Ray, forms an equal partnership with his wife and two sons Charles and Robert. This was also around the same time that the National Exhibition Centre (NEC) opened in Birmingham. Charles Bentley and Son were offered half of another companies stand on which to exhibit, the show was a great success and Bentley still exhibit at the same show to this day.
In 1992 the family business outgrew their premises and moved to Central House on Jubilee Drive, Loughborough. The 44,000 square foot office and warehousing facilities are the company headquarters for the next 17 years were they can produce, dispatch and stock hold 100’s of different products for the first time.
In 2008 Charles Bentley relocate their head offices across the road to Monarch Way. The multi-million pound investment is essential due to further expansion. 2008 also saw Charles Bentley expand Worldwide with factories in Sri Lanka and China, as well as offices in Hong Kong. The expansion ensued that Charles Bentley are able to offer innovative products at competitive prices.
150 years on and Charles Bentley have gone from a humble beginning and a small shop in England to a global enterprise and to celebrate we held a sequence of events throughout the year. To celebrate the company holds a number of community, educational and environmental events within the local area to mark the occassion.
At the end of 2011 Charles Bentley were named as one of Britain’s Brightest Businesses. The Telegraph published a report to celebrate the 1,000 mid-sized companies which have weathered the economic storm and are set to be the foundation of the UK’s recovery. 2011 also saw Charles Bentley launch patterned wooden brushware – The first company worldwide to design and produce such brushware further boasting their innovation capabilities.
Entered into the Manufacturing Excellence category for the 2012 awards Charles Bentley and Son Ltd were presented with the ‘highly commended’ award. James Bentley 6th generation family member and General Manager, received the award on behalf of the Bentley family. The awards focus on how family values help drive businesses forward and also review Company manufacturing capabilities.
Charles Bentley’s Vision: To provide our customers with outstanding innovative, great value and top quality products that are fit for purpose at competitive prices, always.
Our mission statement: Utilising our many years of experience in the cleaning industry our wealth of knowledge and our passion for innovation, it is our mission to produce a vast array of cleaning products that are used every day across the globe, tailoring our portfolio to meet our customers’ requirements.
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