as being ahead of our targets, we are busy working on some exciting but top-secret TV show work, all of which will lead to us creating more jobs.”