4 SME NEWS / 2018 UK Southern Business Awards , Allied Hygiene is one of the largest independent UK based manufacturers of wet wipes, dry wipes and paper consumables. Having recognised the firm in this year’s UK Southern Business Awards we profile it to share an overview of the services it offers and the secrets behind the success it enjoys today. Best Multi-Industry Hygiene Products Provider 2018 Located in Erith, South East London, Allied has a purpose built manufacturing site with the latest state of the art production equipment and warehousing facility. From this location Allied supplies its distributor customer base in the domestic UK market, other European countries and internationally including the Middle East, Asia Pacific and North America. Since its creation, Allied has operated its business as a family business and as a result there is a culture of an open communicative and informal style which allows people to feel comfortable and encourages team work and mutual support. These values were one of the key factors which enabled Allied to recover from a major fire in 2015 a result of an arson attack. Employees worked tirelessly under very difficult and stressful periods to rebuild the business. To ensure that together they achieve and deliver high service levels for its customers, good and regular communication across all areas of the business as well as continual professional development opportunities are key. Allied’s staff are its greatest asset and their skill and dedication to excellence is what sets the firm apart from its competitors, so it is understandable that the firm focuses on supporting them and providing them with the opportunity to flourish in their respective roles. Alongside its focus on staff development, Allied also strives Allied Hygiene SOU18021 Company: Allied Hygiene Contact: Mark Blackhall Address: 5 Centurion Way, Erith, Kent, DA18 4AF, UK Phone: 020 8310 4000 Website: www.alliedhygiene.com continually to innovate, enhance value and be ahead of the curve. The company is large enough to offer economies of scale, but small enough to listen to its customers and accommodate their requirements. Having achieved phenomenal success since inception, today Allied is active in seven key markets: the food industry, industrial, HORECa (hotels, restaurants and catering), retail (in-store hygiene), dairy sector, facilities management and medical/healthcare markets. Looking to the future, Allied has a number of excellent pipeline growth projects which centre around further investments in new technology machines to open new market opportunities. These include some innovative new product developments and added value to some existing products to deliver improved hygiene, ease of use and greater sustainability for the firm’s products. Within the South of England, there is and is planned to be significant activity and growth in the construction sector from building of new housing, office space and transport infrastructure. As part of its focus on innovation, Allied is focussing on bringing to market wipes products specifically for the construction sector as part of its medium-term growth strategy. Thanks to this vast array of projects and developments, the firm has an exciting time ahead and will be working towards even greater success over the years to come.