HBD Europe Limited produces SBC Skincare, which celebrated its 30-year anniversary in 2020, and is the UK and Ireland distributor for global spa skincare brand Pevonia. With increased demand from its worldwide customer base, the company needed to expand and streamline operations and turned to the Growing Business Fund.
The Suffolk-based business expansion has been supported by New Anglia Enterprise Partnership through the Growing Business Fund. The grant allowed HBD to increase the office space at their Needham Market site, by creating an extension over the existing warehouse. The company was also able to increase and improve their despatch area to cope with the increasing orders.
In addition to the physical growth, the grant supported the modernisation of the ERP system, which is due to go live next week. Installing the new Enterprise Resource Planning software is essential for the most efficient use of time and materials, for the skincare specialists. Dan Mason, General Manager for HBD Europe Limited, said ‘The new offices and despatch area are already proving invaluable to us. With the implementation of the new software this month, we can see the final improvements made possible with thanks to New Anglia Enterprise Partnership and the Growing Business Fund.