John Packer Ltd. has been shortlisted for Taunton Deane Business Awards ‘Best Growth Business 2018’.
Despite the sharp decline in music education funding over the last few years – which the company previously relied upon – John Packer has seen significant growth over the last two years, owing to increased exporting of own brand ‘JP Musical Instruments’ to a global dealer network.
From their Taunton head office JP Musical Instruments are now supplied to more than 50 countries via a network of over 300 dealers. The company also has a fulfilment warehouse in the US alongside two UK warehouses.
Rob Hanson – one of three company Directors, which includes John Packer and Annie Gardner – said:
“Taking our UK B2C business and turning that into an international B2B brand and distribution was a lot more difficult than we first thought, but we learnt from our experience and took advice from the UK Trade & Investment.
“We have very close staff working relationships within our Company; many of which have years of experience in the music world. We owe a big thank you to all the staff that have contributed to our success.
“Going forward we are looking into amalgamating our Somerset premises to one site, providing customers and staff with a stable facility to continue our growth.”
The winner will be announced at a ceremony in Taunton on June 28th, 2018.
Picture: Staff at John Packer Ltd (middle seated company directors Rob Hanson, John Packer and Annie Gardner)